Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Linda's Corner - Suicide, mental health, and overcoming your hardest battles with Dylan Sessler

September 19, 2022 Linda Bjork/Dylan Sessler Season 3 Episode 75
Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - Suicide, mental health, and overcoming your hardest battles with Dylan Sessler
Show Notes

Welcome to Linda's Corner.  In this episode, Dylan Sessler talks about suicide, mental health, and overcoming your hardest battles.  Dylan is a mental health coach, social media influencer, podcast host, combat veteran, and the author of “Defy the Darkness:  A Story or Suicide, Mental Health, and Overcoming Your Hardest Battles.”  You can reach Dylan at his website https://dylansessler.com.

Some of the highlights Dylan shares:

  • Opening the conversation about suicide
  • Improving  mental health
  • Informing  people about the causes and effects of trauma
  • Personal experience as a 6 year old losing his father to suicide and the self blame that followed
  • Experiencing  abuse and bullying 
  • Wartime experience in Afghanistan, injuries, PTSD and being at the brink of taking his own life
  • The question he asked himself that made him put down the gun and choose to live
  • The danger of staying silent and keeping our burdens hidden inside
  • How he began healing by sharing his story
  • Why it's important to listen with the intent to understand
  • What he does to help others who struggle with darkness and thoughts of suicide
  • How he gives hope to people who have experienced pain at the hands of evil people
  • And more

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Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.