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Our goal is to break the walls and barriers for people so they can unmask themselves.
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Season 1: Episode 58 - Elle, "The Secret Lady Spider," on ADHD, DPRD, and Depression
Elle graces us with her delightful demeanor. She’s an artist in true form from her pop culture videos, to her artwork. Stay tuned, she her own podcast coming to share paranormal stories from people that have experienced them.
Here’s more information and links from her site:
She is a young artist, youtuber, and writer living with ADHD, DPRD, and depression.
She cycles between three types of content:
Youtube videos about the intersection between pop culture and mental health
Writing about asexuality and advocacy (usually on Medium, but I am hoping to expand to other platforms)
Vlogs pertaining to mental health and queer things, such as reviewing queer media, my own gray ace/demisexual experiences, and reviewing asexuality in pop culture
She still creates art, but her patreon is not focused around it anymore. If you look through old posts, you'll be able to see it.
These post types are cycled from week to week. For example, week one would be a youtube video for my main channel, the next week would be asexuality & aromantic advocacy, and the third week would be a vlog.
Patreon - patreon.com/secretladyspider
Medium - https://link.medium.com/qFLs1SEdJab
YouTube Main - YouTube.com/secretladyspider
YouTube Vlogs - YouTube.com/secretladyspidervlogs
Instagram main - Instagram.com/secretladyspider
Art Instagram - Instagram.com/secretladyspiderartist
Episode 57 - Skip - "Wrestling Depression is NOT for Wimps"
Skip, a 26 year veteran, physician, author, speaker and MH advocate for individuals suffering depression. His message is prodominately for men, but we also were inspired by his story and it touched out lives too.
See our website for links to his social media; https://www.anewdawnaa.com/.
Season 1 - Episode 56: Evan Whitehead, an advocate of mental health, social emotional support and proponent of the 3 B's - Balance, Boundaries, & Breaks
Evan Whitehead, M.Ed @EvanWhitehead00, Nat'l Consultant/Certified Trainer of the @ahaprocess /Dist. Administrator/Educational Consultant/Mental Health Advocate. Building Capacity 2 Achieve Sustainability!
It was a pleasure to speak with him and I support all of this efforts, which mimic my efforts in many ways.
Therapeutic day school crisis intervention experience, which began his journey into special education, social emotional learning in contained classes; similar to my son's experience in school as well.
Academics are secondary to survival and existence in the face of trauma and he, as well as I, has tackled this head on. Please listen and reach out if you feel so compelled.
Season 1: Episode 55 - Jody returns to discuss her road towards advocacy, her struggles and triumphs
Jody of returns to discuss her road towards advocacy, her struggles and triumphs. She’s a podcast host, trauma trained coach, mental health advocate and Twitter support mentor to many. Her articles can be found on “The Mighty” or read about her in a story, and anthology of women who have survived and become beacons of hope.
Jody#BraveWingsTrauma&Crisis Informed Peer Support
Season 2 - Episode 3 - "Ditch the Mask" Campaign with Katherine of Butterfly Tears (audio portion)
Welcome Katherine from Butterfly Tears and Kisses blog in her debut video as our third guest to “Ditch the Mask.” Please find her video on our YouTube Channel, where you can also watch all of our Ditch the Mask Campaign videos.
Katherine sheds light on why she’s worn masks, as well as identifying why she felt they were put there in the first place. Stigma about mental illness has been a real conversation grabber in both our podcasts and throughout the first few “Ditch the Mask” videos we’ve done. Our hope, along with Katherine, is to rid the world of stigma through dialogue, showing our faces and having candid conversations about the reality of struggles with mental health.
Feel free to reach out the Katherine on her blog at: https://butterflytearsandkisses.com/
She’s also active on Twitter: BTearsandKisses
Season 1: Episode 53 - Tracey Maxfield Discusses her battle with depression, how she fell into "The Rabbit Hole," and her platform & advocacy
Tracey Maxfield is doing all the things I dream about, she wrote a book about coming out of the Rabbit Hole of depression and is a speaker in schools across the globe. Her philosophy meshes with mine, help teach kids how to cope with the stresses of life, manage anxiety, emotions and how to breathe properly. Our school children are stressed out and you can gain a deeper understanding of her thoughts, listen to the podcast.
Tracey Maxfield RN., BSN., CDP., GNC©., DDS
Speaker, Educator, Consultant, Advocate, Peer Specialist
Author: Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression
NAASCA Ambassador for B.C. Canada
Purple Angel Ambassador
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So relatable and real... Thank you!
Thank you, thank you! These are identifiable stories and I now know I'm not alone. I look forward to your weekly podcast and I love the you are so "real" and I feel like I'm listening to my best friend. Your heart is so passionate. These podcasts are helping me and I'm sure others as well.
A Really Lousy Podcast with a Really Lousy Host
There are *a lot* of mental health/illness podcasts. Some are great, many are OK, and some are just bad. “A New Dawn” falls deeply in the “just bad” bucket. The host is perhaps the worst part. She has constant difficulties speaking clearly and putting together thoughts logically or fluidly. Her radio voice is so poor that she usually stumbles and struggles with her own tag line! She knows almost nothing about mental illness—she certainly has no degree or even training in psychology, psychiatry, counseling, social work, etc. etc.—except for being related to some people with mental illness, which she loves to remind listeners of in a naked grab for attention and sympathy, but she seems to have learned almost nothing from those familial experiences. She is condescending with guests, talking to them as if they were fragile children. Her guests do their best to get their stories told and sometimes do succeed, despite the host’s interference. But the interviews retread the same tired, introductory mental illness subject matter over and over again, because the host doesn’t—and doesn’t seem to know even how to—vary the interviews or adapt them to the specific guests’ experiences and lessons learned.
In short, please do not waste your time with “A New Dawn.”
Dialogue to Raise Awareness
These episodes on this podcast created by A New Dawn #Anewdawnaa speak openly and honestly about mental health; no fluff. Her guests are real and she's caring and shares her experiences as they arise. Everyone and anyone should listen to these #podcasts. She's doing wonderful things. I'd love for her to create a show around this for more exposure.