Hi and thanks for tuning in to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. I can't believe this is the 13th episode already. Thank you to my guests, and my listeners. I truly appreciate you all.

On today's episode we are chatting with Children and Family Therapist, Denise Cazares. On top of being a therapist, Denise is also a mental health advocate and a blogger. You can find her work at:

Thepursuitofhappinessblog.com

I hope you enjoy today's show, and I would greatly appreciate any donations to my Ko-Fi so I can help to cover my website expenses.

Until next time, take care and be well. xxx

 

Hi everyone,

It is World Suicide Prevention Day today, so I wanted to drop a short episode on awareness. Suicide rates have been increasing exponentially with no ending in sight. I would really appreciate if you could give this a listen, then maybe send it to a friend to listen and so on. 

Suicide, the word is noticed, but often the actions leading up to it are not. Check on your friends and family. Ask the question directly..."are you having suicidal thoughts", it IS NOT going to put an idea in their head, however, it may, one day, save a life.

Stay strong and be well my friends, and thank you so much, as always, for your time.

Jody xxx

 

Hi and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. Today's guest is a good friend of mine, who flew up from Florida to speak at the Premiere of a short film called Perspective. It was a pleasure to hear her speak and tell her story, and I am thrilled she's with us today to share her story with all of you.

Emily Painter can be reached on all social media handles as @emilyspeaks30.

Thanks again for listening, I appreciate each and every one of you. Until next time, take care and be well. xxx

Hi and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. I can't believe this will be my 10th show already. Time flies when you're talking with such fantastic people.

On today's show we will chat with a close friend Vincent Fitzgerald. Vincent is a wonderful man who pursued his goals and overcame his issues to become a therapist. Vince is also an author and mental health advocate.

I hope you will give this a listen as we talk about BPD, Depression and anxiety.

Vincent's links are below...

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/vincent-j-fitzgerald-short-hills-nj/311753

Blog: https://healingprose.com

https://twitter.com/scribetherapist

https://www.facebook.com/vincentevolves

 

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or wish to be a guest on the show, leave me a message and we will get something set up.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Take care and be well. xxx

 

 

Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. Thank you for tuning in and spending some time with us. On today's show we will talk with my dear friend Sarah Schuster. Sarah deals with depression and anxiety, and still manages her job as the editor in chief for the mental health section of The Mighty, which is an enormous site online, focusing on both mental and physical health. The stories are written by people from around the world who want to share their journey in writing. If you haven't had a look, please do so. We hope you enjoy the show.

https://themighty.com

Hi everyone,

Thanks again for tuning into another episode on Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with my friend JP Leet. Jp is a survivor, blogger, and advocate and host the Depressed Not Dead podcast where he shares his stories and struggles.

I hope you enjoy the show and again, questions, comments or wanting to be a guest....just send me a message. This platform is for anyone who is willing to share their stories, in an effort to help others.

JP's links are below

www.jamoalki.info    (blog)

@Jamoalki (Twitter)

www.jamoalki.info/podcasts

Hey everyone, I hope you're having a good week. On today's episode we will chat with Author and Advocate Dawn Brenner about Mental Health Advocacy and suicide prevention.

I hope you will be able to join us, have a listen and maybe learn something new, and if you do, please spread the word.

Twitter: @ANewDawn_AA

Website: (link: http://anewdawnaa.com) anewdawnaa.com

Kk-fi— (link: http://ko-fi.com/B0B2TN59) ko-fi.com/B0B2TN59

Insta: (link: http://instagram.com/anewdawnaa) instagram.com/anewdawnaa

YouTube: (link: http://youtu.be/bNzhkHCw2ZY) youtu.be/bNzhkHCw2ZY

ProjectSite: (link: http://ditchthemaskcampaign.com) ditchthemaskcampaign.com

If you have any questions or comments or wish to be a guest on the show, send me a message and we will get it scheduled.

Until then, take care and be well.

Jody xxx

Hey, welcome back and thank you for listening, and for your support. On today's show we will chat with a close friend of mine Dennis Ellis. Dennis and I had spoken for quite a while on social media, and then last year, I was lucky enough to be able to connect with him in person. We are both afflicted with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), and have many of the same symptoms and thought processes. If you have BPD, or know someone with BPD, please have a listen, and if you learn something new, please pass it on. BPD is at the top of the list of mental health issues that sadly end by suicide, and has an enormous stigma attached to it.

Thank you so much for your time,  your willingness to learn and try to understand something new.

Be well and stay strong.

J xxx

Hi there,

Thank you so much for tuning into another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will be chatting with a dear friend of mine, Diana Fletcher. 

Diana Fletcher is a writer, life coach, activist and speaker. She is the author of the best-selling book Happy on Purpose Daily Messages of Empowerment and Joy for Women revised and expanded edition.

 

Thank you, and be well xxx

You can find Diana Fletcher's social media and book link below.

Diana can be contacted through her website www.dianafletcher.com

@DiCoach on Twitter

Book link...   https://tinyurl.com/y6pms79o

 

Hi, and welcome to the fourth episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will discuss PTSD, and specifically the effect it is having on our first responders. Carl is a firefighter and the founder of PTSD Bunker Gear for Your Mind, where he posts informative videos and podcasts about PTSD.

You can find Carl and his team at:

http://www.ptsdbunkergearforyourbrain.com/

or on Twitter @PTSDBunkerGear, and @PTSDGear.

Thank you again for taking the time to spend with us. I hope you find it informative and perhaps even helpful.

Be well my friends. xxx

 

Hi and welcome to the third episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will hear from Anne Moss Rogers, who is a suicide loss survivor, an author, a TEDx speaker and a suicide awareness and prevention advocate. Anne and I connected online a few years ago, and to see how far she has come, overcoming terrible tragedies, is truly inspirational. I feel lucky to be able to call her a friend. This show will discuss suicide, so if you are listening, make sure you are also doing self-care.

I hope you will join us, learn from us and spread the word so together we can knock down the barriers surrounding Mental Health.

Thank you, and be well.

J xxx

Anne can be found via the following links...

annemossrogers.com

(link: http://emotionallynaked.com) emotionallynaked.com

Facebook Business Page: Facebook.com/emotionallynaked

Twitter: @annemossrogers

Linked In: linkedin.com/in/digitalmarketingexpertise

Instagram: instagram.com/annemossrogers/

 

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Anne Moss Rogers

 
 
 
 

Hi and welcome to the second episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will be chatting with a good friend of mine, G. Donald Cribbs. Don is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and advocate an author and a newly licenced counsellor. Please join us as we travel Don's journey together.

Be well.

Jody xxx

facebook.com/gdonaldcribbsa

instagram.com/gdcribbs

twitter.com/gdcribbs

Link to Don's book The Packing House

 https://www.inkitt.com/stories/thriller/232589?utm_source=shared_ios

 

 

 

Hi, and thanks for visiting and/or listening. On this episode I am doing a brief 20 minute introduction to the podcast, and to myself. I will do random short episodes talking about my Mental Health issues, but will focus primarily on having open and candid discussions with my guests, which include sufferers, advocates, therapists, authors, life coaches and many more.

I really appreciate you spending a bit of your time with me.

Take care and be well.

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