When Life Gets Tough

Check out our monthly podcast, ‘When Life Gets Tough,’ where we tackle timely and relevant mental health topics in an easy-to-understand way. The podcast features guests from Foundation 2 Crisis Services and the community, bringing together expertise from many different mental health fields.

Listen below or on Spotify, Anchor, or YouTube.

Episode 1: The Words We Use Matter

Do you know what phrases to use, or how to start a conversation about mental health? We will walk you through best practices with Foundation 2 CEO Emily Blomme.

Episode 2: Youth Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

In this episode, we talk about the mental health challenges many youths are struggling with, how to spot warning signs, and what to do if you are concerned about a child or teen in your life. We welcome Sydney Carpintero, youth services coordinator with Foundation 2 Crisis Services.

Episode 3: Life after Loss: Taylor’s Story of Resilience

Suicide content warning: this podcast episode contains a substantial discussion about suicide and thoughts of suicide. Please use discretion when listening.

This month, we welcome Taylor Vanderlind, who tells her story of her dad Brian’s death by suicide in 2018. Taylor reflects on navigating life after loss, and how she has pivoted to become a dedicated advocate for mental health access and suicide prevention and intervention services. Taylor now lives with her husband and their dog in Cedar Rapids.

Episode 4: When You’re in Crisis

Suicide content warning: this podcast episode contains a substantial discussion about suicide and thoughts of suicide. Please use discretion when listening.

This month, we welcome Justin Reeg, our Crisis Center Program Manager. Learn what it’s like to call the Crisis Center and how our crisis counselors can help you or a loved one during a time of crisis.

 

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