Season 1: Episode 53 - Tracey Maxfield Discusses her battle with depression, how she fell into "The Rabbit Hole," and her platform and advocacy.

Tracey Maxfield is doing all the things I dream about, she wrote a book about coming out of the Rabbit Hole of depression and is a speaker in schools across the globe. Her philosophy meshes with mine, help teach kids how to cope with the stresses of life, manage anxiety, emotions and how to breathe properly. Our school children are stressed out and you can gain a deeper understanding of her thoughts, listen to the podcast.

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Tracey Maxfield RN., BSN., CDP., GNC©., DDS

Speaker, Educator, Consultant, Advocate, Peer Specialist

Author: Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression

NAASCA Ambassador for B.C. Canada

Purple Angel Ambassador

Cell: 250-826-3535

Season 1 Episode 52 - Dawnette Brenner - A Mindful Classroom means a more mindful world


It's me, Dawnette Brenner and I share my experience as a teacher using mindfulness in the classroom. We must make a change in this world, especially where our kids are concerned. #Mindfulness is part of my daily Mental Health check-ins and I'm supported and helped so many kids. Teachers, this is a call to action. Parents inform your teachers. We must get our legislation changed, mental health education/curriculum must be part of our teachers daily lessons. We must make room for it.

Be on the look out for a curriculum book soon to be released on TeachersPayTeachers and also through various publishers. I'll be offering training and a class to inform teachers how to incorporate this, it's so easy.

Season 1 - Episode 51 -Hayley T. Wheeler shares her journey of healing through her struggle to self discovery with her self & support of her son.

Hayley Wheeler - emotional empowerment coach
I work with adults and children to help them conquer their anxiety and depression. I coach people who are ready to challenge and conquer anxiety, depression or stress, to accept their super power and take back control of their life and business.
In 2015, I ended up in my pit of despair – depression. I didn’t realise at the time, looking back it was bleak time. Having got the right help and support myself and through my own understanding of anxiety and depression, I created my own coaching model which helps adults and children with their mental health struggles.

Season 1: Episode 50 - "Joy for Jan" founders Melanie and Krystal share their story and advocacy to raise 'suicide awareness' after their mother died by suicide


Melanie and Krystal founded "Joy for Jan,' after the grief of losing their mom to suicide. They have a blog, videos and products for sale, all supporting scholarships for kids making a difference in their lives.

Advocates and sisters, a dynamic duo, began in a small town. Check out their sites and enjoy listening to our podcast interview.

Check them out on Facebook:



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Season 2 - Episode 2 - "Ditch the Mask" Campaign with Sam Dailey

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Sam is a strong Mental Health advocate on Twitter and has been supportive of all people living with mental illness that he's come in contact with on Twitter. He lives with autism and proudly supports this community. He wears several masks and we talked about a few descriptors he's written on his mask for our “Ditch the Mask,” Campaign.

The Video vodcast will release on our youtube channel next week, so stay tuned for that.

His Poem:



Season 2 - Episode 1 - "Ditch the Mask" Campaign in 'The Rose Garden' in Berkeley, CA with Janna

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Welcome to our introductory podcast for Season 2 of A New Dawn podcast.

We are here with, "Bipolar Mama of 3," as she ditches her mask, as my first video & podcast guest of season 2.

Please find the video version of this podcast on my YouTube Channel:

The importance of removing the social media mask she’s worn for several years was apparent during our interview. She’s still apprehensive, but yet well aware her bravery will help others. Thank you, Janna, for being the first, meeting you has been a joy. I’m hopeful for our future work together.

Vodcast of this podcast:

Watch our "Ditch the Mask," Introductory Trailer:

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia.

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Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia. "My Brain Works Differently Than Yours"

She's been supportive of her autistic stepbrother and showed compassion towards her mom with her struggles. She calls herself the #blacksheep of the family.

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Season 1 - Episode 48 - Jordyn of ChronicallyUnimaginable blog shares her story of being homebound and advocating for mental health


Jordyn shares her story of living with physical limitations and mental illness simultaneously. She runs a blog called "Chronically Unimaginable" and advocates to help others.

Her mission is to kick the stigma of mental illness.

Her mission: “The purpose of The Chronically Unimaginable is to inspire, encourage, lift up, and help others, whether chronically ill or not. We are an inclusive community whose aim is to be there for others emotionally. The goal is to empower others and to fight the stigma against the chronic illness, mental health, and disability communities.”





Season 1 - Episode 47 - Anne Moss Rogers, TEDx Speaker, Author, Suicide Loss Survivor - "Emotionally Naked"

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Anne Moss Rogers graciously accepted our podcast invitation. She’s real and raw. You can find more about her journey with her son’s drug addiction through the podcast.

She’s an advocate and travels speaking to raise awareness of suicide and prevent other parents and family members from losing a child. She also speaks directly to children and youth. Read more, after listening by clicking on the links below:


My 6-minute TEDx