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It's Okay, Let's Talk

Above Ground Podcast

Release Date: 12/23/2020

Moth to Flame show art Moth to Flame

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Gabor Mate says that hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. The action of escaping pain leads us to additional pain. Pain will lead us to seek comfort in whatever substance, action, idea or pattern we’ve learned to cope with life. Addiction is an avoidance that became a hinderance. What are we avoiding? Why are we avoiding? Like a moth to flame we are attracted to the light. Addictions are the fires. Our hurt is the kindling.

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Love Yourself Through w/Tatiana Gjergji show art Love Yourself Through w/Tatiana Gjergji

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This week we are joined by Tatiana Gjergji. She is the Founder & President of Noteworthy Resources of Albany NY. Noteworthy Resources is located at 247 Lark Street 2nd Floor, Albany NY 12210.

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Don't Drink the Water show art Don't Drink the Water

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The waters of trauma, abandonment, self sabotage, grief can drag you under. If you drink that water it can not just make you sick. It can drown you. If there is blood in the water you can cause a vicious attack or a feeding frenzy. Don't drink the water, be like water. 

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Heart of the Matter w/Jaime Fabroa show art Heart of the Matter w/Jaime Fabroa

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Jaime Fabroa is a suicide loss survivor, attempt survivor and shares her gift of loss with the world. Her purpose is to break the stigma surrounding suicide and standing tall to dispel the myths.

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Evolutionary Sleeper show art Evolutionary Sleeper

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What is it exactly to be an evolutionary sleeper? Is it tapping into the force, dreaming up your reality? For those with sleep issues and a mental illness, sleep can be a ticket to baseline , but without it your illness or disorder can rage out of control.

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Do No Harm w/Garra Lloyd-Lester show art Do No Harm w/Garra Lloyd-Lester

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"In waiting for the right words, we might be silent awhile", says Garra Lloyd-Lester, about starting the conversation about suicide. You don't need to be a PRO to follow what your Spidey senses are telling you. You just need to be HUMAN.

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21st Century Boys show art 21st Century Boys

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Hard to believe this is our one hundredth episode. When we started this in the June of '19, I just wanted to have the first seven in the can. I figure if we build that momentum I will find it easy to bring the best of what TPP & I have. It's not...

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Forgive Yourself First show art Forgive Yourself First

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Forgiveness is the releasing of anger and resentment. A vital importance in propelling you forward past traumas, grief or victimization. It is beneficial to your healing and mental health. It can enhance optimism and elevate your mood. Forgiveness is the bouncer to anger, stress, anxiety and even the head gremlin named, DE-pression. 

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The Joshua Tree w/Jeff Brisbin show art The Joshua Tree w/Jeff Brisbin

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"We don't get drunk in the moment or get waterlogged in the ocean, of it." says Jeff Brisbin about his son Josh. Jeff's family lost Josh ten years ago to suicide. Josh lives on in their memory and under the Joshua Tree. They share the same old moon. 

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Shadow Days show art Shadow Days

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It sucks to be honest and it hurts to be real. Shadow Days are never behind us. They are quietly waiting under the water like a great white, waiting to attack it’s next meal and leaving our psyche in tatters on the floor. 

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More Episodes

People don't see the fight when someone dies by suicide, they only see the ending. Depression is the voice that says you're not good enough. Anxiety is the voice that says everyone else can see it too. Suicide is sometimes the question mark on that conversation.

Dan Egan is the Board Chair for AFSP Capital Region NY. He lost his dad to suicide when he was 19 years old. Surreal milestones mark the road of healing. His commitment to sharing his story with others lead him to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP helped him to make sense of his loss and he helps others heal from theirs.

Men especially have a hard time talking about emotional pain. So many lack the language to convey what they are feeling. Men like Dan, Tim and Will want to normalize the conversation surrounding suicide and mental health.

If you are a suicide loss survivor and would like the opportunity to speak with a volunteer, Healing Conversations, is here for you. Just take the first step and contact AFSP to schedule a conversation.

From the Above Ground Podcast family to yours, a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays! Be well, be safe, be Above.