Welcome back to Mentally Flexible! My guest today is Paul Gilmartin. Paul is a stand-up comedian, television personality, and podcast host. He was the long time host of the TV show, Dinner and a Movie, on TBS. As a comedian he has a Comedy Central Presents special, performed on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and is a frequent guest on the Adam Carolla show. Paul is the host and executive producer of the very popular podcast, The Mental Illness Happy Hour – which is one of my favorite podcasts. Paul has a very powerful story of experiencing childhood trauma which manifested in depression and addiction later in life. He is now sober and has become an incredibly important voice in the mental health world through sharing his story and creating a space for others to do the same on his podcast.

In this episode we dive into:

  • The relationship between humor and pain
  • Paul’s early experiences in therapy
  • How he has processed his childhood trauma
  • Going no contact with his mother
  • Paul’s experiences in comedy and television
  • The connection between spirituality, meaning, and purpose

Learn more about Paul and The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Twitter: @mentalpod
Instagram: @mentalpod

Learn more about me and Mentally Flexible

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