Mental Health: A Conversation (ft. Gabbie Hanna) | Doctor Mike

Apparently, Gabbie and I love to chat all things health. So much so that we ended up getting two great videos from our ask doctor mike recording session. This is …



  1. I never realized emotions could make you feel physical pains. That's crazy. It makes sense though because I definitely get sore easier and get way more headaches and stomachaches when I'm upset or stressed about something.

  2. My husband has social anxiety soooo bad. I used to until I had my first job and it made me be able to break it. Every time we go grocery shopping, out to eat, etc…he is always in a rush and gets so anxious about something bad happening. We have a family of 4 and when I'm trying to take my time thinking of what we need and I ask him questions he's always short with me and tries to hurry me along. It's so difficult trying to do anything in public with him but he is getting a little better.

  3. Health care reform is debated, argued, and made to be a hot topic as it should be. But Mental Health Care reform in this country gets no press time and needs SERIOUS attention. Ask any parent with a special needs child suffering from some type of mental disorder what happens when they turn 18? All these helpful programs and resources suddenly dry up. Mental Health Care reform is BADLY needed.

  4. He touches on so many issues that are so point on like labelling and stigma attached to mental health , psychosomatic symptoms , doctors quick to prescribe medicines and not bothering to look at mental health aspect and even patients who would rather have some medicine and be anxiety or depression free rather than open up in some therapy . Medicines are okay , we need those but we need to change the faulty behaviour patterns too . As a clinical psychologist from India , we have deal with everything from stigma attached to visiting a therapist to being looked down upon by some psychiatrist . You end up thinking why would an educated person understand the importance when legit doctors can't . I really appreciate that he is giving mental health of patients a thought ! 😊

  5. I am 14 and i have stood up in front of my class and talked deeply about my experience with high functioning depression and anxiety (diagnosed), it was an assignment but i am open about it.
    Soz…. that got sad

  6. Being bipolar I understand before i was diagnosed i was 14 and drank a lot and took pills and partied and skipped school slept all day or stayed up for days at a time and everything your saying is so true and i hate it when people get one mood swing and are sitting there making jokes about being bipolar and making fun of me and people like me and i love how open minded and rational you are being

  7. Love this video. First, you're talking to each other instead of the camera like real human beings. Second, I really appreciate the discussion about diagnosing too early and repressed emotions because I know that I probably should have started seeing a therapist years ago, but have neglected to do so because I'm scared they will misinterpret what happens when I start talking. I have attempted to talk to school wellness counselors both in high school and college for different reasons, and each time I've broken down into uncontrollable tears. The high school counselor thought that I was being abused, and that I was lying when I assured her that I wasn't and didn't know why I was crying. The college counselor I warned before hand, she seemed to take my word for it that I have never been abused, but still in hindsight didn't really help me even though after seeing her a few times I had felt a little bit better. The more I've thought about it over the past few years, I have come up with a theory that I just have so many repressed emotions from childhood that when I'm faced with a situation to talk about them my brain just doesn't know where to start, and the uncontrollable crying starts.

  8. I have bi-polar disorder and people don't understand how difficult it really is to deal with. I try to talk about it to people to educate them. For me, keeping a job and staying married is the hardest. Automatic negative thoughts cause me to constantly worry and question everything in my life…

  9. people with mental disorders that include "a lack of empathy" don't tend see much (if anything) wrong with themselves. meaning they don't necessarily have to have adverse side effects with holding a job or relationships to be diagnosed.

  10. Hey, dr. Mike!
    I study to become a kindergarten teacher and the studies include a lot of children's psychology. What you describe by the end of the video, where you talk about challenges in a kids life and so on caught my attention.
    I don't know if your aware of this or not but Lev Výgodskii, a psychologist that lived in the 18 hundreds, was known for his theories and research on the "zone of proximal development" which is similar to what you are describing. I think you would be interested in checking it out. 🙂

    Nice video btw. Sometimes i just listen to your videos. Maybe do a podcast? 😉

  11. I love this video. So many points that a lot of people don’t want to admit or come to terms with. I learned a lot from this video thank you so much. Please do more like this!

  12. also, another difference between psychopathy and sociopathy is psychopaths cannot form emotional connections due to a complete or great lack of empathy, whereas sociopaths can

  13. You should do a collab with Brielle. She’s about 3 or 4 years old and she’s super into science. She’s been on the Ellen show and she has some videos up her channel. I feel that collab with her would be awesome !! 🙂

  14. ¡Hi Dr. Mike! I love your point of view in this video, in facts there is a book wrote by Lise Bourbeau call Your Body's Telling You: Love Yourself! (Obedece tu cuerpo, amate) I thing you might like it. Also, I wanted to know if there is a connection between hypothyroidism and the feelings or mental thoughts, thanks. ¡Have a nice day! 🇨🇴

    the part about the smiling! ik this might not be the case but every time I cry I literally cannot stop smiling, I laugh a bit too. I've been struggling for years and no one really knows about it; I've been avoiding talking about it because my sister is FAR worse than I am.

  16. I don't know if Dr. Mike is ever going to read this comment, but I was watching this video and I thought… have you ever considered subtitling your videos? For example, I wish I could show this one to my parents, but unfortunately they don't speak English and translating the whole thing for them is not practical. Anyway, thank you for your responsible, funny and entertaining content!!!

  17. talking about the id and the self and superego/ego and shadow and all of these different things is so cool. not that i know much about psychology and the mind but i have taken many courses on this and it's just all so very interesting to me. i'd love to see more videos like this because it's so very important to talk about mental health and bring awareness to it.

  18. I started talking about my mental health issues with a teacher of mine as I was around 13 years old. She really helped me to see that I should talk with a therapist. After a while, I got diagnosed with depression w/ suicidal thoughts and social anxiety. Even tho, I told a few people about it and talked freely on social media posts (where I'm not known) about it, it's still hard for me talking with people about it, like I can't tell my class because I'm still too afraid to get judged and I'm ashamed. But I'm more open than before, I'm still learning how to deal with all of this. I'm 17 now and I'm in therapy which is really helpful and nothing to be ashamed about, a thing I have to say to myself often to believe, but it's true.🌹

  19. Hi Mike!
    Don’t know if you’ll ever see this — but this video helped me a lot! Last fall I started the 3rd semester of my biomechanics engineering degree, but after a few weeks of school I developed a nasty cough, which just didn’t go away. The cough kept me up at night and was so loud and violent that it started interrupting the lectures at uni.
    I went to the doctor and was put on two different types of antibiotics (one at the time) and had several physical exams and a few x-rays taken — all of which yielded no result, and my doctor didn’t really know what to do.
    The cough would subside a bit when I sometimes took a few days off from uni, but returned full force as soon as I did to uni.
    At the time I wasn’t feeling very well mentally, and was unhappy with what I was doing with my life, but pressured myself to keep going at uni — because hey, that’s what you do right?!
    I finally cracked after almost two months with the cough, I took sick-leave and my doctor sent me to see a psychologist. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but after only about a week on sick-leave the cough had disappeared like morning dew in the sun. I was amazed, and figured it might have had something to do with my metal health — but I could never get a straight answer, not from my doctor or online — until now.
    Know that repressing and refusing to acknowledge my bad mental health was most likely what caused my horrible cough has given me peace I did not know I needed.
    Thank you so, so much — I’m finding it hard to put to words what finding out what was happening to/with me means to me, but it’s just such a relief!
    I have since then quit the biomechanics engineering degree, and have focused a lot more on my metal health. I am looking forward to starting school again this fall, where I’m going to study to become a radiographer 😄
    Thank you! 🙏🏼

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