No Magic Bullet Podcast - An Honest Discussion on Mental Health

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January 10, 2024 NoMagicBullet
No Magic Bullet Podcast - An Honest Discussion on Mental Health
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Show Notes


“Since I've acknowledged PTSD and what's going on, and accepted the facts, and stopped seeing it as a sign of weakness, I've made some progress.”

— Wilson Taguinod

Facing our challenges is the first step to healing, according to guest Wilson Taguinod. On this episode of What’s In Your Toolbox: An Honest Discussion on Mental Health, host Bobby Koven has a deep conversation with Wilson about his challenges with PTSD and depression, as a veteran of the Vietnam war and a person who lives with cancer. 

Wilson has developed several coping tools to manage his mental health struggles, including fly fishing, reading, woodworking and puzzles. But he also relies on his family, specifically his wife, who helps him to reframe and put into perspective, the thought processes that lead him towards depression. Wilson has developed intuitive strategies to notice negative thoughts, and reset, and has begun learning how to manage anger based on cause and effect.

Tune in to learn what Wilson’s advice is for anyone who is struggling with mental health, and learn how he developed his coping strategies so that you can apply his learnings to your own experience.

This‌ ‌episode discusses:‌

✔ PTSD as a war veteran

✔ Strategies to reframe negative thoughts

✔ The power of acknowledging the thing that is challenging you, to work towards recovery


Highlights:‌ ‌

00:01 Intro

02:34 Meet Wilson Taguinod

04:28 Wilson’s experience with PTSD

10:40 Fly fishing as a tool to manage mental health

16:22 How Wilson managed his anger

18:11 Obtaining a university degree despite mental health challenges  

22:02 How Wilson’s tools have helped him


25:45 Wilson’s Amazing Support Team  

27:58 Wilson’s advice 

29:13 Wrap up