Find the light: Holding onto hope after suicidal thoughts

Find the light: Holding onto hope after suicidal thoughts

Ashlee spent most of her childhood trying to navigate life and find her place in the world. As AfroLatina, she found herself ostracized by those who didn’t deem her Black enough or Latina enough. She didn’t let criticism assuade her but when she began to experience depressive episodes, they became another issue that she didn’t want to be picked apart. So she made the decision to handle it independently. It worked for a few months but after dealing with depressive episodes, an unplanned pregnancy, a termination, and relationship issues, she found herself unable to cope any longer.

ep 14 When Mental Health is missing from the pulpit

ep 14 When Mental Health is missing from the pulpit

Too few of us grew up hearing sermons that mentioned things like depression or mental health. Instead, we were told to pray about it and leave it at the altar. But what if you followed all the proper protocol but still find yourself dealing with depression or bipolar disorder? Our special guest, Ashley Hobbs shares how her shame of depression stopped her from reaching out to her church community, fearful that a spiritual deficit would be identified as the cause. Listen to her story and how she found a supportive faith community.

Protect Your Energy: Healing from Abuse & Becoming Your Best Self

Protect Your Energy: Healing from Abuse & Becoming Your Best Self

It's easy to hide our shame and hurt in the shadows as we grow accustomed to wearing masks to convince others that we're "fine." All the while, we're carrying pasts of abuse, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness. But Ka'Lyn Banks-Coghill isn't silencing her pain any longer. Check out her interview about how she addresses her childhood trauma and leads a full life with mental illness.