With such a large increase in stories about sexual, verbal, emotional and financial abuse, with bullying growing as an issue faced by our youth and adults alike, I couldn't hold this episode back any longer. Today my guests are Annette baker and Gabe Caplice who share with us some of the insights they have gleaned from their years of couples and individual counselling.
There is a clear knowing for Jeff Garland that it is possible to go back to work after post traumatic stress leave because he did it. He now knows there are some safeguards that need to be in place and some logical support from superiors that could alleviate much of the trauma experienced by police officers and frontline workers.
Ray Karam worked as a police officer in Sydney Central, Redfern and in country towns in Northern NSW. An accumulation of traumatic experiences led to Ray leaving the police force to seek support and rebuild his life. Ray shares his inspiring story, what helped him to rebuild from the grass roots up in order to support others who may have experienced similar trauma.
Simon Gillard talks to Lucy Dahill about Post Traumatic Stress that saw him end a 15 year service with the police. When Simon describes the work he did, the lack of de-brief support and the culture of shame around asking for help, it is no wonder the deeply caring man was unable to continue in his high pressure job. Simon has written a book on his experience called Life Sentence.
David Citer and Jenny Hayes join Lucy Dahill to talk about the ripple effect of suicide and how we, as a community need to be prepared to be part and parcel of that early intervention to stop the rising rates of suicide in our communities.
There is no question this is a big topic but my two guests make it so much fun. Alison Coleman and Will Ferguson - hats off to you both and big thanks. The outcome - if you wouldn't say it to a baby - don't say it to yourself.
“Nothing devastates me more than people walking this planet not feeling accepted, loved and adored for who they truly are – especially by themselves. We all have something truly magical and unique to offer the world and my job is to help people appreciate and connect with that." Alison Coleman
This week’s show on Stay in the Loop with Lucy heads round the world to the UK for a fireside chat with Dragana Brown, a passionate, world affairs and lifestyle commentator with the Huffington Post and someone whose writing always talks about responsibility and accountability for the world we have. In this interview we talk about honesty in politics, in life and its effect on our anxiety levels and health. Dragana questions if we are really ready for truth or if we prefer the less challenging party line. After the news grabbing headline, do we wait around for the unpicking and fact checking or have we moved on with that headline firmly planted in our memories... as fact?!
Join Lucy Dahill as we delve into the intimate world of bipolar and breast cancer with Victoria Brown. Are there changes we can make to our way of living that would have an effect on how we feel in our life? Do we need to understand mental and physical illness better in order to reduce the stigma attached to the label? All this and more on this weeks' Up Close and Personal episode of Stay in the Loop with Lucy
Why do we lie? This show is the start of a series on lies and lying and a look at where it starts. Has it become so normal that we now have acceptable lies and unacceptable lies? This is the first in a series of shows on the subject and joining me for this initial discussion is Jean Gamble who says "Lying is a cognitive skill and a stage of differentiation"
Once, perhaps twice a year we come together to consider the sacrifice of a few for the many - the servicemen who went to war on our behalf. To date, Anzac Day has been about two world wars and, as you will hear from the interviews today, it has grown to recognise the sacrifice of men who went to war in the Vietnam, Borneo, Afghanistan wars to name but a few.
I hear so many times and from so many different people that 'a serviceman never comes back the same as he left', the unseen emotional scars wound in a way that is hard to explain to those who have never experienced war. That is why these opportunities to bring servicemen together offer support from a community who have been there, who all, in fact, speak the same language are so valuable. Some of the men I interviewed have only recently considered going to an Anzac Day service, such is the prejudice they experienced from local RSL's on their return from Vietnam. I have been honoured to interview them all and I thank the Hornsby RSL, the Hornsby Sub-Branch and the wonderful interviewees for their time and willingness to share with us.
Thanks go to Clancy, Phillip, Philip Chin Kwan, Bill Roberts, Jenny, Joanne and Kate for the interviews and to Hornsby RSL for hosting the breakfast, to the Hornsby Sub-Branch for hosting the Anzac Dawn Service and asking Triple H to broadcast live and to Neil Ashworth for editing all their interviews with intro and outro music!
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Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.