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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 9 - Robbie Spencer - Nami speaker - 10/25/18

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Robbie shares his experience and thought on humanizing mental illness. He shares his story and experience speaking on the issue of mental illness to help humanize it world-wide. He himself was near taking his own life and after the news of his friends taking their lives, he devoted his cause to help raise awareness and to end the discrimination mental illness sufferers face.

Robbie is a speaker for NAMI.

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Season 1 - 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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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.