From National TV To a Psychiatric Hospital: On-Air Counseling with Sheila Walsh

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders and teachers, asking them: Are YOU really ok?  This series of on-air counseling sessions with some of the most influential teachers and leaders in the Church, is leading up to the one-year anniversary of my book, Are You Really OK?, challenging each and every one of us to get real about how we’re really doing mentally and emotionally.

It takes courageous people to openly and publicly talk about their journey with mental and emotional health, but these are the exact conversations that begin taking down the stigma, paving the way for us to truly get real about how we’re doing as Christians.

Today’s session is with Sheila Walsh. She opens up about the moment that broke her, while filming on national television — she realized she was not okay. All the pain and hurt and wounds from her past got to the point where she could ignore them no longer. She broke down on national television, and couldn’t stop crying. She knew she was not okay, and it was finally time to face it.

That day she was admitted to a psychiatric unit and the journey of healing began for the first time.

“I’d known for some time that there was something wrong, but I didn’t know what it was…an overwhelming weight of sadness.” 

This no-filter conversation talks us through her journey of healing from national TV to her 30 day stent at the psychiatric unit. Her story is going to challenge you to come to terms with how you’re really doing — right here and right now, and begin to face it.

Be sure to listen to the end where I give a summary of our talk, as well as ways you can apply it to your own journey of getting healthy from the inside out and asking — Are YOU really OK?

So sit back, and take in this vulnerable conversation with Anthony on the Are You Really OK? Podcast Series a part of the Love + Relationships Podcast with Debra Fileta. 

Now it’s your turn. It’s time for YOU to get real about how you’re doing. Grab a copy of Are You Really OK? for yourself, and let’s do the work of getting healthy from the inside out.



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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates, and Love In Every Season, and Are You Really OK? and Married Sex. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her today!

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