February 6, 2020
Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we chat with survivor and therapist Brent Lyles. Brent suffers from mental health issues and openly shares them in order to better connect with his clients. Although he still deals with his diagnoses, he has turned his obstacles around, and now helps others not to suffer as he did. It was a great conversation with Brent, and I look forward to our next chat.
Brent can be found on Twitter: @itsbrentlyles
Thank you again for taking the time to listen, perhaps learn something new, and share. The more people that are educated increases the likelihood of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
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Until next time, take care and be well.
November 7, 2019
Hi, and thanks for tuning in for another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with Madeleine Black, who is a rape survivor, an author, a TEDx speaker and a warrior battling for rape awareness across the world.
You can find Madeleine on Twitter: @madblack
Madeleines TEDx talk can be found on YouTube: https://t.co/8Ig0p3XS0E?amp=1
Madeleines Book "Unbroken" can be found on Amazon: https://t.co/Cfgi1wZ79p?amp=1
I hope you enjoy the show, and thank you again, for taking your time to listen. I appreciate all of you.
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Until next week, take care and be well. xxx
October 17, 2019
Hi and thank you for tuning in to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we will be chatting with US Veteran, Author and Advocate Betsy Ross.
Betsy's books Fight, and To Fight Again are raising awareness to the struggle that Veterans face daily when trying to come back from war and resume life in society. Her advocacy has helped many to not only talk about their struggles, but to reach out for help as well. Her book is well worth the read.
Betsy's books can be found at:
I hope you enjoy today's show, perhaps learn something new, and if so, pass on the message. Spreading the word helps keep the conversation open, which is very much needed.
Thank you again for your time, and until next time, take care and be well.
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September 10, 2019
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.
September 5, 2019
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
August 22, 2019
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.
August 15, 2019
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
July 25, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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
July 11, 2019
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:
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
June 27, 2019
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.
Link to Don's book The Packing House