50: Jessica Valor Show with Kristi Hugstad


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Kristi Hugstad is a woman on a mission to help people and especially teens struggling with depression. I love this woman and her heart. As a suicide survivor, Kristi’s book and voice in the world inspires me to share my story and help others even more so I know she will spark something powerful for all of you. We all go through hard times and witness those we love struggle and knowing how to MEET someone and ourselves where we are is key to changing the conversation and experience around mental illness, depression and suicide. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms and what we can all do to be present with someone and teens facing depression or challenging times. We all participate by helping or not helping. We are all here to use our voices and end bullying and the stigmas around depression and suicide. Tune into Kristi’s wisdom about changing the culture and make sure to get a copy of her new book Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend Is in Crisis. Do not miss this episode, because we dive deep into all the things that others often won’t talk about. This is a conversation that will guide, inspire and change you. Kristi Hugstad is the author of Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend Is in Crisis. Ever since her husband completed suicide in 2012, after years of struggling with clinical depression, by running in front of a train, she has dedicated her life to helping to abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide. A certified grief recovery specialist and a grief and loss facilitator for recovering addicts at South Coast Behavioral Health, Kristi frequently speaks at high schools. She is also the host of The Grief Girl podcast and lives in Orange County, California. Visit her online at https://www.thegriefgirl.com. And connect with Kristi here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegriefgirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/khugstad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegriefgirl/

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