Posts tagged mental illness
34: “We’re Built for Winter”- A Resolve to Overcome CTE, Sexual Abuse, and Suicide

Garrick Clig is a personal trainer and a former football player for the University of Maryland. In this eye-opening and profound episode, Garrick bravely talks about suffering from CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), being suicidal, masculinity and having the resolve and courage to overcome tragedy. But, it’s in the last 15 minutes where Garrick heroically tells his story of being sexual abuse as a child and how he overcame it.

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09: A Day in the Life of a Homeless Woman

Ms. Chandra is a homeless woman in Jacksonville who opens up about living on the streets. The making of this episode also involved the police who thought I was either a serial killer picking up a homeless woman or a pornographer making hobo porn. Either way, please listen to her story and try to understand that most homeless people are not losers but most suffer from a severe mental illness or are escaping a terrible situation. 

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08: Two Ex-Cops Sharing Stories and a Bowl

WARNING: THIS EPISODE IS GRAPHIC

Christopher (alias) is a former Police Officer and U.S. Army Soldier who worked with me in the same police precinct. We talked about the good times, the bad and the nightmarish times of being a cop and the life after you stop doing that type of work. We also talk about how we dealt with trauma we encounter and how it still affects us. Also, we smoked a some pot and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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