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
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.
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Hiya is an author of poetry who lives with clinical depression and anxiety which started in 2014. She is native to India and due to family conflict went into a deep depression. She learned to rise above and find her truth. She breathes, writes and looks on the bright side to cope and find hope.
Her message is to meditate and breathe to cope with anxiety and other things life throws at you.
You can find her on Instagram @Hiyaoxfordgirl
Search: "Hiya says"on her website: https://www.mirakee.com/ to find her work.
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 Call, The Basement and Functional. He has been married to Sacha Wright since October 26, 2018. They have two children.
He participates in #TimeForChange Campaign in London.
Warrior Within Men’s Retreat in 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
Jey is a non-binary person who struggled with his identity while growing up. He was removed from his home country of Vietnam and taken to Canada at the age of 3, after losing both of his parents. He shares his life with us and the fact that he felt alone and isolated, with the exception of one friend. This friend provided unconditional acceptance and although Jey still is struggling, he's more aware and working toward becoming the person that his life prevented him from being, his authentic self. Stay tuned for his future YouTube videos.
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.
Part 1 of 2 Episodes: link
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.
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:
Send Mail to Jacob to this address. Let’s flood the jail with mail.
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:
1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
State Representative (for area incident occurred)
705 Route 135
Monmouth, ME 04239
Episode 37 - Jaycob discusses his Misdiagnosis of his Mental Illness, Spina Bifida and being an advocate. "Stories of Hope!"
He has also started a podcast to spread the good things that people are able to accomplish with their lives, also while living with mental illness or any other life challenge.
If you have a story, find him active on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaycm1344
Marlane lives on the east coast and she shares her life with Bipolar Disorder, childhood trauma and abuse, as well as her problems with her working memory. She's an advocate on Twitter is always willing to help others. She’s also a survivor of suicide. Listen to how she was saved, it’s a wonderfully powerful story.
So if you’re in crisis or in need, reach out for someone to talk to, you’re not alone. You can DM her @SamandDeanfan_1
Jody is a huge advocate for mental illness, she also working on a novel. She’s trained in peer trauma with Bravewings Trauma Informed Peer Support group and working towards starting her own group meetings.
She’s living with cPTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression and is a suicide survivor. Her trauma stems from childhood sex abuse and she lived in and out of foster homes. She’s a warrior and is seeking to create her own podcast.
Raw And Open Podcast: https://mentalhealthrawandopen.podbean.com/