I had a very dynamic co-presenter with me in the studio today - Esther Shim. Esther completed her International Baccalaureate in 2014 and is now getting ready to start a media course at University. Hopefully she will be around and helping me in episodes to come building her experience and making some great shows at the same time! Also in todays show is Vicki Condon from the Raise Foundation.
The way we speak affects our mental health
The consequence of the 24-hour news cycle is that we are aware of far more than we were 20 years ago - so what affect does this have on our mental health and how can we support our children and young adults with they/we are seeing and hearing? That was the discussion in the 2nd half of tonights show. The source material was from the Trauma & Grief Support Network part of Australian National University
Children are not born with hate and prejudice, they learn it through what they see and hear.
We are one humanity, our hearts and the blood pumping round our bodies do not show our race, nationality, religious beliefs.
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You can't unsee what you seen so having good support to talk it through is essential for all ages.
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.