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Kevin's Song

Kevin's Song

2021-12-2125:54

In this episode I speak with Gail Urso, co-founder of Kevin's Song about their upcoming 6th annual conference on suicide, how the kids aren't okay, existential angst, and re-thinking prevention. 
November is Men's Health Awareness month. If you're unable or unwilling to grow a mustache to raise awareness about this, consider listening to this episode instead! Dr. Lawrence Wentworth walks us through what depression looks like in men, discusses learned helplessness, and talks about how shame is often the root of our distress and what we can do to heal from that. Is self-care manly? You bet it is.
In this episode I speak with Nancy Buyle, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Student Assistance Consultant at the Macomb Intermediate School District. We talk about how and why stressed brains can't learn, how and why simple breathing techniques can de-escalate when you feel out of control and how in trauma, "the body keeps the score".
Dying to Be Free

Dying to Be Free

2021-09-1031:31

Jean Larch is the author of "Dying to Be Free; a healing guide for families after a suicide". On this episode we explore the concept of psych-ache, the complicated grief of suicide loss, and the 3 P’s - a simple coping strategy that anyone can use to de-escalate their own minds and thoughts. 
Team Cont;nue

Team Cont;nue

2021-06-3031:55

In this episode I speak with Rob Price, founder of the Team Cont;nue Foundation who lost his son Peter to suicide in 2016. We talk about the need for support  between inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and the power of putting your grief into action.
Celebrating Pride month by digging into what it means to be an ally, understanding pronouns and our united need for love, acceptance, safety and support  ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
On today’s episode I speak with Amanda Locke and Virginia Adams, staff facilitators of the Chippewa Valley Coalition Teen Council and student members TJ and Katelyn about pressures, passions and better questions to connect. Over the past few months I collaborated with the Council on creating a series of student-driven videos for mental health awareness month. In this episode we learn more about what the Coalition Teen Council does and TJ and Katelyn’s stories and inspiration behind the videos they created.
Shandy Longcore

Shandy Longcore

2021-04-3036:07

Shandy Longcore was 10 years old when she attempted suicide during a rock bottom millisecond. Today she is the founder of EmbracingImperfections.org and reaching out to students to share her story about embracing the yuck, pushing through, and the power of one. 
MIND OVER MATTER

MIND OVER MATTER

2021-04-1637:13

Debut! In this episode,  I speak with Julie Farhat - founder of the MOM Race about the inspiration behind her event, her mom’s diagnosis with schizophrenia, breaking down stigma, and how we can turn our pain into purpose.
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