We all know those feelings of disconnect, alienation and even hopelessness. These are common human emotions. But what is happening that has propelled the idea of taking your own life as a possible solution? Current suicide rates have been referred to as an epidemic. What’s going on? Today I have an amazing panel put together on the topic of suicide. These men and women have personal experience with suicide – either with family members or in Seth’s case, his own personal experience. We have put this panel together because we care. Because suicide as a supposed solution is out of control and we need to find answers, reduce shame, and shine a light of hope.
Megan was born and raised in Michigan. Her upbringing was far from typical. She grew up with a father in prison and a family with enough trauma to last a lifetime. She battled with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. When she was 16 she started self-harming, self-medicating, and actively trying to take her own life. After a few failed suicide attempts she landed in extensive and long-term treatment facilities that ultimately saved her life. Tune in for this interview into her story and some thoughts on how to help combat the tidal wave of suicides in America.
Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today is episode 80, which ends a 2-part series of interviews with Diane Butterfield. So far in her story we’ve learned of her infertility, the creation of her family, the loss of two of her children and the struggle to survive job loss and bankruptcy amidst it all. If you’re just joining us, go back and listen to episode 79 first so you can get the first part of the story. Today we follow Diane through the suicide, perseverance, and finding hope….eventually. This series keeps it real – sometimes healing is a long process, but we can choose our response to the most difficult and painful life events.
Ganel-Lyn Condie has a talk out on CD called You Are Already Walking on Water, and a new book coming out called You Are More Than Enough, if that’s all I knew about Ganel-Lyn I’d definitely want to talk to her, because I love the people who celebrate our human realness and uplift as we seek to find our way through the messiness of life. This interview with Ganel-Lyn is an inspiring story where we learn how she went from being a managing editor to being the author of 7 books, becoming a popular motivational speaker known for inspiring others with her unique honesty, authenticity and spirit,.and then we’ll get into a discussion on TIMING, on KNOWING YOU ARE ENOUGH, and ultimately on TRUSTING THE PROCESS. Tune in!