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Coffee over Suicide is a dramedy podcast about mental illness and choosing life over death one cup of coffee at a time.

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Today on the show I talk to Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly about growing up in Canada versus living in Florida, the mental health perils of working in veterinary medicine and the growing practice of humane, in-home euthanasia for domestic animals. We also discuss the societal and moral implications of applying this practice to people, going vegan and communing with nature. All of this and SO MUCH MORE!

Get Joanne's book "Animal Teachings: From Hayley's Angels Methods" here: https://tinyurl.com/y386urfx (Also available in French).

Get the show for any platform, including here:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9

You can always also listen online at https://tinyurl.com/y3jpbsmt and www.coffeeoversuicide.com

#suicideawareness #mentalhealthawareness #vegan #onewithnature #friendsnotfood #veterinarymedicine

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This week on the show I talk to Carla Houghton about what its like to be a schoolteacher by day and a goth singer / songwriter for the The Midnight Marionettes by night. We also get into depression, abuse cycles, therapy and finding your own way to mental wellness.

Listen to the band here: https://themidnightmarionettes.com/

Catch the band LIVE on July 12th at MOE'S in englewood CO for the SHARONE TOUR KICKOFF - more details here: https://tinyurl.com/y5ofatoe

Get the show for any platform, including here:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9

You can always also listen online at https://tinyurl.com/y3jpbsmt and www.coffeeoversuicide.com

#suicideawareness #mentalhealthawareness #gothgirls #denvermusic

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FRIDAY!

I have a thoughtful conversation with comedian and writer Allison Rose. We talk about what inspired her to leave her life on a quiet farm in Kansas for the loud stages of Denver dive bars. She shares her unique experience with pregnancy and adoption while she was in college.

Allison has been featured on the Denver edition of 50 First Jokes and the High Plains, Red Clay, and Savage Henry, and Yuck Fest comedy festivals You can catch her at Comedy Works and on showcases all around Denver.

You can catch her TWICE THIS WEEKEND 6/28/19 at Space Case Comedy at the Spectra Art Space
1836 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80210

Then, follow her down the street to "We Still Like You", a comedic storytelling show celebrating shame at 11PM at Denver's Dangerous Theatre, more info HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y2gf8wfy 

 (2620 W. 2nd Ave. #1, Denver, Colorado 80219)
 

And on July 15th she'll be performing in Ft Collins CO at a benefit celebrating the life of Ailis Kennedy with proceeds benefiting Trans Lifeline. more details here: https://tinyurl.com/y2wedl9u

Want more? YOU GOT IT!

Check out the monthly show "Gravy Train" https://tinyurl.com/y3dy3t62

Get the show for any platform, including here:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9

You can always also listen online at https://tinyurl.com/y3jpbsmt and www.coffeeoversuicide.com

And check out Alison here:

www.allisonrosejokes.com

#mentalhealthawareness #DenverComedy #suicideawareness

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FRIDAY!

Musician Chris Mercer of the band Sliver returns for a fiery conversation about the growing lack of empathy from Denverites who seem to prioritize magic mushrooms over the lives of the homeless. We talk about the very personal stakes he has in bringing awareness to youth homelessness in particular, the mental illness factors involved and the real dangers of toxic masculinity.

Listen online:
https://tinyurl.com/y3jpbsmt

Get the show for any platform, including here:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9

You can always also visit www.coffeeoversuicide.com

And check out SLIVER here:

https://sliver2.bandcamp.com/releases

#mentalhealthawareness #homelessnessawareness

 
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This week I talk with Model Vanessa Heart about surviving an interesting life. I've said before that playing it too safe won’t get you many stories and there are few better examples than this woman’s incredible tale of overcoming abuse, assault, attempted suicide and existential crisis to emerge out the other side an intact and intelligent, compassionate human. WHEW! We talk about all of that and MORE.

This is a deep one, so get ready.

Get the show for any platform, including here:
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9
And of course you can always listen @www.coffeeoversuicide.com

Find More Vanessa Heart HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/vanessaheartbreaker

Original Photo by JodajenFans
#denvermodels #mentalhealthawareness#suicideawareness #assaultsurvivor#stopdomesticviolence

 

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This week I talk with Singer / songwriter Sharone Borik about using your depression as a tool for creating art. We also get into the challenges of maintaining a solid group dynamic in a rock band and how to motivate yourself to keep moving forward.

Get the show for any platform, including here:
And of course you can always listen @ www.coffeeoversuicide.com
 
Get more Sharone here:
 
Check the tour dates! https://tinyurl.com/y3h4ojmg
 
Music video for the new single "COLD" - https://tinyurl.com/y5zzvvx2
 
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Abraham Willock comes over to the studio and makes me very uncomfortable with the prospect of inner peace. We also talk about his life as an actor in the NY and LA theater scene, using gratitude to dispel the darkness and what it's like to be a new dad.

Get the show for any platform, including here:
And of course you can always listen @ www.coffeeoversuicide.com
 
You can get Some music from Alexander and the Big Sleep at https://www.alexanderandthebigsleep.com

If you want to see him in the intense Wyoming Suicide Prevention ad we talk about in the show, you can find that here: https://tinyurl.com/yybxly7w

 

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This week on the show I am joined by the multitalented GerRee Hinshaw. We talk about finding your voice artistically, what it's like to host the wildly unpredictable live show FREAK TRAIN and what it's like to have a healthy understanding of mental illness from the outside perspective.

I also read your emails!

Get the show for any platform, including here:
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y82nebr6
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/ybtplnmg
Android: https://tinyurl.com/yctpuzo9
And of course you can always listen @ www.coffeeoversuicide.com

Follow GerRee on Twitter: @GerReeHinshaw

What exactly is FREAK TRAIN?

Hosted by GerRee Hinshaw, with Alex Weimer, “The Guy in the Booth,” Freak Train defies description. It leaves the station every last Monday of the month (except December... sometimes) at the Bug Theatre in Denver, CO. $5 gets you unlimited access to singers, comedians, actors, dancers, clowns, magicians, dorks, geeks, and freaks--plus a couple kegs of ice cold beer. PERFORMERS sign up at 7pm for 12 open slots. The show begins at 8pm.

For more, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/FreakTrainDenver/

#mentalhealthawareness #suicideawareness #freaktrain

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FRIDAY, MAY 17th 2019
 
This week on the show I welcome friend and colleague Tim Rooney. We talk about trying to end the cycle of self doubt, depression and anxiety late in life. He also opens up about how losing friends and family has caused him to reflect on his own relationship with mortality and the launch of his new podcast "Let's Laugh About Death".
 
Get the show for any platform, including here:
And of course you can always listen @ www.coffeeoversuicide.com
 
An audio teaser for "Let's Laugh About Death" is included at the end of this episode!
 
Visit the facebook page HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y3v4w49m and tell Tim what you think!
 
Tim Rooney is also a filmmaker, producer and actor, known for Dead CreditLocked Away and the incredibly popular "Haunted Saginaw" paranormal investigation films.
He is the co-founder of Randumbify.
 
 
#mentalhealthawareness #suicideawareness #laughaboutdeath
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FRIDAY, MAY 10th 2019
 
This week on the show I have a conversation with the brave and wonderful Kim Kamsickas. We talk about what it was like to grow up undiagnosed and share our personal experiences with Bipolar 1 as well as how becoming a parent changed our relationship with our mental illness.
 
Get the show for any platform, including here:
And of course you can always listen @ www.coffeeoversuicide.com
 
 
#mentalhealthawareness
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