Today's guest on The Your Shining Self Podcast is Karen Robinson. Karen and I both recently shared our stories, as co-authors, in the Get Past Your Sh*t book!
I love it when a woman is brave and willing to be vulnerable to show up and share her story. And that's what Karen did joining me to talk about her suicide attempt. We chat about what was going on in her life that led up to the suicide attempt, life after, and where she is in life today.
We also chat about the whole ‘it's selfish when someone kills themself' aspect of suicide. This has always bothered me when people use that phrase about suicide – I've always felt well those people don't know the pain and hopelessness the person was feeling. But listening to Karen play “devil's advocate” it suddenly made me think about it from a new perspective.
If you need help immediately, please call the National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
Note: there are a few places throughout the interview that has some static noise in the background – I apologize and am trying to figure out what is causing this so I can resolve it!
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Karen Robinson, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is a service driven social worker specializing in providing therapy and transformational coaching programs. Heal Thrive Dream, LLC is a mother-daughter company serving career women over 40 recover from their histories of child abuse and trauma. We offer courses, workshops, masterminds, and are building a virtual membership for survivors around the globe to gather in a safe community to recover, grow, learn, dream, and prosper. Heal Thrive Dream's products include digital journals, workbooks, e-books, planners, and other helpful printables to make life more organized and fulfilling.
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Thank you to both of you for being brave enough to share. Karen, I too am glad your attempt failed so I could meet you 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Val – appreciate it!
Beautiful conversation ladies. Thank you for your vulnerability and sweet encouragement.
Thank you for the comment Kelly 🙂