Lynn Nanos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in her eleventh year as a full-time mobile emergency psychiatric clinician in Massachusetts. After graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work, she worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker for approximately seven years. She is an active member of the National Shattering Silence Coalition that advocates for the seriously mentally ill population. She serves on its Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee committee and co-chairs its Blog committee.
Amethyst lives with Battered Women’s Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and depression. She’s also a mental health advocate and survivor of suicide. Her message is clear in her story, #nothingwasted. She uses all life’s lessons to fight for people living with mental illness and her passion is with the African American community, where she finds stories tend to be hushed and kept secret.
She works with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and will be at the May 5th FREE event at the Chicago Heights Recreation Center, 1400 Chicago Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. (Check it out)
Meg from Washington state discusses her childhood trauma, bipolar disorder and anxiety as well as CPTSD.
Vincent is from Montana, lives in New York and suffers from 7 mental health disorders. He shares the experience of the trauma he faced from "911" his depression and anxiety.
Suzette, my dearest sister comes on our show to share her story of struggling with and supporting her son, my nephew, with anxiety, depression and drug addiction. Her story is extremely powerful and her emotions are true and genuine.
Drug addiction often stems from self medicating when suffering from depression, anxiety or other ailments. Her story is real, the struggle long and difficult, but not impossible. I’m a witness to the hard work, long nights and endless tears on this journey.