Silent Superheroes are the workers showing up every day secretly managing a mental illness. The Silent Superheroes podcast tells their story through frank and open conversations about their mental illness, how it shows up in their work and the planning, strength and courage it takes to be part of the workforce. The Silent Superheroes podcast is for managers, leaders, Human Resources professionals, mental health professionals, family members and anyone else who wants to learn more about mental health in the workplace. And of course for the Silent Superheroes, you aren’t alone.
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#35 It’s Time To Talk About Suicide
Olga is a Technical Program Manager at Expedia. She is originally from Venezuela and now lives in Montreal. Olga is also an active YouTuber with her channel Cronopio. Growing up in a Latino community with an alcoholic father and a stoic mother, Olga learned that you don’t complain and you don’t talk about your feelings. … Continue reading "#35 It’s Time To Talk About Suicide"
#34 Making Rap Music As Therapy
Dillon and Wesley are a rap duet who perform under the names Weslex and MySYN. Wesley and Dillon took different paths through life. Whereas Dillon was the broody kid a little withdrawn from others, writing poetry and coming from a broken home. Wesley was the sociable, happy kid making everybody laugh. Despite different paths, their … Continue reading "#34 Making Rap Music As Therapy"
#33 When Learning Disabilities Become A Superpower – Anne’s Story
In college, choosing a major was challenging for Anne. Her challenge wasn’t because she was a feckless student unable to pick something and stick to it. It was because her undiagnosed learning disabilities made learning new subjects difficult. Textbooks were a constant battle for Anne while going through school and college. After a college therapist … Continue reading "#33 When Learning Disabilities Become A Superpower – Anne’s Story"
#32 On Being Bipolar 1 With Stephen Hays
Stephen is the Founder and Managing Partner of “What If Ventures”. He is also the host of the Stigma podcast. Stephen has left a trail of destruction in his life due to undiagnosed bipolar 1. Three country clubs threw him out for being disruptive. He paid gambling debts by cashing in pensions and was unfaithful … Continue reading "#32 On Being Bipolar 1 With Stephen Hays"
#31 Why am I bipolar?
Carrie started her career as a pastry chef in the United Kingdom. 30 years later, she’s a leader in the Ketogenic diet scene and the author of 5 popular Keto cookbooks including books on crock pot meals, soup and ice cream. In between pastries and keto, Carrie spent twenty years working the grind of corporate … Continue reading "#31 Why am I bipolar?"
#30 Just Talk About It – Managing Anxiety and Depression
David is a former radio personality from Malta who is managing anxiety and depression. As an infant, David’s mother took him from Malta to Australia to start a new life. Unfortunately alcoholism and abuse followed them. After a difficult childhood David returned to Malta, the place of his birth, at 19 looking to start a … Continue reading "#30 Just Talk About It – Managing Anxiety and Depression"
Cannot praise enough!
As a mom, a manager, and a person who has also struggled with mental health issues, I cannot emphasize enough how good & vital this podcast is! It’s time to stop the stigma.
So many of us suffer in silence when we could be connecting and supporting one another through these challenges. Thank you for creating this and please keep at it!
A must listen for anyone
I work in the mental health space and cannot convey how many people are dealing with similar struggles to what James highlights in this podcast. I applaud him deeply for being brave enough to start this and sharing these deeply moving stories! Thank you thank you.
Such a necessary podcast
I love the podcast- the topic, the execution, everything. James- I challenge you to try to limit your “yep”s- try silent validations instead- your constant sounds take away from what your guest is saying. Will be listening to every episode!