Helen Sneed and Valerie Milburn have both fought and overcome severe, chronic mental illnesses, and offer an insider’s approach to mental health. They share inspirational true stories and a host of recovery skills. Episodes examine depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, other major illnesses, and the pandemic’s impact. You’ll learn about treatment options, coping skills, goal setting, relationships, and mindfulness. Helen and Valerie are your peers. They are not a substitute for qualified counseling or other mental health resources. They are not professionals, but they are experts through their own lived experience with multiple mental health conditions.
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Helen Sneed spent 40 years in New York City, working in the development of new plays and musicals for the American theater. She is a produced and published playwright. Now residing in Austin, Helen volunteers for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other organizations as a speaker, teacher, editor and author.
Valerie Milburn is a former advertising, marketing and public relations professional; high school teacher, and curriculum writer. She is an active mental health community volunteer, mentor, speaker, and advocate. Her passion is sharing her mental health journey and recovery, spreading hope and breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health conditions. Her love is home and family.