Real Men Feel: Ep. 112, Faces of Fortitude

Faces of Fortitude with Mariangela Abeo Episode 112, September 25, 2018

1-800-273-8255This week Andy Grant is joined by photographer, producer, and mental health advocate, Mariangela “M” Abeo, to talk about suicide, depression and her portrait project, Faces of Fortitude, which is tackling the stigma around discussing mental health by giving people affected by suicide a safe space to share their stories.

“Suicide is a hot coal we don’t know what to do with, and we can’t hold for too long.” ~M

M’s Faces of Fortitude projected has interviewed and photographed 100 people impacted by suicide and mental illness in some way and has a simple, yet powerful goal, of turning trauma into something else and making a space for healing.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What is Faces of Fortitude?
  • What prompted it’s creation?
  • What sort of feedback have you gotten with this project?
  • Tell me how your sessions work?
  • What is your vetting process?
  • Do people see this as glamorizing suicide?
  • What’s been your reaction to some of the stories people share with you?
  • How do the men differ from women?
  • What are you proudest about regarding Faces of Fortitude?
  • What are your plans for this project?
  • What helped you the most?
  • How can people get involved or support this?

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“People laughing through their tears are my favorite pictures.” ~M Abeo

Learn more at FacesOfFortitude.com

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See Andy’s book: Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing at Suicide.

Get help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Real Men Feel: Ep. 111, Losing Your Father to Suicide

Losing Your Father to Suicide with Zak Williams Episode 111, September 18, 2018

1-800-273-8255This week Andy Grant is joined by mental health advocate, Zak Williams, for an open talk about depression, mental health and losing his dad to suicide four years ago.

“His pathos was seeking to entertain and please. He felt when he wasn’t doing that; he was not succeeding as a person. …but he was the most successful person I knew.” ~Zak Williams

As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, Andy and Zak discuss being a survivor of suicide, the impact of losing a family member to suicide, and the masks that too many men hide behind when it comes to their mental health.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Was your father’s suicide that something you were concerned about happening or was it a complete shock?
  • Did you have a close relationship with your dad when you were growing up?
  • At what age did you realize your father’s job and lifestyle was different than most other people?
  • Much of your dad’s challenges with addiction was pretty public. How was that for you?
  • The recent documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head.
  • Did you define success in a different way than your dad did?
  • Did his celebrity make dealing with his death more difficult?
  • Zak’s challenges with depression and anxiety.
  • Have those “what else could I have done thoughts” faded away?
  • Tell us about BringChange2Mind.org
  • What has helped you the most in dealing with depression and anxiety?

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“I think the dynamic is changing for the better in terms of people feeling more comfortable in opening up, but it needs to be a continuous sustained effort.” ~Zak Williams

Learn more at: BringChange2Mind.org

See Andy’s book: Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing at Suicide.

Get help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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