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S2 E9 War on Emotional Suppression

S2 E9 War on Emotional Suppression

LGBTI+ Mental Health Religion Sexual Identity & Orientation

After 10 years in the mental health sector supporting patients, and being a patient himself, Max Simensen believes there is a better way to approach treatment.

Max speaks up against emotional suppression and discusses how people with mental health issues find a need to perform ‘unwellness’ in order to access the treatment they need.

Over the last two years, Max has led NSW’s first operational SafeHaven – a drop-in service, offering an alternative to Emergency Departments for people in suicidal distress. SafeHaven is staffed by peer workers who have their own lived experience of suicidality.

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S2 E1:  Hearing Voices

S2 E1: Hearing Voices

Drugs Hearing Voices LGBTI+ Mental Health Psychiatry

Episode Guests: Ruah Grace

In this mesmerising opening episode of season two, Leon Fernandes is joined by Ruah Grace who talked about her life-long experience of hearing voices. A deeply spiritual character, Ruah recently departed this life after suffering a short illness. This episode is dedicated with love, to Ruah, her partner, family, and friends.

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S1 E4: Religion, Spirit and Pride

S1 E4: Religion, Spirit and Pride

Atheism Homophobia LGBTI+ Sport, fitness and exercise Suicide

Is there a connection between religious involvement and mental health? Hell yeah! Though it is a long and complex relationship indeed. For some, religion and sport has been a source of deep joy and connection, whereas for others it has been an irritant. Of course, there are many shades in between. Funnily enough, the exact same thing could be said about sport. What do you reckon?

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Season 2

In Season 2, over 13 episodes, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

Hugs! Chris, Leon and Hannah

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