Storytelling

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
HAYLEY T WHEELER
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 45 - Starr shares her poetic prose with us to express herself on her road to recovery and spiritual awakening. (Last poem recorded in person in the park.)

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Starr, an amazing soul shares her spiritual awakening through her writing. Her poems are powerful, healing and speak the truth. Listen and comment should they move you like that have done us and many others.

Shes transformed herself through the art of words. Those we think with, speak of and converse through; words are powerful!

The picture is one of her favorite poems by Hafiz and one she gave for me to share with my students.

“I wish I could show you WHEN YOU ARE LONELY or in DARKNESS the ASTONISHING LIGHT of your own being” ~ Hafiz

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* Art Piece

* Being Seen

* I Am My Own Medicine

* I Want To Be The One You Write Poems About

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Season 1 - Episode 44 - Isaiah shares his story of being Schizoeffective and being raised by a mother who had 'undiagnosed bipolar disorder. He is a Nami Speaker

Isaiah shares his story of being Schizoeffective and being raised by a mother who had 'undiagnosed bipolar disorder.  He also has a multitude of other mental health conditions and is a Nami In Our Own Voice Speaker

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

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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.


Season 1 - 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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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.  

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Season 1 - 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.

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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

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.