Light from the Rabbit Hole

Light from the Rabbit Hole

By Dawn Whitney

As a mother of a 26 year old gay man who has suffered from mental illness and addiction his entire life, I have walked along side the scariest parts of these illnesses and also witnessed beautiful moments of survival and hope on the path. I want to share my story and many others whose voices are not understood or accepted so that we can learn to have compassion and love for those who do not fit into with what the majority are comfortable talking about. I want to scream from the mountain tops that we need more understanding and education about what’s happening within our LGBTQIA community.


27. Suicide Prevention - Holding Space Can Save Lives-Connection/Persuade/Refer

This week’s episode titled “Suicide Prevention-Holding space can save lives-Connection/Persuade/Refer”, I have the honor of interviewing Jill Babiarz who is a death by suicide survivor.  Jill leans into her intense lived experiences of severe depressRead more


26. Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility

In this fun episode, titled “Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility”, Dawn interviews 13 year old Natalie Hills’ who will help educate all of us on how best to support those in the LGBTQ+ community as an ally and advocate.  She explains the pRead more


25. And Then There's Relapse...

This episode was a painful realization of the true heartbreak of addiction and mental illness and it still continues to hit home for us.  Relapse is a common part of the recovery process.  Boredom and isolation could easily be listed as the number onRead more


24. Advocating Mama Bears

In this week’s episode, Dawn interviews not only a dear friend but an amazing entrepreneur who created an online holistic health coaching platform called Deconstructing Wellness. It’s a place where “high achieving mamas can empower and prioritize theRead more


23. Empathy is a Simple Act of Kindness

In this shorter solo podcast, Dawn shares a recent personal experience that sparked her to sit down and record this podcast on the topic of Empathy.  Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people's emotions, coupleRead more

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