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Claiming our Creative Identity with Donna Joyce

We are all born creatives. We then receive messages that undermine our innate creativity and squash the curiosity and courage that is needed to exercise the creative muscle. It’s time to reclaim, release shame, and step into the light. It can be terrifying to step into our true selves after a lifetime of being undermined and receiving messages that undervalue the thing we want most. Donna Joyce is a WRITER – she can say that today. Getting to this place has been a journey of courage, compassion, discovery, and healing. Join us on Saturday morning LIVE at 10 am here on The If You Could See Me Project page!

#IfYouCouldSeeMe began with a bout of synesthesia in the shower when as I washed my hair I envisioned the hashtag. In that moment I knew that this was my mission: to help foster creativity, facilitate self-compassion, remind people of their innate goodness, and provide a nurturing space for them to find the truth of themselves within the depths of their life’s most challenging moments…and then speak them out loud for all to hear.
There’s a lot going on here at The If You Could See Me Project!
Work with Erin Mahone as a coach, join an If You Could See Me cohort and become one of our brave storytellers, subscribe to the ReStory Community and receive exclusive monthly perks, bi-weekly zoom meetings with amazing people, and writing prompts to help you gain insight, grow your story, and commit to your goals.

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Mental Health Awareness conversations with Tara Culton

Mental Health Awareness Conversation with Tara Culton

What is mental health? Who is impacted by it? What is the most important thing for us all to
remember? These and many more questions will be discussed this morning by host Erin Mahone and
guest host, Tara Culton, founder of Talks with T! Today we discuss all things Mental Health,
living a shame-free, authentic life, breaking generational trauma, and probably lots of laughing as
we generally want to do!

#IfYouCouldSeeMe began with a bout of synesthesia in the shower when as I washed my hair I
envisioned the hashtag. In that moment I knew that this was my mission: to help foster creativity,
facilitate self-compassion, remind people of their innate goodness, and provide a nurturing space
for them to find the truth of themselves within the depths of their life’s most challenging
moments…and then speak them out loud for all to hear.

There’s a lot going on here at The If You Could See Me Project!
Work with Erin Mahone as a coach, join an If You Could See Me cohort and become one of our brave
storytellers, subscribe to the ReStory Community and receive exclusive monthly perks, bi-weekly
zoom meetings with amazing people, and writing prompts to help you gain insight, grow your story,
and commit to your goals.

Visit, like, and follow us on social media!
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Dishesinthesink: Facebook/ iycsm
Tiktok @ifyoucouldseeme
Instagram @theifyoucouldseemeproject
Learn more and join our mailing list at www.IfYouCouldSeeMe.com for updates!

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community with Kota Hale

I am super excited to talk to Kota Hale this week. Kota is one of the original IYCSM group members! After an incredibly challenging year Kota is ready to talk about how he has come through it all. Kota is ready to tell his story, talk about surviving the past year, and mental health issues specific to LGBTQ+ individuals.

#IfYouCouldSeeMe began with a bout of synesthesia in the shower when as I washed my hair I envisioned the hashtag. In that moment I knew that this was my mission: to help foster creativity, facilitate self-compassion, remind people of their innate goodness, and provide a nurturing space for them to find the truth of themselves within the depths of their life’s most challenging moments…and then speak them out loud for all to hear.

There’s a lot going on here at The If You Could See Me Project!
Work with Erin Mahone as a coach, join an If You Could See Me cohort and become one of our brave storytellers, subscribe to the ReStory Community and receive exclusive monthly perks, bi-weekly zoom meetings with amazing people, and writing prompts to help you gain insight, grow your story, and commit to your goals.

Visit, like, and follow us on social media!
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Dishesinthesink:
Facebook/ iycsm
Tiktok @ifyoucouldseeme
Instagram @theifyoucouldseemeproject
Learn more and join our mailing list at www.IfYouCouldSeeMe.com for updates!

Mental health Crisis and hospitalization – A parent's Journey with Kimberly Johnson

This week’s guest Kimberly Johnson joins me to talk about her parenting experience
with a child who’s mental health occasionally requires hospitalization and t he ways in
which our systems fail during mental health crisis causing pointless trauma.

#IfYouCouldSeeMe began with about of synesthesia in the shower when as I washed
my hair I envisioned the hashtag. In that moment I knew that this was my mission: to
help foster creativity, facilitate self-compassion, remind people of their innate goodness,
and provide a nurturing space for them to find the truth of themselves within the depths
of their life’s most challenging moments…and then speak them out loud for all to hear.

There’s a lot going on here at The If You Could See Me Project! Work with Erin Mahone as a coach, join an I f You Could See Me cohort and become one of our brave storytellers, subscribe to the ReStory Community and receive exclusive monthly perks, bi-weekly zoom meetings with amazing people, and writing prompts to help you gain insight, grow your story, and commit to your goals.

Visit, like, and follow us on social media!
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Dishesinthesink:
Facebook/ iycsm
Tiktok @ifyoucouldseeme
Instagram @theifyoucouldseemeproject

Learn more and join our mailing list at www.IfYouCouldSeeMe.com for updates!

Understanding Complex PTSD with Pamela Lynn Hock

Join us for a frank conversation about this often misunderstood diagnosis and how understanding it helps us to understand trauma in general.

Trigger Warning: Conversation about Sexual Assault, Trafficking, and Sex Offenders.

Pamela Lynn Hock was the first person that I ever heard talk about Complex-PTSD. In the past several years I have learned so much about this diagnosis and the gap left in care for people who live with it. Pamela is a brilliant, hilarious, powerful storyteller and trauma survivor living w/C-PTSD. Pamela works helping others heal from trauma, in addition to the brave, important, and often controversial role as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider.

#IfYouCouldSeeMe began with a bout of synesthesia in the shower when as I washed my hair I envisioned the hashtag. In that moment I knew that this was my mission: to help foster creativity, facilitate self-compassion, remind people of their innate goodness, and provide a nurturing space for them to find the truth of themselves within the depths of their life’s most challenging moments…and then speak them out loud for all to hear.

There’s a lot going on here at The If You Could See Me Project!
Work with Erin Mahone as a coach, join an If You Could See Me cohort and become one of our brave storytellers, subscribe to the ReStory Community and receive exclusive monthly perks, bi-weekly zoom meetings with amazing people, and writing prompts to help you gain insight, grow your story, and commit to your goals.

Visit, like, and follow us on social media!
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Dishesinthesink:
Facebook/ iycsm
Tiktok @ifyoucouldseeme
Instagram @theifyoucouldseemeproject
Learn more and join our mailing list at www.IfYouCouldSeeMe.com for updates!

No One Was Talking About It But Everyone was Suffering.

Julie Paez is a victim/survivor of Dec 2, 2015, San Bernardino terrorist attack joins me for a conversation about her personal journey following the mass shooting. Julie exemplifies grace, courage, and resilience after the shooting and became an advocate for her friends and colleges injured in the attack. Julie shares her nonjudgemental insight and wisdom to create a healing path for others.

Loss and Trauma with Dion Green: A Personal Story

This incredibly vulnerable, raw, and heartbreaking conversation with Dion Greene. Dion is a bereaved victim/survivor of the Dayton Ohio mass shooting from August 2019 where nine people were killed and seventeen others were injured.
Dion Green, MBA, Founder/CEO of Flourishing Under Distress Given Encouragement (FUDGE)
Dion Green is the Founder/CEO of Flourishing Under Distress Given Encouragement (FUDGE), a 501c3 non profit that helps survivors through traumatic experiences with resources and support. Green recently finished his MBA at Keller’s Graduate School in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship, and holds a Bachelor of Science from DeVry University in Business Administration.

Green is an advocate on gun violence and on gun legislation which was inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in Dayton, Ohio in August of 2019, which claimed his father’s life and many other innocent victims. He speaks around the country and speaks in the communities that have been impacted by gun violence. Green authored a memoir called Untitled Act of God/Act of Man sharing his tragedies and demonstrating a sense of resilience through his journey by forgiving and giving back to his community.
In addition to his Foundation, Gun Legislation Advocacy service, and Gun Rally participation, he serves on the Board of Felons with a Future, Upturn Ohio, and numerous other community initiatives and support networks across the country.
Dion has spent the past 5 years as a real estate investor and served as a case manager with St. Vincent Depaul homeless shelter as a Case Manager. He currently resides in Dayton with his fiancee and 13-year-old daughter.

on Twitter @DionGre95543236
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dion-green-mba-b15b44171

Separating the Suffering, the Stigma, and the Self w/Danny Holcomb

Danny Holcomb is a peer recovery specialist, a survivor of mental health and substance use disorders, a light worker, artist, and beautiful human. This discussion sheds light on the internalized stigma that can be experienced by individuals with a history of mental health or substance use disorders and often creates barriers and limiting beliefs. Recovery is a process, an action word, that requires on-going commitment to well-being. Following the discussion is an original piece written by Danny for a ReStory group session entitled, Heaven. Stick around to check that out and visit The If You Could See Me Project YouTube channel to experience Danny’s story from the 2019 men’s group performance.

Danny Holcomb on The If You Could See Me Project stage, December 2019: https://youtu.be/mUhiU2b6K9Q

Danny will facilitate the 2021 IYCSM Men’s/Male Identifying group. Visit www.ifyoucouldseeme.com to find out more and reach out to express your interest in participating.

The “Why Try” Effect w/Traci Jones

The “Why Try” Effect is a form of self-stigma experienced by individuals who have known failure in the face of mental health, substance use, disability and other learning issues. As a peer recovery specialist, founder of Rise Phoenix Rise and animal assisted wellness organization, and Ph.D. student in organizational leadership with her own lived experience of physical and mental health conditions Traci wants to help others understand this form of self-stigma and develop tools to fight back against it.

Rise Phoenix Rise: https://risephoenixrise.org/
WhyTry: https://whytry.org/

The Importance of Connection with Terri Keener

Terri Keener, Behavioral Health Coordinator from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center joined me for an important conversation about the importance of connection for victims and survivors of mass violence. “Healing does not happen in isolation.”

Terri Keener, LCSW, LSCSW
Behavioral Health Coordinator, Division of Child and Family Services
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center

I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Science in Social Work and I am professionally licensed as a clinical social worker in Kansas and Nevada.

I am a member of the 2021 cohort of the Jameson Fellowship.

My professional experience includes:
•More than 30 years of experience working with trauma and special needs populations in various communities and settings including child welfare, education, and community based mental health.
•Direct services, supervision, management, consultation, team development, training, program development, grant writing and management, quality assurance, provider vetting, collaborative projects, outreach and media relations.
•Since June 2018, serve as the Behavioral Health Coordinator at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, learning about the behavioral health needs of those impacted by mass violence and developing and establishing programming to meet those needs.

Relevant Training:
•EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
•EMDR – Recent Event Protocol
•Member EMDR Trauma Resource Network for Southern Nevada
•Critical Incident Stress Management (Group and Individual)
•NOVA Crisis Response Team Training (National Organization of Victim Assistance)
•Employee Trauma Intervention Program (E-TIP)
•Trauma Recovery Yoga
•Field Based Consultant, Inclusive Network of Kansas, KU Graduate School of Education
•Conference Presentations including:
oImpact of childhood trauma on parenting (National Association of Case Management)
oFacilitating Child and Family Teams (NV Statewide Differential Response Conference)
oSchool-Based Programs and Partnerships (KS Mental Health Services Conference)
oDisaster Behavioral Health (Minnesota Regional Conference)
oUNR Public Health Perspectives Webinar – Impact of Mass Violence
•Strategic Management and Planning Facilitator
•Clark County Leadership Academy
•Georgetown University Leadership Academy

Relevant Accomplishments:
•Establishment of a Peer Support program and Critical Incident Teams for Clark County Department of Family Services
•Vetting and matching of providers for survivors of mass violence in multiple states and Canada
•Implementation of Peer Support groups through NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
•Coordination of volunteer emotional support providers for mass violence anniversary and special events
•Establishment of a network of local and out of area mental health and supportive services providers for those impacted by mass violence and trauma
•Media appearances and development of press release and social media and educational material as Behavioral Health Coordinator at Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
•Organization of various training and information session opportunities for those impacted by mass violence, including responder peer support teams.

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