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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

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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 amazon.co.uk out in July 2019.
Pre order link for the book on amazon.com for buyers in the USA out October 2019.

Website: https://linktr.ee/mistermaisey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistermaisey/

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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.


Episode 40 - Michelle, author . of, “Breaking into My Life,” a story about reclaiming her life and being raised by a mom with Bipolar Disorder

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Coming May 24th

Michelle is from New Jersey and shares her story about being raised by a mother who had Bipolar Disorder. She works for Johnson & Johnson as a Director and is also an advocate for mental health awareness. You can read an excerpt from her book here: http://breakingintomylife.com/excerpt/

Please visit her page for FAQs as well, she shares resources with you.

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She conveys a message about mental health:

  • We are not our past. It is possible to triumph over past challenges with perseverance.

  • Let’s separate the person from their illness. They are not their illness. They are loving individuals doing the bet they can with what they have been dealt.

  • Caregivers must establish some boundaries and make their own wellbeing a priority so that they can provide the best level of support to those they love.

  • The brain is just another organ. I look to the day when we talk as openly about brain health as we do heart health. When that happens people won’t be ashamed or suffer in silence.

  • If you are suffering and don’t feel comfortable talking to your loved ones or a therapist, find other outlets to keep talking. Find resources like www.18percent.org or https://www.7cups.com/ to express yourself and get connected to others who might have experienced what you are. You are not alone and you don’t have to navigate it alone. You are human and it is ok to not be ok.

  • If you care for someone who you think is struggling, don’t look away and don’t “hope” they will get through it on their own. Try to create a safe space for them to share. Just by listening and asking them to tell you more, you will help them by allowing them to feel heard. You don’t have to fix anything. Just be there for them and listen to them.  

Please let us know what you think, comments are welcome on our blog https://www.anewdawnaa.com/podcast

Episode 38 - #Justiceforjacob - Sara discusses events that led up to her brother's unjust arrest, while suffering cardiac arrest and having a psychotic bipolar mania episode

Sara talks about her brother’s ill treatment, while having a mental illness. He was unjustly arrested while having a psychotic episode and cardiac arrest, prompted by being prescribed five different cocktails drugs for his bipolar disorder and Agoraphobia. He was denied family access, he wasn’t hospitalized or provided with therapy or proper treatment. They merely proceeded to move him into an institution further from the location and to one without mental healthcare.

The state of main, specifically this Kennebec County Jail has a wrongful death suit going right now for similar practices with people that live with mental health.

Her brother is bipolar and was in the booking area and solitary confinement, while disoriented, for more than two weeks. This happened on April 29th and he’s still locked up without therapy, medication and without the essential treatment a person under a psychotic breakdown needs.

Part 1 of 2 Episodes: link

Part 2 of 2 Episodes: link

Watch Sara’s video: https://youtu.be/OdbmxZ_gULU

Facebook Page: Justice for Jacob Where you can interact with Sara and Coleen, Jacob’s girlfriend.

Email: MrsMumbles@live.com

Sara Kate: 603-921-6077

Watch Coleen’s Video: (Jacob’s girlfriend) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2384524181865085/permalink/2389412808042889/

Email the Governor of Maine to invoke change:

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Send Mail to Jacob to this address. Let’s flood the jail with mail.

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Here is the mailing address to the Governor, as well as contact information for the State Representative in the area. He also serves on the legal affairs committee:

Governor Janet Mills:

Representatives to WRITE to in Maine

Representatives to WRITE to in Maine

1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

State Representative (for area incident occurred)

Kent Ackley
705 Route 135
Monmouth, ME 04239

Cell:207-512-2524

Episode 22 - Episode 22 - Vincent shares his story of depression, borderline personality disorder and his "911" experience.

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.

Episode 21 - Grace shares her story of bipolar disorder, chronic pain and substance abuse, as well as advocacy.

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Grace, as unfilteredmental health, shares her life experience with bipolar, chronic pain and substance abuse. She delves into her struggles and how she coped and got out of it. She's continually struggling and it's a constant battle, but one where she also advocates and helps others through her social media platform.

Grace shares her experience, in the moment on Instagram and you can follow her at http://picdeer.com/unfilteredmentalhealth where she blogs about her journey.

She's amazing and also just went through weight-loss surgery, so she also advocates for that aspect of social shame.

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~ A New Dawn https://www.anewdawnaa.com/

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

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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.

    Taken from https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

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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Episode 5 - "Don't Stay Stuck," popular podcast - 9/28/18

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#Dontstaystuck is the theme of this podcast. Speaking to a mother with bipolar disorder, we hear first-hand what it's like suffering from this illness. #bipolardisorder is a mental health condition that faces people worldwide and 450 million people have some type of anxiety in the world. We #dialogue on our podcast towards the end goal of raising awareness of mental health, ending the stigma, discrimination and neglect in the world.

This is the most popular podcast of our current 11 released podcasts. Something about being real and raw that resonates with the public.

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Episode 4 - Bipolar Story - 9/28/18

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Reflections from Madison, struggling with Bipolar. She talks with us about her means to cope with her mental illness, how she learned of it and offers advice to others. #bipor #coping #podcast #mentalhealthawareness #realpeople #dialoge #therapy

Our first bipolar story on air and many similarities are noted in this sharing to the suffering of Joshua, as mentioned in the first episode.

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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.