October 1, 2019

The Qualys

Qualy #33 – How silent bravado and incessant striving can lead to a functional (and actual) death, and why Paul is critical of the current state of psychiatry

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #15 – Paul Conti, M.D.: trauma, suicide, community, and self-compassion.


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  1. Conti’s words spoke to my condition, my extended family on the paternal side is rife with binge drinkers, religious nuts, hoarders, and miscellaneous fanatics and hardliners. Its not been until the last few years that I realized that much of our self destructive behavior has its roots in our attempts to quell a low grade anxiety that we just have as a part of our makeup.
    My addiction is busyness, and also living in the future, this Ted Talk resonated with me. Like he’s reading my texts.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze6t34_p-84

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