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Person First Podcast

Person First Podcast

By Isaac Sandidge
An exploratory podcast into the world of mental health with a particular focus on the concept of recovery. Hear from Isaac Sandidge, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor as he works to connect you with people that are living proof that recovery is possible.
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S2E3 - Dissociative Identity Disorder - Interview with Shirley Davis
This week we meet Shirley Davis. Shirley tells about her experiences living with and writing about Dissociative Identity Disorder. Shirley will be one of the featured authors at the Prevention, Wellness and Recovery Book Fair in Edwardsville IL on September 17, 2021. Feel free to explore more about the book fair by visiting their site here. Find Shirley's books on Amazon HERE.  For resources on DID - visit the Ivory Garden forum online at www.igdid.org and check out Shirley's blog at www.learnaboutdid.com Buy Bark in the Dark by Isaac Sandidge HERE
50:37
August 9, 2021
S2E2 - Julius Mercer - Overcoming Life's Hurdles
In this episode, we meet Julius Mercer. Julius shares his struggles and successes with us as he worked to overcome loss, psychosis, and substance use.  Prevention, Wellness and Recovery Book Fair - September 17th 1-9pm https://giftofvoice.com/2021/07/book-fair/ Bark in the Dark - By Isaac Sandidge https://bit.ly/BarkintheDark A New Fire - By Julius Mercer - Buy it Here
01:30:20
July 23, 2021
Season 2 Opener - Where Have I Been?
The pandemic has been a long and hard time, but we are ready to launch Season 2 of Person First Podcast. Check out all the exciting things to come in the first episode of Season 2. Prevention, Wellness and Recovery Book Fair - September 17, 2021 from 1pm - 9pm located at Eden Church, 903 North Second Street, Edwardsville, IL. Learn more here Bark in the Dark - by Isaac Sandidge https://bit.ly/BarkintheDark
15:31
July 21, 2021
S1E7- AJ French - Gift of Voice, This is My Brave, and IL House Bills
This week we hear from AJ French, CEO of Gift of Voice (www.giftofvoice.com). AJ is a long time advocate for mental health recovery and a wonderful person. AJ tells us about an exciting new bill proposed in Illinois. She also talks about her journey getting involved with This is My Brave. Hope you enjoy the episode!  As always, feel free to email me questions!  To contact AJ French - email at aj.french@giftofvoice.com To purchase Tickets to This is My Brave - STL visit: https://thisismybrave.z2systems.com/np/clients/thisismybrave/eventRegistration.jsp?event=49&fbclid=IwAR1C9hJYTL93P_Rrj5A88MVLeXhh6hoa4t1kxgDW-9XjpPG01ToukohUNDk Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter at @PersonFirstPod, on Instagram at issandidge and on Facebook at facebook.com/IsaacMHFA
44:24
February 27, 2020
S1E6 - Q and A - Toxic Relationships, Peer Support Specialist and This is My Brave
This week, I'm trying something a little different. I'm answering listener submitted questions. I'll talk about toxic relationships and some strategies on exiting them. I'll also dive into looking at Peer Support Specialists, looking at who they are and what they do. If you are interested in asking a question, please submit them to isaac.sandidge@gmail.com As always, I appreciate any feedback on the episode and hope you enjoy!  **Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IsaacMHFA  **Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/personfirstpod
30:11
February 6, 2020
S1E5 Sarah – Going off meds, Tattoos, and Support
In this episode, we hear from Sarah. Sarah has struggled with depression after graduating college and working through struggles finding a job, maintaining a long distance relationship, and early childhood trauma. Hear how she moved through her dark times, including very active and dangerous suicide ideation, through the use of self-monitoring, counseling, tattoos, and ongoing support from family and friends. Hear how she started the conversation with her provider about going off medication. If you would like to contact Sarah, she can be reached by email at: Sarah051886@gmail.com For comments, questions, and just general feedback, email me at Isaac.sandidge@gmail.com Check out my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IsaacMHFA/ Thanks for listening!
40:38
January 30, 2020
Nikki - Anxiety, Addictions, and Altruism
This week, I speak with Nikki Nicole Fielder. Nikki is an advocate and community volunteer in her hometown. From her struggles with anxiety and family addictions, see how Nikki uses her recovery journey as an inspiration to others.  Hope you enjoy!  **Are you looking for online therapy? Visit Online-Therapy now via the link below and receive a 20% discount just for listening to this podcast! Visit https://www.online-therapy.com/?ref=157414 now!**
48:48
January 23, 2020
S1E3 - Interview with Jen
This episode, I talk with Jen. Jen has been battling mental health challenges since she was 10. Hear how she uses her experiences to help others as a therapist and mental health advocate. She also gives some advice on how you can support people in your life who may be having challenges. If you have questions for Jen, feel free to email her at jennifergerlach@truestorycounseling.com Thanks for listening!  **Are you looking for online therapy? Visit Online-Therapy now via the link below and receive a 20% discount just for listening to this podcast! Visit https://www.online-therapy.com/?ref=157414 now!**
35:26
January 16, 2020
S1E2 - Interview with Dan
This week I chat with Dan. Dan shares his challenges with depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts. He discusses how his work with his Peer Coach and Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinic have helped him along on his journey of recovery.  Dan is an active Mental Health First Aider and member of his Consumer Advisory Council. If you would like to contact Dan, feel free to email him at dakota200504@outlook.com If you want to learn more about becoming a Mental Health First Aider yourself, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org  Thanks for Listening!  **Are you looking for online therapy? Visit Online-Therapy now via the link below and receive a 20% discount just for listening to this podcast! Visit https://www.online-therapy.com/?ref=157414 now!**
30:22
January 9, 2020
Bonus Episode - Suicide Prevention
One of my goals is to spread awareness about Mental Health First Aid. As such, I frequently will do educational videos or live casts on my Facebook page - Isaac Sandidge Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  This special episode is the audio content from the most recent online video on how to ask the question about suicide and what to do next.  Enjoy this bonus episode and then head over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IsaacMHFA and give my page a like.  Don't forget to send me your suggestions and/or love to isaac.sandidge@gmail.com **Are you looking for online therapy? Visit Online-Therapy now via the link below and receive a 20% discount just for listening to this podcast! Visit https://www.online-therapy.com/?ref=157414 now!**
30:07
January 5, 2020
S1E1 - Isaac Sandidge, and his Depression
Welcome to the initial episode of Person First Podcast. Meet your host, Isaac Sandidge, and hear about my plans for the future of this podcast. I also talk a little about my own depression, which will be an ongoing theme throughout the course of the Podcast. Make sure to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IsaacMHFA or my official podcast Twitter page at @PersonFirstPod  If you would like to be interviewed for the show, please feel free to email me at isaac.sandidge@gmail.com or message me on Facebook or Twitter.  Thanks for listening!  **Are you looking for online therapy? Visit Online-Therapy now via the link below and receive a 20% discount just for listening to this podcast! Visit https://www.online-therapy.com/?ref=157414 now!**
19:27
January 2, 2020
Person First Podcast Teaser
Get ready! First Episode coming January 2, 2020! Hit that subscribe button now to hear it first! 
01:37
December 27, 2019