Tuesday marked my second cataract surgery, this time on the left eye. This time I wasn't anxious about the procedure. I could go through the whole thing in my head and not spark one bit of stress. However, when the hospital called with my time a new dread flowed through my nerves. I was once …
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. …
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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