This is a particularly powerful episode, and one I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I sit down with Sydnie Hammon, who bravely shares her story on living with anxiety and depression, as well as the aftermath of her recent suicide attempt. In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, we tackle the stigma-saturated subject of mental health - a topic that is increasingly relevant and important.
This is an episode for everyone, as mental health affects every single one of us. Comprehensive health includes mental health. Even if you personally have not experienced mental illness as of now, you likely know someone who has/does/will. And this episode isn’t just about mental illness, it’s about mental health in general, and how to nurture it.
We discuss contributing factors, possible red flags, and helpful resources. We offer guidance on holding space for others and yourself, what/what not to say to those facing tough times, and how to love yourself and others through it all.
Please - I strongly urge you to listen. And Sydnie and I are always always here for you if you need.
Find Sydnie on Instagram at @sydniiieee
Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7
Chat or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
National Institute of Mental Health
Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741)
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
Love you all,