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039 Dr. Michael Myers

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 06/11/2018

190 Joe Bauer show art 190 Joe Bauer

Stories that Empower

Joe and his fiancee have found a way to fulfill their dream of exploring all the US National Parks, while working from the road and empowering others. By traveling the US, they have immersed themselves in micro cultures and created lifelong friendships.

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189 Bryan Falchuk show art 189 Bryan Falchuk

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Bryan recognized that seeking his own happiness may have caused harm to those he loved.  By finding clarity, he transformed his previous dysfunctional relationship to a healthier place.  Today, he uses his knowledge to enable others to build better relationships.

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188 Joan Dempsey show art 188 Joan Dempsey

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Joan's story is about empowering others to write and complete their novels.

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187 Sean Harvey show art 187 Sean Harvey

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Sean's frustration with his work environment and the lack of creativity were catalysts for him to become more comfortable in his own skin and come to a place of more gender balance.

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186 Ron Price show art 186 Ron Price

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Ron empowers others to see potential they have, may have taken for granted and/or may be hidden for them.

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185 Greg Centineo show art 185 Greg Centineo

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If you want to feel energized, then you've got to listen to Greg's empowering story. He helps others to achieve their dreams.

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184 Marilyn Hagar show art 184 Marilyn Hagar

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You've got to check to Marilyn's empowering story on how she found her belonging in the circle of life. After her divorce and the feeling that her family had crumbled, she submerged herself in nature to find a sense of belonging.

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183 Dr. Veronica Slaughter show art 183 Dr. Veronica Slaughter

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When Veronica was 8, she and her 3 siblings were abducted by their American father from her homeland of the Philippines. As an older sibling, she played the role of caretaker to her younger siblings. After 4 years, Veronica's mother was able to find her children and move them out. Even though her mom struggled to raise 4 children on her own, she taught Veronica to be a warrior, express kindness and never lose hope.

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182 Sharon Dukett show art 182 Sharon Dukett

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Growing up, Sharon felt she had no future, because girls were discouraged from attending college. Her future felt pointless. Sharon ran away from home with her older sister at the age of 16. At first, the hippie movement in California was wonderful, but she realized that it wasn't what she thought it would be. Sharon was very depressed and felt suicidal. Then, she read a book, which helped her envision a place where there's love and caring for one another.

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181 Tina Siemens show art 181 Tina Siemens

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Tina shares a story of her family's difficult migration to the US to ultimately become US Citizens. She realizes that none of this would be possible without compassionate Americans stepping outside their comfort zones to help them. Tina feels so proud and thankful to be considered a part of the American fabric.

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Dr. Michael Myers became a survivor of suicide at the age of 19, when he lost his friend to suicide.  Since then, he has dedicated his life and profession to suicide awareness, support and prevention.  His story reminds us that there's light and hope at the end of the tunnel.  

Dr. Michael Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and immediate past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author or co-author of eight books the most recent of which are “Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared” and “Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss” (with Carla Fine). He is a recent past president (and emeritus board member) of the New York City Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a member of the Clinician Survivors Task Force of the American Association of Suicidology. Dr Myers became a survivor of suicide at the age of 19 when he lost one of his medical school roommates to suicide. He lectures extensively throughout North America and beyond.

http://www.michaelfmyers.com/

[email protected]

800-273-TALK (24 hour suicide hotline)

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