This week's guest is survivor and mental health advocate, Steve Schiro. Steve shares his journey of advocacy and how it helped his healing process after the death of his son. We also discuss the importance of having an informed community, being honest with our youth, and the power of self-awareness in mental health.
Champagne skirt diva, red carpet dress and everything from steam punk to pop music themes, this week's guest on Inner Monologue is performance artist, Jessica Packard. Jessica shares her journey to becoming the performer she is now, from the discovery of her passion at Bonaroo Music Festival, friendly fire mishaps with a hula hoop and finding community in the southwestern desert through the love of feathers.
This week's guest on Inner Monologue is occupational therapist, Chris Papayoti. Chris talks about the trauma in losing his wife Heather to suicide. He shares how his wife's death inspired his passion for activism in suicide awareness and prevention. We also discuss the phenomenon of cosmic giggles, those synchronistic clues that remind us we are on the right path.
This week's guest on Inner Monologue, is filmmaker, Chiara Farina. Chiara talks about her new short film, IRIS, and its meaning. We also discuss Chiara's journey through youth as she faced emotional darkness during her path of self discovery.