Season 1 - Episode 23 - Episode 23 - Cameron discusses his bipolar disorder, anxiety and advocacy for mental health

Cameron discusses his bipolar disorder and the anxiety that encompassed his journey of mental illness. Although he’s white and black, gay and lives with mental illness, he states he’s not really felt that. He also talks about his advocacy. Listen and subscribe to hear more guests.

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Grace shares her story of bipolar disorder, chronic pain and substance abuse, as well as advocacy.


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 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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Season 1 - Episode 10 - Bipolar on a Journey - 11/01/18


This episode is about the story of Jenalee and how she suffered from bipolar disorder. Her experiences have afforded her the desire to write about others that suffer and support our work to raise awareness in an attempt to normalize mental illness. She first learned of it during a postpartum experience with depression.

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Season 1 - Episode 10a - Nilza Elita - Author - 11/01/18


Author Nilza Elita supports advocacy of mental health and raising awareness. She wrote about a character that suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in an effort to help normalize the two illnesses. Her book is also released this week. Go find her on Instagram and check out her book, “Dare to Imagine.”

She researched about both mental illnesses prior to and during her writing. She wanted the characteristics of her characters to be real.

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Season 1 - Episode 8 - Julia Blake Author on Bullying - 10/18/18


Julia Blake Author discusses her book and the bullying she endured as a child. Her character suffers horrendous bullying from all sides and nobody comes to her aid. Bullying in our nation’s schools has been a world-wide epidemic and this book helps open eyes to those that bully, being a cause for dialogue and lessons in school.

Julia herself came through this to become a strong author and her only message is to support others to seek help, talk to someone and for the bullies to stop maltreatment of others.



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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.