mental illness

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia.

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Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia. "My Brain Works Differently Than Yours"

She's been supportive of her autistic stepbrother and showed compassion towards her mom with her struggles. She calls herself the #blacksheep of the family.

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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 26 - Tony discusses his advocacy for mental illness, depression and photography event. Listen and reach out. Tony Boyiddle

Tony Boyiddle plans a photography event to humanize mental illness. He shares his life experience with depression and his moment where he knew what he wanted to do artistically.

Season 1 - 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.

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Alice shares her story about childhood abuse, substance abuse, the foster care system and Borderline Personality Disorder and Advocacy.


Alice Pirola discusses the experience of abuse during her childhood and how her life was thrown for a loop for making what she thought was the right decision. The outcome of all of this would lead to a Borderline Personality Disorder. She suffers anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD as well and has not only become an advocate for mental illness, she's a speaker for NAMI. She's also publishing a book this year, "Searching For Grey," which can be used by clinician's, family members of sufferers of mental illness.

She is a speaker during her NAMI meetings and also participates on the website "The Mighty," which is a website forum for the advocacy of mental health sufferers.

~A New Dawn

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Season 1 - Episode 16 - Ania's story of her mental health journey


Ania shares why she's advocating and writing about mental illness, as a sufferer herself. As a 16 year old, she’s very open and expressive. She discusses the need for us to transform the mental institutions for patients.

You can find her on:

She advocates for mental health and here’s a post on in her bio link:

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Season 1 - Episode 13 - Sharman Badgett-Young - MFT, Counselor and author - Anxiety & Depression - 11/26/18


Sharma discusses her role as a family therapist and group home counselor. She shares what she’s been through to help others learn what to do or how to respond.

She is now writing to provide others with self help and now writing fictional stories of characters with mental illnesses. She created a mental illness in “Dream Mire,” in her attempt to humanize mental illness. The character’s struggles and stress are humanizing and symbolic of others facing mental illness in our world.

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Season 1 - Episode 9 - Robbie Spencer - Nami speaker - 10/25/18


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


#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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Season 1 - Episode 3 - Rima JBara - 9/28/18


The most interesting part of this podcast is that it’s done through email only. Living in Dubai, born of Damascas blood, Rima is banished from using various video formats, such as podcasts and video streams. The interview with her revealed the many ailments she faced, even as a model, Due to her illnesses, she couldn’t accept the job as top model, thus she released her pain through her writing.

Rima’s inspirational and gives others hope, despite her illness. This #podcast is an attempt to #breakthesilence to share her story of her #sufferinginsilence

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