Mental Health Raw and Open World Suicide Awareness Day

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kbskq-beef8c Hi everyone, It is World Suicide Prevention Day today, so I wanted to drop a short episode on awareness. Suicide rates have been increasing exponentially with no ending in sight. I would really appreciate if you could give this a listen, then maybe send it to a friend to listen and so on.  Suicide, … Continue reading Mental Health Raw and Open World Suicide Awareness Day

Mental Health Raw and Open with special guest Emily Painter

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6hpme-be5201 Hi and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. Today's guest is a good friend of mine, who flew up from Florida to speak at the Premiere of a short film called Perspective. It was a pleasure to hear her speak and tell her story, and I am thrilled she's … Continue reading Mental Health Raw and Open with special guest Emily Painter

Mental Health Raw and Open with special guest JP Leet

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgd7h-bbaf36 Hi everyone, Thanks again for tuning into another episode on Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with my friend JP Leet. Jp is a survivor, blogger, and advocate and host the Depressed Not Dead podcast where he shares his stories and struggles. I hope you enjoy the show and … Continue reading Mental Health Raw and Open with special guest JP Leet

A Miracle Drug for Depression?

  It is being touted as the new “super drug”, a true breakthrough in the treatment of Treatment Resistant Depression. It has just been approved for use and is the talk of the mental health community. It was discovered in 1962, first used on humans in 1964, and was approved for use in the United … Continue reading A Miracle Drug for Depression?

Silence is a Killer

  As the numbers of deaths continue to rise at an exponential rate, it baffles me that we are still so afraid, so ashamed and embarrassed to talk about suicide. I don’t understand how the topic will trend on social media for a day or a week for World Suicide Prevention, and then suddenly, all … Continue reading Silence is a Killer

A Moment in a Mind in Crisis

TRIGGER WARNING... When I write my blogs, I usually choose a topic and attack it both personally and subjectively, and at those times, I am of relatively rational thought. By no means am I emotionally disconnected to what I write, I feel the words I put on paper in hopes you will feel them too. … Continue reading A Moment in a Mind in Crisis

My Anti-Depressant Withdrawal in a Nutshell

  I have always been leery of mental health medications. Between the advertisements and the paper insert with the three reasons it may work, and the 150 possible risks ranging from nausea and headaches to blurry vision, tremors and death. The true irony being the warning that anti-depressants can actually increase suicidal thoughts and actions…isn’t … Continue reading My Anti-Depressant Withdrawal in a Nutshell