ABOUT THIS PODCAST
“Speak Your Mind” the podcast was an idea that came to me back in October of 2018. At that point, I had just opened up publicly about the abuse that I had experienced in a longterm relationship that I engaged in from 2013-2016. I was met with a SEA of messages from others that had experienced something very similar - many of which applauded my candidness and bravery for bringing a personal segment of my mental health story to light. I knew that I had a ready audience.
As I was developing the podcast, I thought back on my own mental health journey, one that I started to embark on in February of 2012 at the age of 21. I felt isolated because I felt like I had to keep my diagnoses to myself - that sharing my struggles with others would make me a “downer,” a “burden” to my friends, a “liability.” I do not want anyone else to ever feel as alone as I did.
If I can do one thing to help stimulate the conversation surrounding our mental health, then let this podcast be it. If you have no one else to turn to, let this podcast be a listening ear for you and your struggles.
Together, let’s create a mental health community that is resilient and open about our struggles.
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