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The UNNI Podcast

The UNNI Podcast

By Bianca D McCall
The UNNI Podcast is a platform for survivors and experts in the space of suicide prevention, to share lived experiences with a purpose to lead those in crisis, out of the darkness. The UNNI Podcast is hosted by Bianca D. McCall, a world-renowned Subject Matter Expert in the Epidemiology of Suicidal Behavior. UNNI stands for unity on a global scale; connectivity, compassion, deconstructing stigmatic language; to change the way we define, and defend against suicide in all communities.
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The UNNI Podcast - w/ Kristel J. Nazareno
Episode 57 w/ Pro Hairstylist & Influencer @kristel.jnaz RELEASES TUES 6/22/21 @5pm PST 💥 Host, Bianca McCall talks racial tensions, Asian Hate Crimes, and the call for self-preservation, in the aftermath of global pandemic. Don't miss what the hottest Stylist on the West Coast has to say
41:28
June 23, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Teyonahhh
 Hottest new female rapper from Brooklyn, TEYONAHHH stops by The UNNI Podcast to share what's it like on the way up as a young woman in the music industry- and the challenges to be Mentally Fit.
24:00
June 9, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Bel-Air
Ep. 55 w. @belairofficial 💥 Verified | Pop Star | Influencer | Cancer Survivor shares his story- coming from having nothing.. Inspired by the memories of his mother and brother, surviving his own battle with cancer, and stepping up into the role of a parent to his nephew @belairofficial has built a following of millions, and is considered the biggest pop star of his generation.
55:05
May 14, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Chill Will
BE YOU ‼ Meet UNNI Podcast Guest: Mr. Chill Will. 💥 This King talks escaping the darkness once he finally decided to be himself- a father two, two teenage sons; a husband, and President of a nonprofit.
01:03:21
May 7, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ The Village High School Board
"Takes a Village". The UNNI Podcast Host, Bianca McCall has been asked to join The Village High School School Board- Coming to North Las Vegas, NV in the Fall of 2021. And now introducing... The Village Schools Organization- Tim, Rachel, and "Doc" Amy! The Village' are the newest UNNI Guests, as they share their Vision to provide a safe space for all marginalized students, including LGBTQ and all other allies, where they can thrive academically. Students learn real life, and practical skills to land them employment opportunities after graduation; engage in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and thrive in a non-traditional learning environment which promotes individuality and creativity. For more info visit: www.thevillagehs.org
01:12:25
April 30, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/Dave Marlon
Dave Marlon talks being at the top of the business world, hitting rock bottom, and the space between which led him to living in the here & now.. "Life After the Party"
46:55
April 20, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Debbi James
Worldwide Star; Singer, Vocalist, Dancer, and Performing Artist @singerdebbijames joins The UNNI Podcast, Season 3 Guestlist- from location, in Brazil 🇧🇷 Debbi James shares her lived experiences as a suicide loss survivor, born and raised in Israel. Debbi talks changing the narrative to become an international inspiration and influencer; now devoted to her own Mental Fitness, endorsed by Reach In Now University© @www.reachinnow.com. Whether she is singing on stage with Enrique Iglesias, recording voice over for the hottest new video games, or shooting a music video in a remote and tropical location- Debbi James proves to be the epitome of GIRL MAGIC
51:12
April 14, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/Genevieve Morton
EP 51 brings a special guest who was voted Sexiest Woman in the World (2012) and Top 50 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models of All Time 👀 South African Supermodel, Genevieve Morton blesses The UNNI Podcast and talks "Depression Illustrated" with Host, Bianca McCall. How many of us can relate, to the epic battle with depression that makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning???
44:25
April 9, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ New Space
HALF A MIL VIEWS FOR BREAKFAST 👀 @newspacerecords is the hottest trending Indie Rapper on the planet, and he takes time to bless The UNNI Podcast with the telling of his story of survival and bounce back- NewSpace survives depression, addiction, and a suicide attempt. He shares his encounter with the afterlife, and how that experience reshaped his definition of purpose! You know what to do 👉🏾 click the link in the @unni.podcast bio 👈🏾 to watch and-or listen to Episode 50 with @newspacerecords on 3/30/21 🔥🔥🔥
47:07
March 26, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Alexander the Great
Hear how Alexander the Great; The Neighborhood Champ, learned to fight with a purpose 🥊 ATG talks surviving the streets with his bare hands, and realizing he was a CHAMPION before ever stepping into the ring. Click the link in the bio to SUBSCRIBE to The UNNI Podcast YouTube Channel, so you don't miss this champ rolling up his sleeves and knocking out this episode with Host, Bianca McCall @bayroots35 👀
01:00:49
March 17, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/Porscha Coleman
Actress, singer, dancer, and TV Host Porscha Coleman, takes time in between filming her new Netflix Series "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me”; to join The UNNI Podcast, and normalize the discussion about health, wellness, and preventing suicide- before and after the camera stops rolling.
53:35
March 10, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/Dr. Sheldon Jacobs
Not everyone survives the street life- let alone make it out, twice!! The UNNI Podcast Season 3 continues to drop !! This is the  story and remarkable journey of a man who narrowly escaped the streets, with his life. Being raised by a single-mother and her village, a young Sheldon was self-described as lost. Until one day he found, in a male mentor; an example of what he could be...  Little did Sheldon know then, he would transform and become so much more! Now a Dr. Sheldon Jacobs; is a licensed therapist and mentor to at risk youth, and all groups fighting for their lives on the streets; including those in crisis, and battling homelessness.  In order to give our streets a voice ---- Dr. Jacobs went undercover as a homeless man, for 48 hours and in the middle of a Las Vegas Summer!!! He accounts the very dangerous and psychologically taxing experience, in his book titled, "48" now available on  Amazon.
01:05:43
March 3, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Livio Harris
Livio Harris (Co-Ceo)- is a powerhouse executive who began his career as a singer/songwriter signed to a major label in 1990 called Uptown Records'. Against all odds, as a Black American Man faced with many challenges growing up in Atlantic City- Livio's persistence and refusal to become a statistic helped him to climb up the industry ranks as an executive who has amassed over 30 years of industry experience and advancing from being a former Recording Artist, to Entertainment Manager, an Artist Development Executive, V.P. of Tier2 Films, and Executive V.P. of NottingHill Music Publishing. Livio has worked with a number of music companies such as Elektra Records and Epic Records as an A&R Consultant. Livio has been credited for a significant amount of Notting Hill’s U.S. catalogue, which includes; Will Smith, The Pussycat Dolls, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Outkast, Nelly, Michael Jackson, and DJ Khaled to name a few. And now, he lands on The UNNI Podcast- Enjoy!
45:54
February 23, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Sara Fina
"Born Fighter. Born Survivor." Season 3, Episode 1 with Guest Survivor Sarah Fina.  Host Bianca McCall is joined by a born fighter! Sarah Fina is a survivor of childhood abuse, and domestic violence as an adult; turned professional female boxer, and professional boxing manager to Greats  such as Roy Jones Jr. This story is incredible, from start to finish!
01:14:01
February 10, 2021
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Pharoah Tahar (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2 From Pain to Purpose" Pharoah Tahar joins The UNNI Podcast Guestlist, and talks How-To turn pain into purpose with host, Bianca McCall. Pharoah is a Spiritual Guide & Media Influencer leading thousands of people across the globe, in spiritual practices and ascension- a journey Pharaoh himself is on, with an incredible story of triumph! He is a survivor of sexual assault, when he was an early teen- something that made him question the conditions of his Christian upbringing. He's survived divorce, a custody battle, and bankruptcy. Pharaoh shares, through his philanthropy on a Native Reservation, he has unlocked the secrets to self-healing. [szn 3 EP 4]
59:35
December 4, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Pharoah Tahar (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2 From Pain to Purpose" Pharoah Tahar joins The UNNI Podcast Guestlist, and talks How-To turn pain into purpose with host, Bianca McCall. Pharoah is a Spiritual Guide & Media Influencer leading thousands of people across the globe, in spiritual practices and ascension- a journey Pharaoh himself is on, with an incredible story of triumph! He is a survivor of sexual assault, when he was an early teen- something that made him question the conditions of his Christian upbringing. He's survived divorce, a custody battle, and bankruptcy. Pharaoh shares, through his philanthropy on a Native Reservation, he has unlocked the secrets to self-healing. [szn 3 EP 4]
46:31
December 2, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/Anthony Ray
Anthony Ray joins the UNNI Podcast, and shares his survivor story; losing his father to incarceration and his mother to an overdose, all before the age of 10. Growing up in below poverty, and in the kinship care of his older sister; identifying as a Latino gay male, and surviving a mugging and hate crime attack- Anthony had all of the odds stacked against him. Instead of adopting the mindset of defeat, hopelessness; and continuing the generational cycles of addiction, incarceration, and poverty- Anthony became a celebrity stylist, and social advocate, who works to help others realize their beauty, strength, and boundaries!
01:05:05
November 25, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Tami Fischer Wilson
Tami Fischer Wilson joins The UNNI Podcast, from a town under fire literally; in Rohnert Park, CA. Tami is the Director of a Short Term Crisis Mental Health Facility, at National Psychiatric Care & Rehab Services. She is passionate about helping others, and giving back to a community which helped her maintain over 12 years in recovery herself. Tami shares the urgency of eliminating stigma which surrounds mental health, addiction, and suicide. And the messaging she subscribes to is, "It's okay to not be okay". Tami also shares with the world for the first time, she too has to manage anxiety and depression; and that is what makes her so relatable AND successful, leading others out of the darkness.
01:07:20
November 18, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Karley Hughes
We have Karley Hughes who has been Involved with Cheer since 2004! UNLV Cheer Coach, 2010 state Champion, 2018  AND 2019 College Nationals coach for the UNLV Rebels. Karley tells us all about the performance stressors at a collegiate level and what it truly takes to be a college cheerleader. Karley lets us know how important mental toughness really is! [szn 3 EP 1]
01:01:39
November 5, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Frank Torres
Frank Torres, Owner of Global Crown Gems in Las Vegas. Frank shares his spiritual journey with us as well as his experience losing his Cousin to suicide. Frank talks about the healing properties of crystals and why Crystal healing has become so important to him. This Episode is dedicated to his Cousin George P. [szn 2 ep 14] 
01:08:09
October 26, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/Danielle Goodman
[SZN 2 EP 13] Las Vegas Native, Wedding Planner, and Mental Health Advocate. Danielle Discusses her personal survivor story and shares with us her journey through grief and loss.
51:29
October 8, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Wendy Grant
[SZN 2 EP 12] Host Bianca McCall and guest Wendy Grant from 'Share Village Las Vegas' 
01:10:36
October 6, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Joey Cunha
[SZN 2 EP 11] Joey Cunha is the Co-founder/ CEO of The Farm System and a hitting consultant for MLB. Coming from North Las Vegas he discusses the pressures of being a D1 athlete and the many challenges of coaching.
01:12:47
October 1, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Jake Gallen
[SZN 2 EP 10] Host Bianca McCall brings on Special Guest Jake Gallen, from 'The Guest: Las Vegas Podcast'.
59:04
September 29, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Keona Tillmon
[SZN 2 EP 9]
01:05:59
September 22, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ BJ Williams
[Szn 2 EP 8]
01:21:01
September 17, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Jameela Jackson
“Below The ‘Belt.” [SZN 2 EP 7]
50:09
September 15, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Justin Hall
[SZN 2 EP 6]
51:16
September 11, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Brandarius Johnson
“The World Wouldn’t Spin the Same Without You” Host Bianca McCall is joined by Day 1 Ambition Creator, Brandarius Johnson. Brandarius shares a powerful testimony of survivorship, since losing his first love to suicide.
50:58
August 27, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Lionel aka L RICH
 “No Comparison.”
53:04
August 20, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Rhonda Fairchild
“Plus 12 Steps.”
01:03:29
August 17, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Hasaan Milligan
“Bottom of the Bottle” [SZN 2 EP 2]
29:23
August 10, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ DJ Prenup
Survivor Check, One-Two, One Two!” Host Bianca McCall and the UNNI Podcast, return for a strong start to the Second Season. Bianca is joined by DJ Prenup of GTV Radio. Tune in, as the dynamic duo get comfortable in the studio to discuss life, music as a creative expression; and learning to recognize yourself, as the survivor you are- Nobody’s Victim. DJ Prenup calls to action the need to eradicate stigma, end suffering in silence, and each of us taking responsibility for how we maintain connection with others through shared lived experiences. Video production, available on The UNNI Podcast Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCVtMQBB2FwAG0-pepx-OA?view_as=subscriber.
51:11
July 26, 2020
The UNNI Podcast [PRE-SHOW] - w/ DJ Prenup
Before our UNNI Podcast episodes, we love to have an intro call first with our guest on the show. It gives us a chance to connect on a more personal level with them, as well as provide some great behind the scenes content that sometimes don't make our official episodes. Our special guest this week is DJ Prenup who will be on all week discussing music, creative expression, and maintaining  genuine connections with others through shared lived experiences.  Stay tuned UNNI Community.
23:19
July 21, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Brandon Johnson
 “Church Hurt”  Brandon Johnson returns to the UNNI Podcast, to discuss events of the Black Lives Matter protests; and responses, from faith-based communities. Host, Bianca McCall asks the tough questions- Why is there such a mistrust for institutions; such as the institution of law (enforcement), and not for profit organizations like Black Lives Matters campaigns and church groups? Additionally, what is the difference between buying Black versus investing Black- and why is Black Economy so important? Brandon asserts that educating oneself, especially now; is an obligation for ALL PEOPLE. 
01:08:08
July 8, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Marcel Roston (Part 2)
“Life’s a Beach”  Marcel Roston, a suicide loss survivor, joins the UNNI Podcast Guestlist. Marcel lost his seventeen year old daughter Chloe to suicide, in 2014. He is a father of five- with four sons surviving Chloe’s memory. Marcel shares with Host Bianca McCall; his commitment to take every single chance he has, to “Keep It Pushing” as his daughter would tell him; which means to take responsibility over his survivor journey, by sharing a story of triumph and hope- to inspire us all!
01:06:25
July 1, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Marcel Roston
“Life’s a Beach”  Marcel Roston, a suicide loss survivor, joins the UNNI Podcast Guestlist. Marcel lost his seventeen year old daughter Chloe to suicide, in 2014. He is a father of five- with four sons surviving Chloe’s memory. Marcel shares with Host Bianca McCall; his commitment to take every single chance he has, to “Keep It Pushing” as his daughter would tell him; which means to take responsibility over his survivor journey, by sharing a story of triumph and hope- to inspire us all!
01:05:30
June 29, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Shawnta Jackson
“Build a House of Positive Affirmations”  The UNNI Podcast and host Bianca McCall are joined by Shawnta Jackson, calling in from the Washington D.C., Baltimore City, Metropolitan Area. Shawnta shares her abuse survivor story, and talks about her book “The Journal of a Woman with Lived Experiences; a 21-Day Guided Journal”. Shawnta attributes the utility  of daily positive affirmation, gratitude, self-love, and manifestation; to her own healing process, and ability to now help others transform from victim to survivor, in their own stories.
01:06:14
June 25, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Taryn Hiatt
“Project 2025; Will See Suicide Down 20%”  Taryn Hiatt who is the Utah Chapter, Area Director; for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), joins The UNNI Podcast Guestlist on June 3, 2020. Taryn shares her lived experiences as both a suicide attempt survivor, and loss survivor following the death of her father. With a desire to prevent further grief and loss in her own family, and the tragedy of death by suicide in any other family; Taryn sought out the AFSP, and not only received a wealth of knowledge and resources, but realized her purpose to become a part of a national project to reduce suicides and empower diverse communities.
52:52
June 14, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Marilyn Hawes & Lourdes-Anne Requena (Part 2)
“A Pedophile in Full Groom.” TRIGGER WARNING  This episode, discusses sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. This is an attempt to forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms for people with history and lived experiences with sexual abuse, psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, and suicidality -- UNNI Podcast host Bianca McCall is joined by Marilyn Hawes & reconnected with Lourdes-Anne Requena, from London, United Kingdom. Hawes & Requena discuss the treatment of young people, in the United Kingdom; addressing pedophilia and the church, the degree of manipulation and grooming between the perpetrator of sexual abuse and the abused; and the utility of pharmacology versus alternative modals, in the treatment of traumatic stress. *For our U.S. audience; Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including: Confidential support from a trained staff member Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams Someone to help you talk through what happened Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery Referrals for long term support in your area Information about the laws in your community Basic information about medical concerns Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, call 1800-656-HOPE (4673). And for anyone who is having thoughts of suicide, please call 1800-273-TALK (8255). **The Unni POD ep.17.mp3 2 Attachments
01:14:21
June 10, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Marilyn Hawes & Lourdes-Anne Requena (Part 1)
“A Pedophile in Full Groom.” TRIGGER WARNING  This episode, discusses sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. This is an attempt to forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms for people with history and lived experiences with sexual abuse, psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, and suicidality -- UNNI Podcast host Bianca McCall is joined by Marilyn Hawes & reconnected with Lourdes-Anne Requena, from London, United Kingdom. Hawes & Requena discuss the treatment of young people, in the United Kingdom; addressing pedophilia and the church, the degree of manipulation and grooming between the perpetrator of sexual abuse and the abused; and the utility of pharmacology versus alternative modals, in the treatment of traumatic stress. *For our U.S. audience; Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including: Confidential support from a trained staff member Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams Someone to help you talk through what happened Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery Referrals for long term support in your area Information about the laws in your community Basic information about medical concerns Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, call 1800-656-HOPE (4673). And for anyone who is having thoughts of suicide, please call 1800-273-TALK (8255). **The Unni POD ep.17.mp3 2 Attachments
36:18
June 9, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Lourdes-Anne Requena
“Signs of Sorry, Not Sorry.”  Host Bianca McCall connects with Lourdes-Anne Requena, who calls in from London, UK. Lourdes-Anne shares her purpose-filled journey, as a suicide attempt survivor. The two, continue the conversation surrounding the call for empowerment of survivor-experts. Lourdes-Anne talks about the importance of introspection, responsibility taking and now; being the time to be seen and heard -- No more suffering in silence.
01:05:45
May 27, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Cristina Frisby
“Us and Them”  Cristina Frisby joins the Guestlist for the first season of the UNNI Podcast, hosted by Bianca McCall. Cristina shares her lived experiences with codependency, and family history of addiction. She describes how feeling different can lead to disconnection and isolation; key drivers in addiction, and suicide. Cristina references Dr. Robert Weiss’s pro-dependency; and highlights the concept of detaching with care and compassion for those who are battling addiction; parallel to mental dis-ease, and suicide.
01:11:04
May 22, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Susie Reece
“The Art of Safe Storytelling”  The UNNI Podcast host, Bianca McCall is joined by suicide loss survivor, Susie Reece. Susie is biracial; half Korean, and half Caucasian -- And goes by the blogger handle; Southern Fried Asian, on a platform where she uses humor and other safe ways of sharing her story with others, to empower survivorship in communities. Susie shares her lived experiences with suicide -- From losing her father at the age of 10 years, being adopted by her Caucasian grandparents, and moved to the state of Arkansas; to becoming a champion in the space of suicide prevention; for youth, first responders, and local law enforcement.
01:22:10
May 22, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Melissa Lunardini & Colin
“I’m Sorry For Your Loss”  Never done before -- The UNNI Podcast brings Melissa Lunardini back, from Episode 4, along with now 18-year-old suicide loss survivor, Colin; who shares his two-year journey with processing his grief, following the death of his father. Colin’s gives a powerful testimony, about making the conscious choice to do the grief work; to reach a healthy balance in his young adult life, where he is a peer advocate in the spaces of grief and loss for young people, and suicide prevention. Melissa Lunardini shares her lived experiences working with Colin, in the aftermath of his family’s tragedy, and other youth in specialty loss groups.
01:06:46
May 14, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Chris Jachimiec
“Hero Worship & Suffering in Silence”  Host Bianca McCall is joined by Chris Jachimiec who is; a Hope Dealer, Innovative Thinker, a Loss Survivor & Voice for Suicide Prevention and Postvention, and Air Force Veteran. The two deem postvention, a necessary part of the conversation and major component of suicide prevention for loss survivors, and attempt survivors. Chris shares his experiences with suicide; his advocacy for the retreat model, as it encourages better life harmonies. Bianca asks Chris tough questions about losses of trust and relationships; and the “Hero Worship” impact on service men and women; active duty and veterans, first responders and front lines health care workers.
01:17:06
May 13, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Queen Afi
“Intimate Partner Violence & Domestic Violence Recovery Necessary to Break the Cycle of Abuse”  Unhealthy relationships are the leading driver for risk of suicidality. Queen Afi, Founder of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags (DVWMT), and Subject Matter Expert of Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), joins the UNNI Season One Guestlist; and gives the unique and powerful representation of both an abuser and survivor of abuse, in recovery. Queen and host Bianca McCall, discuss the connections between the experiences of suicidality, DV & IPV; identification and screening as important facets to prevention of all mentioned; who is being identified as high risk populations for all, the similarities in trauma responses; and the notion that if one can become ‘addicted’ to love, they can become addicted to pain and violence -- How do we protect ALL within the family system? This social issue impacts not only women; but men, children, and older persons.
01:16:43
May 13, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Taylor Concepcion
“Voices from the Front Line- Santa & Systems”  Taylor Concepcion, a front lines provider of crisis social services in Las Vegas, Nevada -- joins the UNNI Season One Guestlist; and talks compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout, with host Bianca McCall. Taylor’s lived experience; from playing competitive sports to studying family systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are what drive her passion to motivate and empower communities.
58:52
May 8, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Andre' Wade
“If you or someone you know identifies as LGBTQ+, this is a MUST LISTEN!!” Host Bianca McCall talks with Andre’ Wade; a professional with 20 years experience in Human Services, and 12 years working in the spaces of LGBTQ+ policy and advocacy. Andre helps to distinguish between sexual orientation, gender identity and sexuality; which are often confused as the same. The call to action is to educate and empower LGBTQ+ Communities, as well as their systems of support; so the two talk tolerance, acceptance, and understanding of the individual experience one goes through, to form their identity.
01:11:10
April 30, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - Survivors Of Lived Experiences
PART ONE -- Host Bianca McCall invites two women, having lived experiences with substance abuse and addiction; to discuss the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and suicidal risk, identifying substance abuse as a non-suicidal and self-injurious behavior (NSSI).  The trio discuss Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD), and the risks for someone who is experiencing STSD, to abuse substances as a primary coping modal.
56:21
April 23, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Alisa Howard
Host Bianca McCall and Community Health Worker Alisa Howard discuss suicide prevention, from a public health; community action planning lens. Controversy arises as the two professionals openly discuss health equity, within the context of racial and cultural division. Calling to action; the emergence of diverse leadership, which represents all races and all cultures; with parts of the conversation focused on Black American Communities.
01:24:33
April 23, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Melissa Lunardini
Grief & Loss expert, Melissa Lunardini of Tribal Grief & Loss in San Diego, CA, US; joins the UNNI Podcast and adds insight to what the grief process is for youth. Melissa also talks resiliency building blocks, and how systems can provide greater support to young people who are exposed to trauma inducing grief.  Calling to action, all parents and caregivers be willing to be the ones to lead conversations about death and suicide.
01:16:08
April 23, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - w/ Gary King
Gary King joins the UNNI Podcast, from Brisbane, Australia. Gary presents his experiences working with youth -- From practice, bound with theory; he talks non-suicidal and self-injurious behavior (NSSI), and how they relate to suicidal risk for young people.
01:07:49
April 23, 2020
The UNNI Podcast- w/ James Bean
Bianca McCall is joined by published author, comedian and suicide survivor, Mr. James Bean; from Las Vegas, Nevada, US. James shares his lived experience with suicide; while discussing stigma and misinformation about the subject, and other important socio-economic factors to suicide.
01:13:53
April 23, 2020
The UNNI Podcast - Intro w/ Host, Bianca McCall
The UNNI Podcast is the conversational space which features the journey to finding a cure for suicide. Join in our efforts to connect communities all over the world; to promote unity, universal intelligence, and compassion for anyone and everyone whose life has been impacted by suicide.   Hosted by Bianca McCall
15:04
April 23, 2020