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Finding Shannon: A Mental Health Journey
2 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
Trailer for Wednesday's Episode
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5 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
Bonus- I’m going to vent
Bonus episode- In today’s bonus episode I’m going to vent about how much I dislike winter. I just don’t like it. It’s called everything is dead seasonal depression is not my friend.
27 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
14- what are your expectations for yourself and your healing? - are they to high?
I look my mental health like a challenge I could overcome, and I was wrong. I hated not just being ok after doing along of work. But that’s not reality. Mental health healing and recovery is not linear. I like to take hot baths to help. But really my expectations were so high aliens could see then. I’m learning how to deal with that. Are your to high? Let me know what your doing at Shannon.email@example.com
9 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Bonus: today in the life.
From now on the bonus episodes are going to be more about what’s going on in my life right now. I may add a couple of tips from what I have learned in the last week or so before the episode, but these bonus episodes are going to be more of a realistic look into my life. With that being said this bonus episode is brought to you by sleeping anxiety and not just going to sleep but waking up with anxiety at night and how it affects me. Many times I have woken from deep sleep with either a panic attack or an anxiety attack. It’s scary, and it causes me to lose sleep. When you’re dealing with a mental health issue sleep is key.
16 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
13- sorry- why is it said so much?
Sorry that I’m not sorry. How many times do you apologize a day? Better yet, how many times do you apologize when it’s not even your fault? If your like me, then probably a lot more than you would care to even think about. We say sorry so much that I think it becomes engraved in our brain. It doesn't help us move forward in life. So, sorry that i'm not sorry, but really i'm not.
9 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
12- you are not super human. And guess what? That’s amazing!
Guys, I am not superhuman. I am just one woman trying to live in a world where I have had to survive for way to long. Giving up control has been so scary for me. The world is full of chaos, so I cling to whatever control I have, but it might kill me. So, i am giving up control in whichever ways I can, So I can focus on what the most important parts of my life truly are.
21 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
11- Working with a mental health illness. Is it possible?
Yes, it is possible! In today's episode, I talk about what I've done to keep my career going, even when things are really rough. I have always wanted to work, change the world, but having a mental health illnesses puts a wrench in that plan for sure. I work with the public, so a lot of emotions ALL the Time! It is exhausting and overwhelming. What was I going to do? I looked up jobs, but was not happy with the results. So, I created a list of "jobs" and things to do to help you work and recover. Linked Articles: Americans with Disabilities Act
21 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
10- Parenting with a mental health illness.
Parenting with a Mental illness can cause significant hardships for adults and children alike. Parenting is hard, add a mental health issue, and you have just added a layer of hardness. This episode is all about hose hardships faced by parents trying to change the cycle, trying to make it day by day. I will give you some of my parenting tips, and fee free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your tips too!! Remember, parenting is hard! Don't give up on yourself!
4 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
Bonus- Merry Christmas and happy holidays- a bit of reality for you!
On today’s bonus episode, I get really real. About this podcast about where I am on my journey. Take a listen, and know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. My email is: email@example.com
17 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
9- Putting the pieces together after an identity crisis.
Putting yourself back together is hard. It's painful almost, but something that has to be done. It's like a puzzle, where you get to pick your own pieces and throw out the ones you don't like. I suggest finding your strengths, you have to start somewhere? Why not build yourself up? Next, I asked others what they thought of me- you should ask a professional before doing this. I looked at who I was (Perfectionism has been a coping mechanism for me). I liked the confidence I use to have, so I kept that in my puzzle. Accepting that the "old you" isn't really you anymore is hard but key. Forgive yourself and others( again with the help of a licensed medical professional, which I am not). "Some people are afraid to face their past and demons, because it is hard! You might lose everything.......But I already have, I lost myself. And that's all I have in the end!"
9 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
Bonus: Planning for the new year!
2019 is around the corner. Today's bonus episode I will talk about what my plans for 2018 where and what my plans for 2019 are! 2018 was all about finding me. That was surprisingly true, sometimes not so easy. Books that I read: Unstoppable Influence Adapt and Overcome Lean In 2019 is going to be different: Books I plan to read: Twenty Something
25 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
8- Having an Identity Crisis after breakdown- Who the heck am I?
Dissociation, denationalization, and challenging beliefs are common among people who have mental health illnesses. This can lead to a serious crisis of identity. It will leave you wondering: "Who am i?" Most of the time, deep down buried underneath all the trauma and depression, we know who we are. It is just very hard to find. I will walk you through some of the steps I took to re-discover who i was and who i am now. 1. I took the VIA institute Strength test. 2. I took Oprah's Character Test. 3. I reveal a surprise about my cover art.
11 minutes | Dec 19, 2018
7- why are some days so hard?
***Trigger warning*** some dark subjects are going to be talked about today including self harm, and suicide. Reality is most of us have really dark days, it makes it really hard to function. I am one of those. You may feel alone or helpless, but just know you at least have me in your corner. Always feel free to email me at Findingshannon.firstname.lastname@example.org
21 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
6- Ways to help your memory and reduce anxiety.
On Episode 6, we will talk about ways to help your memory and anxiety. Dealing with mental health illnesses can make it hard to keep up with the fast pace of life. I’m going to share some of the ways which I’ve worked on my memory.
24 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
5- How to accept that your mental illness has changed your life?
Accepting that you have a mental health issue, like C-PTSD, is challenging. It’s accepting that you have be a on a rollercoaster, but you don’t when the dips are coming. In this episode, I will discuss some of the things that you need to accept so that can keep moving forward in your journey from breakdown to healing!
15 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
4 - Now let’s find Shannon, starting out on the mental health journey!
When you lose everything about you. Where do you even begin to start finding yourself again. Trauma changes you. It changes how you see the world. Unless you want to stay in that stage, you have to start moving, even if it’s just a step. My first step- journaling. Making a record of everything thing and writing out what emotions I was truly feeling. I highly suggest journaling when you begin your journey! Mental health is a hard journey, always reach out if you need too!
28 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
3- What is C-PTSD?
Most people have heard of PTSD. They relate it to the military and combat. But that’s just one part. C-PTSD is like the cousin to PTSD. In this episode you will learn what C-PTSD is and what makes it different than the more common PTSD. You will also learn a couple of causes. I will even put in a little science to blow your mind! And finally I will run through some helpful tips for yourself and your loved ones. Just so you know, I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, or the like, this is all from research and experiences of myself and others. If you think you have PTSD or C-PTSD, then it’s time to get help. Don’t be afraid to reach out. There is no shame is asking for help, don’t let that negative little voice keep you trapped.
23 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
2- What caused me to develop C-PTSD. **Trigger Warning**
***Trigger warning*** this episode is all about me. Well, it is the name of the podcast! I give you a little more detail about myself and my history in segment 1. Segment 2 is all about the crap that accumulated to put my brain into survival mode for way to long. Yep, that means C-PTSD for me. It’s not pretty it’s not beautiful, but it’s me now, so at least you should know how and maybe some of the why! Don’t forget to ask questions and leave a review!
5 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
1- Welcome and Hello
Welcome and hello! Episode one is all about intros and the beginning of my C-PTSD journey! Don’t for get to favorite this podcast and leave a review. It’s going to be a fun ride friends, so hold on tight.
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