I originally started this blog five (yes five) years ago thanks to the urging of my then life coach and always dear friend. I wrote a post not knowing if it would be the first of many or the last thing I ever wrote. Well, obviously it wasn't the last, even though I thought it …
On my 60th birthday, October 4, 2018, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a podcast on Christopher Snider’s show Just Talking.
We discussed my dealings with mental illness and how they have helped me become an advocate for others in understanding the illness and fighting the stigma that surrounds it even still.
The podcast was published on Christopher’s sight on December 25th, 2019. I hope you enjoy it.
A note: the gravelly voice and pauses in my speech are parts of who I am thanks to my illnesses and what has happened as a result.
Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people’s lives.
Run Time – 26:58
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So, it is a little after midnight the first day of the new year, 2019. During the last month and a half since I decided to stop writing I really didn't give it much thought. There was a lot going on and I had no regrets. I still have no regrets. I still don't totally …