In this podcast you will hear from amazing people who work in prevention. We will also interview amazing people and their journey to overcome and excel. We will talk all things mental health, and suicide prevention.
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 34
My friend Dr. Christy Kane and I discuss brain development and the effects of electronics on our youth. The effect of social media being developed to make us addicted through shots of Dopamine, and how too much can cause anxiety. We talk about trauma, and how it effects our mental health. We chat about PTSD, ACE's and how soon one should seek a mental health professional. We talk about how to stop the stigma of mental health and how to break down those barriers through compassion and empathy. We discuss how trauma will find its way out whether through processing it, or through illness or shortened lifespan. We chat about suicide. I think this discussion was fascinating, and I hope you agree.
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 33
I am excited to share a conversation with my good friend Dean Adams a former Marine for this special Veterans Day Edition of the podcast. Dean talks about growing up with a strong work ethic ranching in Salmon, Idaho. His family came to Tooele but later returned to Idaho when Dean was a teenager. They ran the family gold mine from a one bedroom cabin in the mountains. After high school, Dean enlisted and his journey began as a Marine. Hear how he was uniquely prepared for this life, and what he learned along the way. Dean brings everything back to family. Thank you Dean for your service, and for what you continue to do for our community.
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 32
My guest this week is Debbie Moline. We met a few weeks ago, and after a brief visit with my wife, Tracy told me you need to have her on your podcast. Debbie has had her fair share of challenges and trials. Debbie lost her 4 year old little girl to an accident, she has had cancer twice, a brain aneurysm and 44 surgeries. She struggled with thoughts of suicide after losing her little girl, but yet she is still here fighting. She believes she is a strong woman because of what she has lived through. She now can have empathy no sympathy because of the life she has experienced. She is amazing and believes in small acts of kindness, because we never know what others are going through.
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 31
My guest this week is Jen Deveraux. Jen is a #1 national best selling author and motivational speaker. She survived a horrific car accident. A fifty ton truck hit her at speeds of 60 mph. She struggled with infertility, adoption and divorce. She has now married the love of her life and together they are raising her tow children. Jen says, "I have endured, I have been broken, I have known hardship, I have lost myself. But here I stand, still moving forward, growing stronger each day. I will never forget the harsh lessons in my life. They have made me stronger. The only way out is through." I know we can all learn and be inspired by her story. Then I challenge each of you to go on Amazon and pick up a copy of her book. "Thrive in the Journey"
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 30
Listen in as I chat with one of my best friends, Becca Brown. Becca and I co-founded Life's Worth Living Foundation in February 2014, after the death of her brother Jed by suicide. She goes back and remembers that day, and the loss. We talk about drug addiction, and the results. She shares happy memories of her brother, and we chat about trying to turn this tragedy into something that would help others not have to go through what she went through. Since that day the Foundation has impacted thousands. None of it would have been possible without Becca wanting to make a difference. I can't wait to share our conversation.
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 29
My guest today is Amberley Snyder. Amberley is a barrel racer and inspirational speaker who fought her way back from tragedy. She was in a rollover accident which left her a paraplegic. Amberley is now inspiring thousands across America by telling her inspirational story and competing in rodeos across the Western United States. She has let the challenges she faces refine her not define her. She has a Netflix movie of her life, called "Walk Ride Rodeo" It is also available in book form on Amazon. I am so excited for you to hear more about Amberley, her dark days, and her triumphs.
This podcast has inspirational stories and is full of helpful context. I love listening each week!
Love the podcast and Jon’s interview style. I’m so thrilled with the work he is doing. He is making a difference in his community and in the world. Thank you, Jon, for caring enough to show up for all of us! Julie Cluff
Thank you Jon Gossett for this great podcast! The kinds of conversations that Jon is having helps reduce suicide and increase hope. I encourage everyone to subscribe and listen to this podcast 😊