Roses Radio is a podcast series of open and frank discussions with courageous people who have a lived experience of suicide. We hope the conversations help those who are trying to understand suicide and for many, to understand their own experience. Each podcast has it’s own unique perspective and all encompassing view of suicide irrespective of the place from which you view it. Join us today for a deeply personal and sometimes confronting journey that we hope will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
Jenn first experienced feeling different at about 11 years of age, a feeling that continued into her teenage years, becoming more troubling as time went on. Depression and anxiety led to withdrawal and loneliness, further exacerbating the feelings and ultimately leading to suicidal ideation. She tried to talk to people, but talking to strangers was difficult, until she found a psychologist that really connected with her. Finally, a diagnosis at 21 opened her eyes up to what she was experiencing and gave her the tools and processes to start to manage her mental wellness. She talks about the importance of workplaces understanding mental health, the impact of a supportive partner, along the power of a family that really loves unconditionally. Now ... she is a star, less critical and more focused on loving herself.