Mental health and suicide are not comfortable topics that we naturally gravitate towards. Which is all the more reason why we should.
October is Mental Health month in Australia and on the podcast today I am chatting with Mettie Spiess, an award-winning mental health educator, international keynote speaker and full-time stigma crusher. Mettie empowers students, educators, and parents with skills to safely support individuals who are in crisis to prevent suicide.
In this episode Mettie shares her story of how she lost both of her brothers to suicide, how she dealt with battling her own demons, and how we need to help stop people from suffering in silence.
Mettie shares tips for parents and the importance of noticing the warning signs, how to help yourself mentally, and dealing with the inner critic and self-talk.
This is a powerful episode with a beautiful woman, making it her life’s work to prevent suicide and to crush the stigma around mental health.
I hope you enjoy x
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