There is a scene in the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" or BoRhap as the band and fans had nicknamed the song by the same name, where Freddie Mercury is talking to a waiter in his home after a wild party. The waiter is gay and Freddie makes a move on him but the guy backs off. …
... So many eye drops, falling down my cheeks. (with apologies to Dee Clark for the paraphrase of his 1962 song) Anxiety is an illness and one that can trigger or be triggered by other illnesses, whether physical or mental. It can cripple you and stop you from doing things that aren't really that bad. …
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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