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The Side Effects of Being Human – ASMR Supportive Friend / Mental Health vlog



I act as a supportive friend while rowing my boat down a winding stream of consciousness that contains my unadulterated thoughts, views, feelings, advice, knowledge and experiences on a wide variety of mental health topics primarily suggested by viewers that they themselves or someone they know are dealing with. I also swear. A lot. Sorry, but I get very emotional and defensive whenever I talk about how people are mistreated in this world. What can I say, I wear my heart proudly on my throat.

Please remember – if you are having suicidal thoughts, dealing with severe depression, self-harm, etc., please call a national or local hot-line, emergency office, etc.

List of Suicide Crisis Lines: http://bit.ly/1oYV5wr

I call this “The Side Effects of Being Human” after compiling the list of topics provided by viewers and seeing how it looks like the side effects listed on a prescription drug label. Says a lot about our species.

Much love, peace and respect to you and yours always.
– ER / Uncle E 😉

Timeline:
00:00 Intro
11:55 – Fire symbolism
22:00 – The list of viewer provided topics
24:50 – Lack of mental health education
37:39 – Suicidal thoughts & suicide
44:23 – The animal inside us – Fear & anger
46:58 – Ignorance (bigotry, racism, sexism, etc.)
52:37 – We’re all perfectly imperfect – Fake people & inadequacy
54:45 – Being balanced
57:30 – Makeup / Fear of social rejection
59:00 – Don’t let the wrong people rent space in your head
59:58 & 1:04:50 – Pick your head up – Be confident
1:00:34 – Why I run my channel
1:02:41 – Don’t allow yourself to be someone’s peg
1:03:25 – Fuck the world (but be caring) !
1:04:00 – My mantras
1:05:44 – The power of positive words
1:10:24 – This too shall pass
1:13:30 – My broken jaw
1:15:25 – Seeking revenge
1:19:08 – Being stoic
1:20:37 – Being progressive (minded)
1:21:19 – Pros and cons of being alone
1:25:00 – Nicholas James Vujicic: http://bit.ly/1sMelSp
1:25:25 – Perspective / Someone always has it worse off
1:26:11 – Keeping a simple perspective
1:26:24 – Being constructive
1:28:15 – Want of a simple life – Respect for Indigenous People
1:29:22 – Be happy with what you have, who & where you are
1:30:17 – 1:45:39 – Be the King / Queen of your Mental Realm
1:32:20 – Self management – Taking ownership / accountability
1:36:40 – Addiction to opiates & medication – Effects of bullying
1:40:14 – You have the power to beat your addictions!
1:44:13 – K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid) – Live in the moment!
1:47:13 – How far I’ve come – Managing emotions
1:48:52 – Being alone – “Alone in a crowd”
1:52:11 – Guilt – It’s okay to make mistakes! Forgiving yourself
1:55:17 – Self-harm – You can beat it!
1:56:19 – My channel is my outlet, my catharsis, my “therapy”
1:57:33 – One thing / moment at a time (K.I.S.S)
2:00:14 – Overthinking / Existential questions
2:01:26 – It’s okay to say no (especially to toxic people)
2:02:37 – Cyber bullying
2:02:48 – How to be a supportive friend
2:06:35 – Dealing with the holidays – Military personnel
2:06:57 – Why I left my personal Facebook
2:08:56 – Purpose – Nihilism – Making life meaningful
2:11:39 – Loss of loved ones
2:13:29 – Worrying – Can’t worry about what you can’t control
2:17:34 – Abuse (abusive / neglective parents)
2:19:56 & 2:22:58 – People turning on you – Trust
2:20:58 – Finding inspiration – Grow, take risks, try new things
2:22:01 – Never let ’em see you sweat
2:22:43 – Be present – Don’t stay lost in your head
2:23:41 – Physical disabilities & conditions
2:25:13 – Final thoughts

Fireplace sounds were recorded separately and added in post.

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The Side Effects of Being Human – ASMR Supportive Friend / Mental Health vlog

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