* TRIGGER WARNING â€“ This episode discusses suicide. If this is triggering for you, we advise perhaps skipping todayâ€™s episode. For support, call LifeLine on 13 11 14 or visit beyondblue.org.au *
July is Disability Pride Month, and Kic community member Lauren McDonough does an outstanding job of not only raising awareness around disability, but mental health as well.
Lauren lost the lower half of both of her legs in a tragic incident in 2017 where she attempted to take her own life. Since then, Lauren has not only turned her life around in being a mental health advocate and ambassador for Beyond Blue and Liptember, but she has also been able to embrace her disability and spread the very important message that we can all make small changes to help support those with disabilities and make the world a more inclusive and accessible place.
While we’re taking a break from our regular KICPOD episodes over the holiday period, every Wednesday we’re bringing you a compilation of some of our favourite episodes that you may have missed.
On this episode Steph and Laura chat with KIC’s newest Master Trainer Kath Ebbs about managing your mental health, why we seek validation and how to acknowledge your potential.
Steph & Laura catch up with Carly Findlay – a writer, speaker, influencer and appearance activist, and someone who dedicates a lot of her time educating others on a number of disability-related issues.