It wasn’t even on my radar until you, my community, inspired it. I’m a passionate advocate for mental health support, so one day I asked on Instagram, “How can I support you? What do you want to know about mental health?”
I received hundreds and hundreds of responses, and I noticed a lot of the same questions come up — how to deal with anxiety and depression, care for loved ones with a mental health condition, build self compassion, release fear and imposter syndrome, integrate mindfulness and meditation, just to name a few.
My first reaction was,
The first step in ending the stigma around mental health is talking about it, so here we go!
talk to leading
and hear firsthand that
"A must listen! If you’re interested in mental health, you’re going to love this podcast. These discussions are a beautiful medium for breaking the stigma around mental health issues. Thank you for sharing your story – it’s an incredible gift!"
"Karena is amazing to be sharing her story and opening the doors for so many others to get help or talk through their experiences with mental illness. I’m so looking forward to the rest of this series and the conversation on the tough topics. So happy for you Karena!!"
"This podcast is so important. The topic is so important. Karena- you are so important. Thank you for starting this! So much love to you! And everyone reading this and listening."
"Thanks, Karena, for being a voice for many and making these uncomfortable conversations happen more openly and often, normalising these topics that have been taboo for far too long. Can’t wait to hear more!"
"Your story breaks my heart, but also gives me hope. You are such a bright star for other people, I am so happy you are here to share your story and help all of us help others. I have a similar story to yours and look forward to joining with you to talk about all this hard stuff."