Episode 17

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28th May 2020

Stepping Into the Light - My Battle With Depression

Listen as my classmate Sammecia Bagley talks openly for the first time about her battle with depression. While Sammecia has talked with close friends and family, she has never spoken publicly about her struggle.

Hear her brave conversation about what helps her deal, what triggers an episode and why it was hard for her to decide to step forward.

You will also learn more about the chance to take a mental health first aid training - an opportunity to learn more about how you can detect signs that someone is in mental distress and how you can get them connected with help. If you want to know more click on the links below.

In the Tampa Bay area: https://safeandsoundhillsborough.org/

Throughout the United States: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/take-a-course/

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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson