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 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

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Michael Maisey shares his life's journey, why he wrote his book, " Young Offender," after a young life in the streets and out of control


Michael was lost, in the streets and out of control, due to his parents drug and alcohol abuse, as well as childhood physical and sexual abuse. But, he turned his life around and now Michael Maisey is an actor and writer, known for Sparrow's CallThe Basement and Functional. He has been married to Sacha Wright since October 26, 2018. They have two children.

He tells more of his story in his book: “My Life on the Streets, In Prison, Out of Control, Making Amends. Young Offender.” Pre order link for book on out in July 2019.
Pre order link for the book on for buyers in the USA out October 2019.



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You don’t want to miss this episode. He’s a powerful warrior and proof that anyone can turn their life around. We’ve all been through hard times, but he faced his hopelessness, near the edge of suicide, in it’s clenches and came out the other side. He’s been a ray of sunshine through his Instagram community and other engagements. I can’t wait to get and read his book. I look forward to working with Michael in the near future.

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Tony discusses his advocacy for mental illness, depression and photography event. Listen and reach out. Tony Boyiddle

Tony Boyiddle plans a photography event to humanize mental illness. He shares his life experience with depression and his moment where he knew what he wanted to do artistically.

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Paul McGregor - Author and Speaker - 10/9/18


Author Paul McGregor discusses the issue of suicide as it pertains to his coping with the loss of his father to suicide, in an effort to raise awareness. We open-dialogue about the needs in the world in the face of suicidal statistics, making a difference and reducing the stigma and labels.

Ask twice is a campaign, led by others, but joined by Paul McGregor. The idea is to ask twice about how someone is doing, especially if they appear to be suicidal. Most often than not, the second attempt will divulge the true feelings of someone near taking their life. This is a world-wide movement. The statistics of men that lose their lives to suicide is currently:

The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 13.42 per 100,000individuals.

  • Men die by suicide 3.53x more often than women.

  • On average, there are 123 suicides per day.

  • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016.

  • Firearms account for 51% of all suicides in 2016.

  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular.

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His book, Man Up, Man Down is available on Amazon, check it. Please subscribe to the show, DM A New Dawn on Instagram to be on the show and rate us. We want to raise mental health awareness world wide. #suicide #podcast #mentalhealthawareness #worldmentalhealthday2018 #Pmcgregor #advocacy #depression #anxiety #endthestigma

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Season 1 - Episode 3 - Rima JBara - 9/28/18


The most interesting part of this podcast is that it’s done through email only. Living in Dubai, born of Damascas blood, Rima is banished from using various video formats, such as podcasts and video streams. The interview with her revealed the many ailments she faced, even as a model, Due to her illnesses, she couldn’t accept the job as top model, thus she released her pain through her writing.

Rima’s inspirational and gives others hope, despite her illness. This #podcast is an attempt to #breakthesilence to share her story of her #sufferinginsilence

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Season 1 - Episode 1 - The “Why” of Our Show - 9/15/18

Dawnette Brenner shares her story as to why she began this podcast. You can read more about her on the blog page.