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  • Writer's pictureNeil Parekh

Ep.1 Introductions | Shining Light on Shadows

Updated: Apr 23

Please join me and my co-host, Dawn Helmrich, for the first episode of “Shining Light on Shadows: A Candid Conversation About Mental Health.”


You can watch the recording here or watch and comment on social media: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram


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.

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;

Mental Health America Call or text 988 or chat; Graphic from show Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673);

1 Comment

Feb 09

Love the name! Light is necessary for healing. Spreading light also reduces the shadows where perpetrators lurk.

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