Now in Season 7 with much gratitude…
My Mission: End Silence, Stigma, Shame about Suicide Loss, Ideation and Mental Health
Sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you.
Lost a dear friend to suicide at 16, did not know what a lesson it would become. Now, in my late 60s, I continue to appreciate the Best/Worst Gift from Andrea that keeps me living!
What I have learned
Make yours a #gratitudeattitude even on bad days.
Keep Working on your #gratitudeattitude.
Aim to improve 1% every day
#KeepBreathing and make the best of your today, every day!
No matter what happens... #ChooseLife #ChooseHope
Navigating the Long Goodbye: A Journey through Dementia
Elaine Lindsay shares her personal experience of caring for her father, who was diagnosed with dementia a month before he turned 90. She reflects on the impact of the disease and the challenges of maintaining a meaningful connection with her father as memories fade. Through her emotional journey, she emphasizes the importance of seeking support and expressing gratitude, while also acknowledging her own struggles with suicidal ideation
Through the Fire: Stewart Thompson’s Journey of Survival and Advocacy
Stewart talks about his journey from being a victim of childhood sexual abuse to becoming an advocate and a voice for other survivors at the Gatehouse, a support center for adults who have survived child abuse. It covers sensitive topics, including suicide, and provides resources for those affected. Stuart shares his tough journey and recovery process, the importance of expressing feelings and having open conversations, and the rewarding experience he gets from mentoring graduate students and running support programs for survivors.
Mindfulness as a Mental Health Tool: An Interview with Debbie Hampton S7 E6
Elaine and Debbie Hampton discuss Debbie’s new book on using mindfulness as a mental health tool. They talk about the scientific perspective of mindfulness and how it can improve brain health and overall well-being. Debbie shares her personal experience with mindfulness and how it helped her recover from a brain injury. They also touch upon the importance of practicing mindfulness in daily life and provide tips for incorporating mindfulness into different activities.
Lightening the Load: Finding Strength in Shared Stories Michael Wood S7 E5
In this episode, Elaine introduces her guest, Michael Wood, and they have a conversation about mental health, suicide, and personal experiences related to these topics. They discuss the importance of normalizing conversations about mental health, the challenges of dealing with addiction and loss, and the need for improved emergency response systems for mental health crises. The episode ends with a message of hope and encouragement for listeners to reach out for help and support.
A Mother’s Battle: Confronting Cancer and Mental Health with Losa McCoy S7 E4
The story shared by Losa McCoy is laden with impactful lessons on battling life’s challenges, the significance of being mindful and the essential role of open discussions in breaking stigmas attached to suicide and mental health issues. Her open discussion with Elaine Lindsay provides critical insights into the need for empathy, normalized conversations, and personal resilience.
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Ending the Silence: A Death Doula’s Take on Suicide and Mental Health S7 E3
Jill McClennen: A Death Doula and Passionate Conversationalist talks about the systemic issues in society’s handling of grief, mental health, and life education. It emphasizes the importance of shifting the narrative toward understanding, empathy, communication, and preparing children for life’s realities.
Loved the episode with Larry Sprung
I loved the episode with Larry Sprung.
After hearing his story and passion, I am off to listen to his show the Mitlin Money Mindset
Such an important message!
It was an honor being a guest on this show! Elaine is sharing such a powerful message and raising awareness to such an important topic. 🙏🏼💛