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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs2-SAKPA_A

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jue8iV4cTwdyEFYESf_OQ

Watch our "Ditch the Mask," Introductory Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNzhkHCw2ZY&t=11s

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Katherine shares her story of late diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder and Postpartum Depression, as a registered nurse

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June 14th Release

Katherine is a registered nurse, mother, wife and blogger. She lives with both Postpartum Depression and Bipolar 1 Disorder. Her story is like so many in the world and she’s removed her mask to discuss it with us.

She’s a mom too and blogs about her life living with her mental illnesses and parenting on ButterflyTearsandKisses.com.

Blog - https://butterflytearsandkisses.com 

Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/BTearsandKisses/ …

Instagram - http://Instagram.com/butterflytearsandkisses/ …

Pinterest - http://pinterest.ca/butterflytearsandkisses/ …

Twitter https://twitter.com/BTearsandKisses 

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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.  

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

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Josh shares his story of growing up with bipolar disorder, his school-life and struggles.

My son shares his struggle with bipolar growing up, his take on schools and therapists. He has several coping strategies, due to the school he spent most of his school years in and discusses his perspective.

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.

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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/

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Florencia shares her story of bipolar disorder, advocacy and her book Mulatto Daughter in America

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Story of the struggles of one young girl, growing up abused in America, later to be diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. She discusses her advocacy for others, as well as her brother who took his life. Listen in and comment on iTunes.

She has been a victim of abuse, discrimination and also faced with abuse from a previous tenant where she lived.

Despite these limitations and constant attacks, she rises above, records videos and writes her stories.

Her book: https://www.amazon.ca/MULATTO-DAUGHTER-AMERICA-Florencia-LaChance-ebook/dp/B07F3M799B

Author Interview: https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/here-is-my-interview-with-florencia-lachance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/insightfulgirrl?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/florenciab.lachanceauthor

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Season 1 - Episode 12 - Suzette Brenner - Advocate, depression, anxiety and drug addiction - 11/16/18

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Suzette, my dearest sister comes on our show to share her story of struggling with and supporting her son, my nephew, with anxiety, depression and drug addiction. Her story is extremely powerful and her emotions are true and genuine.

Drug addiction often stems from self medicating when suffering from depression, anxiety or other ailments. Her story is real, the struggle long and difficult, but not impossible. I’m a witness to the hard work, long nights and endless tears on this journey.

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

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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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