It’s Okay if You’re not Okay
E13 When the worm fell

E13 When the worm fell

February 24, 2020

In their first-ever "Part 2," Keith, Kate and Renee pick up where they left off in their last episode on grief. This time, instead of talking about grief connected to the loss of a loved one, the It's Okay Crew talks about grieving other types of losses. They don't get a chance to grieve the worm that fell from the ceiling though. A transcript will be available at jocogov.org/podcasts.

E12 Bad hashtags

E12 Bad hashtags

February 3, 2020

The "stages of grief" framework has helped a lot of people understand and discuss what they're experiencing after the death of a friend or family member. It's also caused confusion for those who have felt emotions that don't seem to match with these stages. Keith, Kate and Renee unpack the stages of grief and provide room for all the emotions one might experience after the loss of someone held dear. In the midst, Renee had to create some less-than-flattering hashtags for the podcast. A full transcript will be available at jocogov.org/podcasts

E11 Peter Piper picked a podcast

E11 Peter Piper picked a podcast

January 22, 2020

It's surprising just how much a good workplace can affect your mental well-being. What happens when a workplace isn't so good? In this episode, Keith and Renee are joined by special guest, Shana Burgess to discuss workplace conflict and mental health. Before they could start talking about such a heavy subject, they had to do some articulation warm-ups. A full transcript will be available at jocogov.org/podcast.

E10 Babies now available at Costco

E10 Babies now available at Costco

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year! Keith, Kate and Renee tackle New Year's Resolutions through the lens of goals and treatment plans. What they find is that by celebrating small accomplishments, our overall quality of life improves. Renee also has weird dreams about buying things in bulk. A full transcript will be available at jocogov.org/podcasts.

E09 New Year’s shrimp & 27 kids

E09 New Year’s shrimp & 27 kids

December 20, 2019

The last episode of 2019 is out a bit early! Keith, Kate and Renee push pause on New Year's Resolutions in order to give due diligence to looking to the past. Using mindfulness skills, the hosts reflect on how they've learned, changed and grown in 2019 and look forward to what that means for the future. 

E08 What losing your train of thought sounds like

E08 What losing your train of thought sounds like

December 16, 2019

Keith, Kate and Renee are inspired by a teen who encouraged the community to unlearn loneliness when it comes to phone use. They tackle the world of social media with a well-balanced discussion that starts with the importance of knowing yourself. Also, Renee goes completely blank mid-sentence. A transcript will be available on jocogov.org/podcast.

E07 Renee rhymes with okay

E07 Renee rhymes with okay

November 25, 2019

Director Tim DeWeese joins the crew as a special guest and promptly proclaims "I'm Renee, and it's okay!" Keith, Kate and Renee invite Tim to talk with them about how community partnerships improve overall mental health for both an individual and a community. Read the full transcript at jocogov.org/podcast.

E06 Don’t yell in the mic when Keith has his headphones on

E06 Don’t yell in the mic when Keith has his headphones on

November 8, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, you'll be able to appreciate some the ideas and skills discussed in this episode. Keith, Kate and Renee share stories from their own family traditions that connect to skills helpful for making Thanksgiving, or any family gathering, just a little bit better. Plus, a 9 year old inspires all of them to make sure to talk about their gratitude. And, don't forget, never yell in your microphone when the producer is wearing the headphones.

E05 The sarcastic version of ‘doing the best you can’

E05 The sarcastic version of ‘doing the best you can’

October 28, 2019

Keith's just doing the best he can producing the podcast, no thanks to Josh and Renee. Despite their best efforts at sarcasm, Keith asks each co-host to share the names of the people who have most greatly influenced their own perspective of mental health. Their choices might surprise you. The full transcript is available at jocogov.org/podcast.

E04 It’s just Josh laughing

E04 It’s just Josh laughing

October 14, 2019

After Josh gets done laughing, the It's Okay Crew talks about the practices that help them maintain emotional health. Everyone could use a little help sorting through what they're doing for self-care or to positively cope with negative emotions or activities. Read the transcript at jocogov.org/podcast.