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I turned around to see a masked man pointing a gun at me. It was just the beginning of a series of events, including robbery and abduction, which changed my life forever. I Need Blue, hosted by Jen Lee, is a podcast series featuring lived-experiences from survivors of life events. I NEED BLUE creates space for survivors of trauma to feel they BELONG, are LOVED, UNDERSTOOD and EMPOWERED! I called 9-1-1 and they provided me with life-saving directions to help my customer who was having a medical emergency. Law enforcement rescued us and caught the robber. Our first-responders face unique traumas every day. I NEED BLUE provides space for them too!

I Need Blue Jennifer Lee

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

I turned around to see a masked man pointing a gun at me. It was just the beginning of a series of events, including robbery and abduction, which changed my life forever. I Need Blue, hosted by Jen Lee, is a podcast series featuring lived-experiences from survivors of life events. I NEED BLUE creates space for survivors of trauma to feel they BELONG, are LOVED, UNDERSTOOD and EMPOWERED! I called 9-1-1 and they provided me with life-saving directions to help my customer who was having a medical emergency. Law enforcement rescued us and caught the robber. Our first-responders face unique traumas every day. I NEED BLUE provides space for them too!

    A Mother's Journey: Grief, Hope, and Advocacy after a Son's Tragedy

    A Mother's Journey: Grief, Hope, and Advocacy after a Son's Tragedy

    As we open our hearts to life's stories, Alexis shares a tale both devastating and inspiring. She bravely navigates the grief following her son's murder, emphasizing the role of family in rebuilding shattered lives.

    Through her journey, we confront the harsh realities of homelessness and domestic violence, highlighting the need for societal change.

    Alexis's resilience and advocacy offer hope amidst sorrow, showcasing the power of storytelling as a healing force. Her pursuit of a journalism degree  underscores the strength found in sharing our stories with the world.

    Connect with Alexis:
    alexisanicque@gmail.com
    alexisanicque.com

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/

    The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by Char Good.
    https://chargood.com/home
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    • 36 min
    Olga - Unshaken: A Ukrainian Families Journey of Resilience Amidst War

    Olga - Unshaken: A Ukrainian Families Journey of Resilience Amidst War

    As the first light of February 24, 2023, painted the horizon, Olga's world was abruptly shattered by the haunting echo of her father's words: "the war has started." Feel the weight of her heavy heart as she, a compassionate nurse with Health Tech Without Borders, recounts the visceral emotions that gripped her en route to the airport, learning of the invasion that would change her life forever.


    Picture yourself standing amidst the ruins of your ancestral home, grappling with the irrevocable change that war has etched into your life. Through Olga's eyes, peer into this world, where bittersweet relief contrasts with the relentless march of daily survival.


    Amidst the chaos, Ukraine finds a glimmer of hope as digital health innovations become literal lifelines. Explore the seamless integration of digital health tools in a land where technology meets the urgent needs of medical care, with HTWB leading the charge of ingenuity.


    From psychological trauma programs to the creation of a tactical medical chatbot in partnership with Microsoft, delve into the cutting-edge solutions offering a sliver of solace. Olga's narrative serves as a stark reminder that, even in the midst of chaos, hope endures in the comfort of family bonds, the warmth of daily coffee chats over WhatsApp, and the shared determination to savor life's simplest joys.


    Join us for an episode that is as harrowing as it is hopeful, a testament to the fortitude that defines the human spirit. As we navigate through Olga's journey, the flicker of hope remains, resilient in the face of adversity.


    To learn more about Health Tech Without Borders: https://www.htwb.org/

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/

    The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by Char Good.
    https://chargood.com/home



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    • 32 min
    TJ: Penned Resilience, Crafting Healing Narratives from Life's Trials

    TJ: Penned Resilience, Crafting Healing Narratives from Life's Trials

    This episode explores the therapeutic power of writing trauma with the author and writing coach TJ from Virginia. Tj's  compelling work, "Dating Silky Maxwell,"  brings to life a chorus of passionate, damaged characters who leave their pasts behind and reinvent themselves until their mistakes no longer define them.

    During this episode we delve into the silent strength of writing, especially for those not ready to vocalize their truths.
    Embarking on the writing journey mirrors navigating an uncharted path. This discussion unveils the intricate process of crafting a short story collection, addressing revisions, rejections, and the authenticity breathed into fiction.

    Tj's insights highlight the vital role of a writing coach in providing emotional support and practical wisdom, urging writers to infuse creativity into their daily lives.

    Connect with  TJ: https://www.tjbutlerauthor.com/dating-silky-maxwell-1

    To order Dating Silky Maxwell on Amazon:
    https://www.tjbutlerauthor.com/

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/

    The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by Char Good.
    https://chargood.com/home
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    • 28 min
    Josh: His Courageous Battle Against Percocet and Fentanyl

    Josh: His Courageous Battle Against Percocet and Fentanyl

    In the company of Josh, we venture beneath the surface, immersing ourselves in the chilling realities of drug experimentation, particularly with Percocet and Fentanyl. Through his firsthand testimony, we are starkly reminded of the ominous abysses that addiction can lead us into, highlighting the desperate need for thorough drug education. Yet, amid the heart-wrenching tales of struggle, a glimmer of optimism emerges—the profound strength found in community. Together, we're a united front, standing side by side in the battle against addiction.

    Thank you, The Blue Plaid Society for sponsoring this episode. To learn more: https://blueplaid.org/

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/
    The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by Char Good.
    https://chargood.com/home
     
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    • 45 min
    Vital: Rising Beyond Childhood Wounds: Exploring Authenticity, Resilience, and Transformative Healing

    Vital: Rising Beyond Childhood Wounds: Exploring Authenticity, Resilience, and Transformative Healing

    Vital Germaine is a resilient survivor of childhood trauma, former Cirque du Soleil performer, author, artist, and humanitarian. 
     
     During this episode, we dive into the profound exploration of healing from past scars and disrupting generational cycles. Our discussion highlights the extraordinary impact of empathy in facing guilt and shame, sharing intimate experiences with mental health, and challenging societal stigma.
    We navigate the complexities of living authentically and liberating ourselves from societal norms. Vital illuminates the potency of authenticity in conquering imposter syndrome.
    In the episode's final segment, we unravel the empowering essence of books and creativity, delving into Vitals’ favorite literary works that revolve around themes of hope and authenticity. 
     
     The resounding message echoes: your past is not a determinant of your identity, and within you resides a strength far more significant than you may perceive.

    To learn about Vital: https://www.vitalgermaine.com/

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/

    The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by Char Good.
    https://chargood.com/home
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    • 44 min
    Experience Riveting Tales of Overcoming Adversity - Season 4 Trailer

    Experience Riveting Tales of Overcoming Adversity - Season 4 Trailer

    From the raw emotion of real-life tales to the heart-thumping intrigue of true crime, each episode of "I Need Blue" is carefully curated to touch the heart and foster a sense of community.

    As we embark on this extraordinary journey, I must remind you to take care of yourselves, as some episodes may feature graphic themes, including violence, abuse, and murder.

    I am grateful to Char Good for composing and performing the introduction medley and would love for you to connect with her. 
    https://chargood.com/

    Connect with Jen:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedbluepodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needbluepodcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1q8SfA_hEXRJ4EaizlW8Q
    Website: https://ineedblue.net/
    Support the show

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Dharisena ,

It was an honor

Wow! I got the opportunity to be able to record my Journey 2 Overcome with Jen Lee. She was beyond understanding and caring. She not only took time to help me understand the process but she also gave me the opportunity to hear the intro and help her edit it before releasing it. She also logged on and did mic checks with me the day prior. I met her last year through and mutual friend and I knew this was from God. Her testimony alone, touched my heart but being able to work with her, was indescribable. God is using her in mighty ways for his kingdom and his glory. I am excited to be apart of her journey.

witchyspa ,

Purpose through circumstances

Jennifer is such a powerful woman. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her several times in addition to hearing her speak. Her courage and determination to not only heal herself, but to help others move through their traumatic experiences to live beautiful and fulfilling lives is a testimony to her strength. Her ability to be vulnerable and trust that she will meet the right people to continue spreading her message of hope is truly an inspiration to witness!!

Lillian Connelly ,

Excellent interviews

This podcast is really educational. Powerful interviews!

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