Stories Like Crazy: True Stories about Mental Health
A podcast that challenges beliefs about stigma, and endeavors to take back charged words, like CRAZY, and looks at them through a different lens.
This is for those and made by those managing mental illness in their own way. Each episode we invite someone to share their story on a subject that we feel is important in ending stigma. Come hang out in Adri's living room and let's educate, inspire, and kick some serious stigma ass!
Follow our Hosts: @adriannap and @lorilanemurphy on Twitter
Follow us: @storylikecrazy on Twitter
Find us: https://www.facebook.com/pg/StoryLikeCrazy/
Be a guest: email@example.com
Resources should you feel triggered or need help: http://www.uhn.ca/healthcareprofessionals/SCOPE/Referrals/Toronto_Mental_Health_Resources.pdf
And crisis lines in Canada: https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
Episode 33: Lori & Adri talk Bell Lets Talk
#BellLetsTalk is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year, and our hosts have mixed feelings about the #hastag and slogan.
Do we need more than just talk? What about awareness evolving to action?! Hear our hosts talk about Bell Lets Talk.
Episode 32: Lori and Adrianna on Holiday Stress
It's the most wonderful time of the year... or is it? Lori loves to hate and hates to love Christmastime, and Adrianna just flat out hates it. It's a time of year where we have to learn to just "be" in order to get through and dare we say even enjoy the holidays?
Do you have any insight into how to make the stressful holidays enjoyable? Let us know in comments or on Twitter and Facebook!
Episode 32: First Half of Stories Like Crazy LIVE 2019
Listen to our second annual Stories Like Crazy LIVE event in support of CMHA National / ACSM National Mental Health Awareness Week! Our hosts Lori and Adrianna will share the stage with some amazing mental health advocates and storytellers: first half is Elaine Gold and our very own Lori Lane Murphy.
**For resources page that Adrianna talks about at the end go to: https://www.adrianna-prosser.com/safetalk-trainer/ and scroll to the bottom of the page!
Episode 31: Kristie Jennings | Stories Like Crazy
Kristie Jennings talks about being a mental health advocate, dealing with grief, and Ambassador of Hope with Ontario Shores.
Find out more about Ontario Shores Ambassador's of Hope: https://www.ontarioshores.ca/about_us/100years/ambassadors_of_hope/
Episode 30: Andrew Neary | Stories Like Crazy
This week we talk to Andrew about how a little bit of magic (the game) helped him through his truama of abuse.
Andrew Neary is a young restaurateur, learning about business and service through his dream business Drinks & Dragons. On a mission to create a healthier and better community, Andrew created the third-wave board game cafe to bring the best coffee possible to Durham and pair it with the bonding power of board games. This community building includes charity events like this March's Pour for the Shores Latte Art event which raised over $1000 for Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health, and the upcoming Speed Monopoly Tournament on June 21st for Ontario Shores and the Keller Williams Turkey Drive.
Episode 29: Ambassadors of Hope with Lori Lane Murphy
We get an update on what Lori has been up to, and she introduces us to the Ontario Shores Centre's Ambassadors of Hope! Here's her profile on their website:
Lori is a full-time mental health advocate, student, wife and mom. Her advocacy includes writing, performing and podcasting all in an effort to change the hearts and minds of people around mental illness.
Mental illness was a part of her family growing up, but it certainly wasn’t the whole story. This reality prompted Lori to show people that while there are undeniable challenges living with or caring for someone mental illness, one should never be identified by illness alone. People have challenges. It’s part of the human experience.
Comedic storytelling keeps Lori busy in her “spare” time and she loves to share and teach others how to craft and tell their own mental health stories. People with mental illness are often dismissed or have their stories told for them. By accepting that they own their own voices and that they do have something to say, compelling and heartfelt stories unfold.
Advocacy also means working toward a more “mental health positive” workplace so that Lori’s teenaged son, who struggles with severe anxiety, OCD and ADHD will have a better experience in the work force than she ever did. It’s important to set the example now that mental health issues needn’t hold a person back from attaining their goals.
Lori is a dedicated volunteer at Ontario Shores who is eager and excited to open up about her lived experience with mental illness.
Find out more about Ambassadors of Hope here: https://www.ontarioshores.ca/about_us/100years/ambassadors_of_hope/