May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Trigger warming. This episode is about mental illness and we talk about suicide. If you or somebody you know needs help please call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.
Heather Loeb is a mental health advocate and creator of Unruly Neurons, a blog dedicated to eradicating the stigma attached to mental illness. Heather, who struggles with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder, lives in Corpus Christi with her husband, two children and five cats. She also has a mental health column in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and is the Communications Manager for NAMI Greater Corpus Christi. Read more about Heather at www.unrulyneurons.com
Heather speaks my language. After years of struggle with depression and anxiety, she found she could no longer be silent after the death of Kate Spade. Heather felt angry at the negative stigmas surrounding mental health and how it shames many into an unhealthy silence. Heather has unleashed her voice and speaks her truth. In this podcast, she shares her low points, her experience with Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and how she made it through to the other side.