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Unfiltered & authentic - a real-life glimpse of bipolar disorder. Join mental health advocates, Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft, as they passionately share their bipolar journeys. It is their greatest hope that their honesty will give insight, shatter stigma, and offer hope. This is bipolar...

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Unfiltered & authentic - a real-life glimpse of bipolar disorder. Join mental health advocates, Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft, as they passionately share their bipolar journeys. It is their greatest hope that their honesty will give insight, shatter stigma, and offer hope. This is bipolar...

    THIS OR THAT - fall 2021 edition

    THIS OR THAT - fall 2021 edition

    Just for fun… a rousing round of 'This or That?' !! In this special bonus episode, Messy Beauty with Shaley & Julie Kraft candidly share about their favourite Fall things! Would they rather stroll through the city with a pumpkin spice latte in hand? OR pick apples in an orchard, dressed in flannel? Would they opt for a spooky halloween night or a cozy movie marathon by the fire? Tune in to find out their answers and so much more! 


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    • 16 min
    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Tatyana Frost

    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Tatyana Frost

    Trigger warning - self harm, suicidal ideation


    Mental Health Advocate Shaley Hoogendoorn talks with Tatyana Frost about her experience living with bipolar disorder. In this episode, Tatyana shares her story, including an honest and insightful look at how & when her bipolar symptoms first surfaced. She also details seeking help, receiving a diagnosis, and what she has discovered about herself (and bipolar) since. Tatyana's story is one of struggle but also one of incredible strength and inspiration. We feel honoured that she trusted us with her story. Tatyana's story is not over yet. This is bipolar... 


    Tatyana Tatyana Frost is a mental health advocate and writer working on her first memoir, The Madness Effect. On her Insagram account, @bipolar_writes, she educates and empowers people who have or know someone who has bipolar.


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    • 1 hr
    Episode 13 SHOWING UP: words that hurt

    Episode 13 SHOWING UP: words that hurt

    NEW EPISODE! Join mental health advocates Messy Beauty with Shaley and Julie Kraft as they dive into the topic of how to support someone living with bipolar disorder or a mental health struggle. In this episode, they give a gentle but honest look at various unhealthy & often harmful ways of 'showing up'. Words can hurt. Although well-intentioned, actions aren't always helpful. Shaley and Julie share their own experiences of being hurt by others, as well as share valuable feedback from their listeners. It is Julie and Shaley's greatest hope that this episode will offer insight and shed shameless light on ways to avoid (unintentionally) hurting others. This is bipolar.....


    *stay tuned for a follow-up episode which will explore the flip-side and offer some of the best ways to 'show up' for others!


     


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    • 53 min
    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez- Part 2

    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez- Part 2

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains a suicide survivor story.
     
    Introducing PART 2 of the first interview in our new series called 'Conversations With'! Mental Health Advocate Messy Beauty with Shaley continues talking with Maria Fernandez about her unique experience living with bipolar disorder. In this episode, Maria shares more of her story, including what steps she has taken to manage her bipolar and live life to its fullest!
    Maria's story is one of struggle but also one of resilience, survival, hope, and strength. Maria is real, honest, and brave and we feel honoured that she trusted us to hold space for her story. Maria's story is not over yet. This is bipolar...
     


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    • 34 min
    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez - part 1

    CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez - part 1

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains a suicide survivor story.
     
    We are so excited to introduce the first interview in our  NEW series called 'Conversations With'. Mental Health Advocate Shaley Hoogendoorn talks to Maria Fernendez about her unique experience living with bipolar disorder. Maria shares with us what it was like to have mental illness from a very young age and how it affected every part of her life.  Maria's story is one of struggle and heartache but it is also a story of resilience and survival. Maria is real, honest and brave and we feel honoured that she trusted us to hold space for her story. Maria's story is not over yet. This is bipolar...
     
    Meet Maria:
    Maria is a dreamer, the kind of woman who's imagination delights in
    museum tours, Broadway productions and salsa dance classes. She is a
    lover of creativity in all its forms and she finds these pursuits to
    be her greatest adventures, truest joys and most beloved passions. In
    addition to these, she is also an advocate for mental illness who has
    spoken about the realities of her diagnoses at Wraparound Conventions,
    on the Catholic Radio Network station and at various youth groups. She
    is a certified Peer Mentor and has been one of the leaders in the DBT
    mentoring program at Compass Behavioral Health. Maria is passionate
    about fighting stigma and creating a world of compassion,
    understanding and love. You can connect with her through email at
    mariaelizabethfernandez94@gmail.com
     


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 12 HYPOMANIA: problems & pitfalls

    Episode 12 HYPOMANIA: problems & pitfalls

    In this episode, mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft discuss hypomania. For them, hypomania has two sides- the bright but also the dark. In this follow-up to episode 11, they share what it feels like in their minds and bodies when the destructive side of hypomania rears its head. What are the problems & pitfalls? In what ways are their lives, and the lives of those around them, affected the most? Listen in as Shaley and Julie also share about how they spot warning signs and now manage the messy parts of hypomania. It is their greatest hope that this episode gives a real-life glimpse into the rocky side of the rollercoaster that is hypomania. This is bipolar...


    *Note: Hypomania is a lesser form of mania and a symptom of Bipolar 2 Disorder. Neither Julie nor Shaley have had a full-blown manic episode and cannot speak to that experience. Mania and Hypomania have a shadow side and in no way do they want to glorify it. Please know that we take hypomania very seriously and are committed to their treatment plans, which for them includes medication.


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    • 55 min

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