People who have experienced mental illnesses (about 80,000 adults in Nebraska!) are often the most vocal and positive in encouraging others to learn about their own personal strengths and abilities as they journey toward recovery and resilience. These are motivated people with a vision for wellness that includes being stronger not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually.
Our Not Alone guests June 14 were ‘consumers’ from the Lincoln community; people who have experienced some true ‘lows’ in their journey with mental illness, but yet they are people who have overcome the effects of their disease, learned to balance their lives, promote their own wellness, and are now willing and able to advocate for others.
Morris, Tami, and Adryan are enthusiastic in their role as peer advocates, as role models, as motivators. Their excitement is contagious, and this broadcast was inspiring! Our guests brought their own charm and insights, wisdom and support. Our guests repeatedly stressed that mental illnesses touch one in four families, and now with the increasing use of drugs and alcohol, some are saying more like one in three families are affected. There is no room for stigma or embarrassment, only room for support, encouragement, advocacy, education and opportunity for wellness! Our guests were enthusiastic advocates!
To learn more about overcoming the effects of mental illness, listen to the June 14 Not Alone podcast featuring Morris, Tami, and Adryan. Click on the play button below, or download the file and listen later. To listen to past broadcasts of the Not Alone program, visit The Kim Foundation podcast archive page.
Airing every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST on station KCRO, channel 660 AM based out of Omaha, Neb.), Not Alone is a live talk radio program focused on behavioral health and recovery. Developed by The Kim Foundation through the support of C&A Industries, Inc., Not Alone works to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. The show seeks to assure individuals, families, and communities that they are not alone, mental illness affects us all, hosting a variety of guest from across the country.