Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health!

This is an authentic, uninhibited journey into my secret world–that I guess is not so secret now. I just want people to know that they are not alone and that there are people who do understand. I was able to hide everything so well that nobody ever saw the life of quiet desperation I was living. Trauma, Major Depression, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, isolation, fear, stigma, suicide and the inability to communicate it with those I loved.

You are not alone.

I am not alone.

Latest Episode

Episode 21: The Holiday Special

Beginning at Thanksgiving is an especially rough time for me. And for many. The holidays create a unique kind of conflict. I think it has to do with the nature of the holidays combined with Newton’s Third Law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Tis the season of joy! Of family and friends, of giving. It amplifies the depression to an equal extent. I don’t understand why and the hell if I know what to do about it.

Bonus Podcast Material

In my podcast, I sometimes mention supporting material, links, websites, or videos. You will find them here.

Introduction to the Podcast

Putting a face with the voice. A short introduction video explaining a few things about me: the cap, aloha, and nakedness. No, there is no nudity in the video.

The Longer Introduction

Still trying to decide which one to use. Any help?

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The First “First” Episode

The inspiration for my podcast came from another podcast where I was interviewed about my new book. Leo Flowers, host of “Before You Kill Yourself!,” knew the secret behind my book and jumped right in with the big reveal coming first. We discussed suicide, boundaries (or lack thereof), depression and few other issues. I think I mentioned my book once or twice. He threw me into the deep end of the pool and then jumped in and we did laps as we discussed mental health issues.

Before You Kill Yourself with Leo Flowers

On the Lighter Side of Things

The podcast and column are where I dive into deeper topics, serious issues. But I continually step out, dry off, and enjoy life. I share that side of me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and my personal website. Have you ever read the meme about how not to pay attention to people’s lives on Facebook because they only post the good stuff? That’s not me. I post everything. Never politics or serious issues. The adventures and the misadventures and the stupid things I do that lead to the misadventures. I always say that you can say what you want about me –and people do– but you can’t say I’m not entertaining. You are welcome to follow along for the lighter side of things.

Testimonials

  • “…I’ve always tried to mentally answer why a person could take their own life, why could they be so [edited] selfish leaving a hurricane of unforgivable pain to the people left behind. You are truly an inspiration on your thoughts and sincere writing (and your actual Voice!) Actually hearing from behind the curtain (well metaphorically speaking from beyond the grave) THaNK you for you being YoU!”

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