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Veronica (Vee) Sanchez (she/her)

Vee joined Momma on January 8, 2024 live on Twitch to talk about When Talk Therapy Stops Working

About Vee

Vee's own battle with depression, which began at the tender age of 12, took on new dimensions during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the pursuit of finding help, Vee discovered the power of storytelling and the willingness of others to share their stories and expertise. This revelation sparked the creation of a remarkable collective united by the common goal of supporting one another through shared experiences. Vee is a long-standing Mental Health Advocate  through a collective of 16 years in Social Service and Human Resource. Today, she advocates promoting mental health and neurodiversity awareness,  and workplace inclusion. 

Vee is a friendly amateur podcaster and mental health advocate. Inspired by her own journey battling depression since age 12 and amplified by the challenges of COVID, a podcast started: "Maybe This is How It Starts." The podcast is a pilot project born out of the desire to forge a community for individuals in transition, all on a collective journey toward becoming their best selves. Recognizing that traditional talk therapy often falls short, Vee and the podcast aim to capture both conventional and unconventional methods of mental health, coupled with the diverse journeys that lead individuals to these approaches.

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Episode Summary

Join us as we delve into the gritty realities of 'When Talk Therapy Stops Working,' a must-listen for anyone navigating the twists and turns of mental health challenges.

Key Takeaways

In this podcast episode of Even Tacos Fall Apart, MommaFoxFire interviewed Vee Sanchez on the topic of "When Talk Therapy Stops Working." The conversation explored the nuances of mental health treatment, exploring the need for alternative therapies when traditional talk therapy reaches its limits.

Vee emphasized the importance of research and aftercare when considering unconventional therapy methods. They highlighted the responsibility of mental health professionals in recognizing the need for alternative therapies and holistic approaches. Diversifying mental health research was deemed crucial, and it was noted that unconventional methods of mental health are also supported by research.

The integration of alternative therapies with traditional talk therapy was discussed as an effective and beneficial approach for individuals. Building a strong support network emerged as a vital component for those undergoing transitions in their mental health journey. Vee emphasized the significance of having a community to lean on during challenging times.

Throughout the interview, Vee and MommaFoxFire both addressed misconceptions surrounding mental illness and therapy. Vee advocated for eliminating these misconceptions and encouraged curiosity and open-mindedness in mental health discussions. They stressed that fostering a culture of understanding and acceptance is essential for societal evolution in the realm of mental health.

The conversation also touched on personal experiences and anecdotes related to mental health challenges. Vee shared insights from their own journey and discussed the role of self-discovery and self-advocacy in mental health recovery. Their openness and vulnerability helped create a relatable and authentic atmosphere, fostering connection with the audience.

MommaFoxFire and Vee exchanged anecdotes and insights, drawing from their respective experiences and perspectives. The dialogue flowed seamlessly, with both hosts and guest offering valuable insights and reflections on the topic at hand.

Overall, this interview provided a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and opportunities associated with mental health treatment when traditional talk therapy proves ineffective. Vee's expertise and personal experiences enriched the conversation, offering listeners valuable insights and perspectives to consider in their own mental health journeys. The episode served as a platform for meaningful dialogue and reflection, contributing to the ongoing conversation surrounding mental health stigma and treatment.