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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Jan 13, 2021

Sean Wellington has learned that the best thing we can do for others is to...SHUT UP and LISTEN! As a crisis counselor, podcaster, storyteller and trainer, Sean has heard many stories of survival, strength and loss. 

Sean produces two podcasts, Suicide Noted and Grit,True Stories That MatterHis journey has taught him...


Jan 6, 2021

Validation is getting in touch with someones emotions. Acknowledgement is hearing the words without putting any emotional value in the macaroni. What's in the sauce? We discover that making sauce takes a lot of ingredients, time and care. 

Will & Tim talk this week about validation, acknowledgement, judgement, ideas of...


Dec 30, 2020

A pad of butter will not cover an entire loaf of bread. Spreading yourself too thin leads to a ride on the overwhelming color wheel. Getting off the merry-go round can be a battle. Epic. It is. We may have faith no more. If we ever had it. 

You want it all, but you can't have it. You can't grab it, either. We discuss...


Dec 23, 2020

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...


Dec 16, 2020

Into the eyes of a stranger, the mirror never lies. Masks only hold our true authenticity hostage and we cannot always afford the ransom. In the game of hide and seek, we are only hiding from our true nature. 

Can people place masks on you? Are you wearing a mask to hide shame, doubt, fear? When the grease paint sweats...