Please join me and my co-host, Dawn Helmrich, for the first episode of “Shining Light on Shadows: A Candid Conversation About Mental Health.”
As Dawn wrote in a blog post teeing up the show, “Anxiety, depression and PTSD have been a part of my life since I was 21 because of my personal story of trauma.” She goes on to write about how although she gets a pass – people give her space to have mental health concerns – others are not so fortunate. Most people, particularly at work, are not given that latitude.
As I wrote in my own blog post, “I can remember specific incidents and episodes all the way back to high school. I always felt that if people knew this secret about me, they would think less of me. I certainly didn’t think I could share it with anyone I worked with. I didn’t think they’d trust me after that.” The stigma is all too real.
We are launching this twice a month show (the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month) in order to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health. We’ll be joined by friends and colleagues who are working through or have worked through their own challenges, practitioners who can speak to some of the issues faced by their clients and advocates who can talk about a range of different issues.
Click here for Dawn’s blog post, “Shining Light on Shadows: My Mental Health Journey Has No Destination”
Click here for my blog post, “Shining Light on Shadows: I Suffer from Anxiety and Occasional Depression.”
The show is produced by Digimentors on a pro bono basis.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline 800-950-6264 Or text "HelpLine" to 6264; nami.org
Mental Health America Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org; mhanational.org Graphic from show Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673); rainn.org