Suicide is second only to accidents as the commonest cause of #death in our #youth. With this podcast, Dr. Lulu is spreading awareness for, and educating the public on #suicide. She is interviewing #survivors, #parents, family members, or anyone who has been touched personally or otherwise by #suicide. If you are struggling with suicidal ideation, attempted #suicide, or felt like ending it all, or know anyone who is, this podcast is for you. Listen and be encouraged knowing you are not alone, there is help out there. Call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Unless you have been living under a huge rock, you must have heard about all the children and young people who have died from self-inflicted injuries lately. You must have heard that suicide is the second leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-34yr. Well, did you know that many of these suicides were as a result of bullying? Yes, a great majority of children who die by suicide are as a result of bullying... nearly 60%
This is appalling considering the fact that bullying is so pervasive now. Many people even think bullying is a necessary part of growing up, and think kids actually "deserve" to be bullied to make them somehow stronger. Well, I for one disagree, and I hope that if you are in that school of thought, you will have a change of heart after listening to this episode.
Do you know who is at risk of being bullied? Do you know the different forms bullying can take, or what makes someone become a bully? Do you know that your child, yes, your precious "little angel" could be the bully? Are you aware that the LGBTQ family are at extremely high risk of not only bullying, but also suicide AND homicide? Do you know what role you can play in helping curb all of this?
We shall touch on a lot of aspects of bullying especially as it relates to suicide, our children, the schools, our homes and ourselves. We shall discuss characteristics of victims, bullies and even bystanders. We shall delve into the reasons why kids don't tell, and possible consequences of being each of these persons.
We shall also discuss what needs to be done, by parents, the schools, the government, our kids, their friends and, you, my listener in order to combat bullying.
Log on to www.bullying.gov and many other anti-bullying sites out there for more information, and don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast, thank you.
What does Yoga, Buddhism, PTSD, The Marines, Wellness and Healing have in common? Eric Rishi of course!
This gentle very polite war hero with a soft voice and a warm heart shares his stories of determination, heart break, pain, anguish and survival. He shares how he has transformed his hurt and pain into a thriving speaking career that has reached the International waters. He shares his work with veterans who have PTSD, his 7-books, his tranformation from a boy-child who was looking for answers and a family in the marines, to a man who has conquered tragedy (3times over) and is now thriving as a trailblazer!
I am honored and blessed to have crossed paths with him. I hope you enjoy listening to him as much as I enjoyed interviewing him.
Please support his work with Veterans suffering with PTSD (a FB group on mindfulness), check out www.mindfulnessforveterans.com
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With a name like Estelle, one expects a beautiful person, and I was not disappointed. This woman, is nothing short of a beautiful soul inside and out. She has the most soothing voice and most calming demeanor. It is extremely hard to reconcile that image with the story of heartache, pain, and self-destruction that she tells. A story so hard to live with that she subconsciously "buries" it deep down in her heart for years.
As a pediatrician and mother, some aspects of Estelles suicide page were very difficult for me to listen to, yet, she held her composure and went through with it. All the way from Zurich, we can feel her pain and her suffering. Thankfully, she is on a path to recovery and VICTORY! g
Notable quotes: "I was afraid of my mother, but in our culture, who isn't?"
As a pediatrician and mother, some aspects of Estelles suicide page were very difficult for me to listen to, yet, she held her composure and went through with it. All the way from Zurich, we can feel her pain and her suffering. Thankfully, she is on a path to recovery and VICTORY!
Quote of the day by Estelle: "I was afraid of my mother, but in our culture, who isn't?"
Estelles favorite quote by Iyanla Vanzant: "Feelings buried alive don't die"
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Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Kristin Norris, D.O. A fellow ex-lady in boots, a mom, a soft-spoken psychiatrist, entrepreneur and friend. She speaks today about military life and suicide, touching on her own personal encounter with the suicide of a patient, a common thread between us...and the guilt that often follows us as doctors and providers when that happens. Did we do everything we could possibly do? Could we have done more? Would it have made a difference? Those are hard questions that may never get answered, but will linger forever.
She talks about the Air Force Zero Suicide Pilot program at her base, which was largely successful and is now being implemented Air Force wide. She implores us to "not be afraid to ask" the tough questions, whether we are providers or not, adding that "it is easier to say yes, than to say I need help"...indeed it is.
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Describing herself as a "housewife with a GED", a grandmother and a "mathlexic", Wendy is one of those people whom you feel like you have known for a very long time upon first meeting her. She is funny, witty, and full of life. She also has a lot to say and has no problem saying it. Today, she takes us on a personal journey of torment and a mixture of betrayal and distrust as well as survival and a fair dose of hardship. She is smiling these days, but not before she felt all alone in the world as young as the tender age of 4 (Kindergarten), and literally held a gun to her head in her 30s... As she shares her story, one has no choice but to follow her along, cheering her on the entire time.
One of her quotes today is "I did not get any real therapy that worked". Showcasing the need for us to ensure we get our children and family members the proper kind of therapy, and the right therapist as well. In her words, "finding the right therapy is absolutely vital".
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In this episode, I discuss suicide in a broad overview. The causes and confounding factors. I discuss some statistics briefly, and the fact that majority of people who die by suicide do not do so due to mental illness, they do so as a result of a triad of Hopelessness, Helplessness and Despair. Overwhelming anguish coupled with other societal ills like poor governance, racism, non compliance with meds, etc.
Since suicide prevention is a global necessity, we must all roll up our sleeves and join in the fight and the movement to #endthesilenceshameandstigma of suicide. Indeed, silence kills and talk saves lives.
At the young age of 20 yr, my beautiful, smart, articulate and talented niece, Khrystine, has already tasted betrayal, ostracism and learned some life lessons that will shape the rest of her life as an immigrant in the United States. In her interview she touches on a personal story that tested her emotional strength as a college student, a situation early in her Fresh-Man year which pushed her to the edge of depression and hopelessness. She however found strength in fellow immigrants, and has now grown from it.
She however bounced back and now always sees "the happy side of things". Her favorite quote is "STAY FROSTY" (don't ask me, listen to her explanation :)
She also has some words of advice for fellow Gen-Zeers; "Everything on the Internet is not real", and for Parents; "STOP being in denial where your kids are concerned, listen, listen, listen to your children".
I was inspired by her story, and I think you would too.
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At 67yr young, Dr. Lynette, and anesthesiologist and former Lt. Col in the United States Air Force would appear to be living her life out loud. She has gotten her second wind. If you consider the fact that she is a self-proclaimed Humorist (Stand Up Comedian), a TEDx Speaker; winner of a Toastmasters Championship competition in 2014, a budding author, and an all-around beautiful soul, you would never know that she once not only contemplated suicide, but actually climbed on a NY bridge about to jump...but didn't. In this episode, she shares her story of overcoming a life-long battle with depression, suicidal thoughts, a toxic work environment, medical credentialing boards, and life in general.
She describes our current medical environment as one that forces doctors to become "locked into a persona" that does not reflect our multifaceted natures...
"If I jump off this bridge before I call my mother, she is going to kill me" is the quote of the day from this amazing woman, fellow sista-doc and fighter whom I have essentially "voluntold" to become my mentor.
It was a pleasure interviewing her.
Antoinette is originally from the Caribbean Islands, and currently living in Canada. She tells us a story about trials, and survival. Suicide attempts and victory. "I must say, I don't blame anybody" are her words, when it comes to her circumstances and the decisions she has made. She is however, quick to add that the decision to suicide is never one that comes easy and over a short time. She is thankful and grateful for life, and adds that "life is for the living". Nowadays, she focuses on "DELETING NEGATIVITY" and along with owning a publishing company, her current work is all about that. Borrowing from her mentor, Dr. Miles Monroe (RIP), she would like to "die empty" and "leave a lighted pathway for others". I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Antoinette, and I sincerely hope you do too.
Much Love, Dr. Lulu
Originally from Scotland in the UK, Melanie moved to Australia to "escape her woes", but found out that they followed her-in her words, "through customs" . She tells her story of coming of age, and survival and making peace with her teenage decisions and overcoming a lifestyle that almost ruined her life. She is now grown and doing the work she "promised" she would do and living life out loud. Enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe, share and leave a comment.
In this episode, I introduce my podcast's mission in full. Why did I decide to do this? What do I want to do with it? Who's stories are we featuring and how can we all benefit from and be a part of the movement to end suicide in today's world, especially in our youth...enjoy!
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