Navigating the Long Goodbye: A Journey through Dementia
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by Elaine Lindsay
2d ago
Living with Dementia: A Personal Journey   Host Elaine Lindsay shares her deeply personal experience with her aging father's dementia diagnosis. And decline. Following the ‘SPECAL’ method recommended by the Contented Dementia Trust, she explores the loneliness and grief but also the unexpected gifts of the journey. Elaine emphasizes the need for a balance between compassion and honesty, while advocating for open discussions on mental health. She encourages listeners to seek help and be grateful for life’s positives, no matter how small.   Note that the podcast deals with potentially ..read more
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Through the Fire: Stewart Thompson’s Journey of Survival and Advocacy
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by Elaine Lindsay
1w ago
Surviving Childhood Abuse and Suicidal Attempts - An Interview with Stuart Thompson   Welcoming Stuart Thompson, host of an abuse survivor based podcast in Toronto. Stuart recounts his experiences of childhood sexual abuse, moving from Ottawa to Richmond, breaking his silence and turning towards meaningful conversations around this trauma. He speaks about his involvement with the Gatehouse Centre in Toronto, a support centre for men, women, and children who've suffered child abuse. Stuart's story of recovery and ongoing efforts to help others through similar personal tragedies becomes a b ..read more
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Mindfulness as a Mental Health Tool: An Interview with Debbie Hampton S7 E6
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by Elaine Lindsay
2w ago
The Science of Mindfulness: A Discussion with Debbie Hampton Debbie Hampton, a guest with personal experience of using mindfulness as a mental health tool. Debbie speaks about her new book on using mindfulness from a scientific perspective. She narrates her personal journey from depression, suicide attempt, brain injury to conscious self-recovery through mindfulness. She emphasizes that mindfulness is an effective tool to combat anxiety and depression and maintain mental health. The discussion includes an in-depth exploration of how mindfulness exercises can influence neuroplasticity -- the ab ..read more
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Lightening the Load: Finding Strength in Shared Stories Michael Wood S7 E5
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by Elaine Lindsay
3w ago
Sharing Stories and Breaking Stigmas: An Inspiring Conversation with Michael Wood on Suicide Zen Forgiveness   In this episode of Suicide Zen Forgiveness, host Elaine Lindsay welcomes guest Michael Wood to discuss his experiences with suicide and mental health, primarily focusing on his late brother, Jeff. Elaine emphasizes the importance of normalizing conversations around these topics to end the silence, stigma, and shame associated with them. Michael recounts his brother's struggles with addiction, triggered by the pandemic's restrictions. Citing his own experiences in the music indust ..read more
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A Mother’s Battle: Confronting Cancer and Mental Health with Losa McCoy S7 E4
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by Elaine Lindsay
1M ago
The Power of Positivity and Gratitude in Overcoming Mental Health Struggles and Cancer   In this episode of the Suicide Zen Forgiveness podcast, host Elaine Lindsay speaks with Losa McCoy. The conversation broaches the subjects of suicide ideation, mental health, depression, and Losa's personal battle with stage two breast cancer. The episode sheds light on the importance of eradicating stigma associated with mental health struggles, fostering empathy and understanding amongst caregivers, families, and society at large. They stress adopting mindfulness and gratitude as personal practices ..read more
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Ending the Silence: A Death Doula’s Take on Suicide and Mental Health S7 E3
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by Elaine Lindsay
1M ago
Deeper Conversations about Mental Health, Grief, and Education In this episode of Suicide Zen Forgiveness, host Elaine Lindsay talks to death doula Jill McClennan about ending the stigma around suicide and mental health. Despite societal norms, they delve deep into the importance of opening up about grief and pain. They also talk about the critical role of educating children not only about suicide or death but also about understanding their thoughts and feelings. Furthermore, they discuss how societal judgment often causes certain actions and how addressing the root cause could bring about pos ..read more
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16 Years Undead: Madeline’s Fight Against a System Error S7 E2
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by Elaine Lindsay
1M ago
Surviving Against All Odds: Madeline Michelle Carthen's Battle with the U.S. Government Elaine Lindsay, host of Suicide Zen Forgiveness, discusses with Madeline Michelle Carthen her 16-year-long battle with various government agencies that erroneously declared her dead. Madeline details her enormous efforts to prove her existence, from learning law to appearing in court. Despite the harrowing experience and its toll on her mental health, Madeline remains resilient and is determined to eventually get in front of the Ways and Measures Committee to rectify the error. She also observes the securit ..read more
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Victim to Vegas: Kevin Lepine’s Powerful Transformation Journey S7 E1
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by Elaine Lindsay
1M ago
Surviving Abuse, Suicide and Building a Supportive Community with Hypnotist Kevin Lepine   In this episode of 'Suicide Zen Forgiveness', host Elaine Lindsay interviews professional hypnotist, Kevin Lepine, who survived an abusive childhood and suicidal thoughts. Kevin's journey from being a bullied, adopted child in Detroit to becoming a headliner in Las Vegas has been filled with adversity. He attributes his growth to the supportive community that helped him build resilience. The discussion also covers the importance of community for mental health, the detrimental effects of isolation, a ..read more
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Canada offers 988 | Start of Thank you Season Hiatus
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by Elaine Lindsay
3M ago
Show Notes Shattering the Silence: Conversations on Suicide and Mental Health with Elaine Lindsay.   In this episode, wrapping up season 6, Elaine talks about Canada's new 988 Suicide prevention line, offers heartfelt, 'Thank You' to each of our Guests and  covers our 'December Hiatus' - while Elaine is gone there will be clips form past shows with thanks to all out guests...   We return on January 9th, 2024. May your holiday season be Safe, be calm, and most importantly, be kind to yourself and others..    In 'Suicide Zen Forgiveness', host Elaine Lindsay shares the p ..read more
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Laying the Twenty Year Old Me to Rest S6 E11
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by Elaine Lindsay
3M ago
Laying to Rest: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing In this episode of the Suicide Zen Forgiveness podcast, host Elaine Lindsay shares her personal journey of recovery and self-discovery following a devastating car accident in 1976 which resulted in numerous physical injuries and the loss of her pregnancy. After meeting with Kimothy Walker, a journalist who had been through a similar experience, Elaine reevaluates her perspective towards her own identity, learns to lay her pre-accident self to rest, and embraces her current self wholeheartedly. Elaine also discusses Andrea, a friend who pa ..read more
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