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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Dec 2, 2020

In the darkness it's hard to tell where you're at. Rock Bottom is as much a state of mind as it is a place of despair. There is comfort in our dark places. Our friend, Jordan joins us this week for a #realconvo about the scary places. 

We talk about landslides, avalanches, rescue vs. support and the uncomfortable places...


Nov 25, 2020

Debbie and Rich Straight share the story of losing their youngest  of 3 children to suicide.  Jonathan Richard Straight died at age 20. He never showed any signs of depression or anxiety until 2 months before he died. His family had no knowledge of his struggles until less than a week before he took his life.

Jon was a...


Nov 18, 2020

Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. Described to us as the 'blue screen of death'. The concept was coined by Robert Spitzer as a replacement for the term "depressive personality" in the late 1970s.

Today's title was inspired by


Nov 11, 2020

We lose 22 Vets a day to suicide. The numbers don't lie. Our #RealConvo today is with,Katie Fisher-McVeigh, a retired Air Force Veteran with five years active duty and fifteen as a Reservist. She was also the Board Chair for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Capital Region NY. 

Her story is one of strength and...


Nov 4, 2020

Blueprints are technical drawings used for architecture. We need schematics to build our best selves. Our structures (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) need a diagram in order to stay ABOVE

You will notice that this idea contains half of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. These designs only come to life if you...