#IWILLLISTEN: Releasing The Stigma Of Mental Illness. Guests Include Wendy Brennan, Jenna Kyle, Topher G. Keene
If you or someone you know struggles with mental illness, this episode is for you.
Wendy Brennan, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYC) joins Jake and producer Topher G. Keene and as our special guest along with Jenna Kyle, a musical contributor on the benefit album #IWILLLISTEN.
#IWILLLISTEN is a social media campaign with the distinct focus on telling those around us who struggle with mental illness that you are willing to listen to them.
Mental illness, and the stigmas associated with identifying or being treated for it, is a subject close to Jake’s heart. Wendy, Jake, Topher and Jenna take a deep dive into the nuances of mental illness, they share personal stories, what prevents many from getting help, how you’re not alone even if you are, how to deal with friends or family that have early onset mental illness, how mental illness is actually a path (according to Jake) to spiritual breakthrough and how together we can remove the shame. We aim to celebrate those among us who walk a different path on this show, and this episode seeks to find ways to support and love.
NAMI-NYC has it’s annual benefit gala Thursday November 6, 2014 with actor Christopher Noth (Sex and the City, Law and Order) serving as emcee for the evening. For more information or to get help or support, visit NAMInyc.org.
The Jake Sasseville Show was produced this week by Jake Sasseville, Topher G. Keene, Gregory Stuhtzer, Vivienne Kelly, Caitlin Engel and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 All rights reserved.