Lockdown has hit us all hard and forced us to change our regular routines. But one positive development for Dean is that he’s become a regular guest on the (Patreon exclusive) SMERSH POD ‘Tuesday Night Movie Club’, alongside host John Rain and comedian Dan Thomas.
They basically watch weird and/or terrible movies, and discuss them while getting slowly intoxicated. Subscribe to the SMERSH POD Patreon now to listen
It’s called Psycho-Logical, and it’s all about mental health. As in, the underlying science and understanding of mental health. It’s my effort to answer all the important questions which often go overlooked or ignored.
We’re repeatedly told they are, but why are depression, anxiety so common?
What’s going on in the brain to produce and sustain mental health problems?
Why are drugs and other therapies effective? And when they’re not, why aren’t they?
All this and more, is stuff I’ve tried to answer in this book, read in the dulcet tones of Matt Addis (my usual audiobook narrotor) with contributions from many good friends, discussing their own issues and experiences, to give a personal, subjective take too.
In light of this, I ended up writing a lot of stuff about mental health in the buildup to and the days after release of the book, some of which was made up part of a ‘blog tour’, which wasn’t a thing I was aware of before but am very happy to learn about.
So, here’s the list of my recent mental health pieces, with some reviews and Q&As thrown in for good measure.
Not content with sticking to written mediums, Dean Burnett also does a podcast with his good friend and journalist Rachel England. Brain Yapping – The Podcast, shares a title and hosts with his popular blog for the Cosmic Shambles network
Each of the 12 episodes is an unplanned and unscripted attempt to explore how the brain works in everyday situations. First episodes available on January 28th, 2019.