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*Trigger Warning

In this episode, we talk about suicide, suicide attempt survivor, transgender transition struggles, and child sexual abuse which may be alarming to some listeners. If you’re having thoughts of suicide please end this podcast and call 1-800-SUICIDE or visit https://www.imalive.org to chat with someone online.

In This Episode:

  • Carrying shame and healing from it
  • The differences between psychiatrists and therapists
  • Breaking up with shame
  • Letting go
  • Increasing confidence in her students by seeing them
  • Action steps you can take to help one person be seen
  • Bee’s first ‘being seen’ experience

Quotations From This Episode:

“Shame was something that I carried around for a very long time, and healing the shame literally changed my life.” ~JennyQ

“What happened to you wasn’t your fault… but how you get through it, that is your work.” ~Bee Smith

“Keep reaching out, because the shift truly can come in a moment.” ~JennyQ

“To gain we have to let some things go.” ~Bee Smith

“When I broke up with shame, it was just like the light came on.” ~Bee Smith

“To get unstuck, it’s important to heal the shame.” ~JennyQ

“Where there is no judgment, there is no shame.” ~Bee Smith

“Just being acknowledged is such a powerful validation.” ~Bee Smith

“When we don’t see each other, we don’t recognize our value as a human being because we all have value.” ~Bee Smith

“If you want to feel seen, see somebody else.” ~Bee Smith

“You want a friend? You got to be friendly.” ~Bee Smith

“I am not what happened to me.” ~Bee Smith

Biography:

Bee Smith is a Humanitarian of the 21st Century! She Is an International Six-Time Best-Selling Author, Public Speaker, Multi Media Personality, and Life Coach. Well known for her dynamic personality and high-impact presentations, she is a tireless community leader, advocate, spokesperson, mentor and educator. She serves as a local Board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and ImAlive Crisis chat line. Since Surviving Suicide, she passionately serves as a Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocate using her experiences as a beacon of hope for those battling depression and mental illness. Recently, she was honored with the Dr. Murali R. Krishna Family Award for her efforts to silence the stigma of Suicide, Mental Illness and other Brain conditions.

Contact:

Website: https://www.beesmith.live/

Twitter: @beeinspiredtalk

Instagram: @beeinspiredtalk

Resources: 

https://www.imalive.org/