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Nov 8, 2021

In today’s episode I’m joined by Tara Bixby, LPC a therapist, activist, and anxiety coach working to change the mental health narrative.


We discuss…

- Tara’s journey from cosmetologist, to 911 dispatcher, to clinician in an all male prison, to an anxiety coach and therapist

- The prevalence of suicide in the United States and why we need to normalize mental health challenges

- How everyone is susceptible to mental health challenges

- The impact of the nervous system on our mental health

- Why it’s important to move away from identifying as your mental illness diagnosis

- The first steps you should take if you’re struggling with severe depression and suicidality

- Healing after a suicide attempt


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