Episode #5 – Mental Health with Katrina Myers


Episode #5 – Mental Health with Katrina Myers

We’re thrilled to bring you the first of many pre-recorded conversations from The Splendid Word’s twice-annual Spreading The Good Stuff LIVE events, at which our podcast buddy Katrina Myers was the very first guest on the couch back, in June 2016.

In this honest and brave conversation Katrina shares her own personal story of mental health, including the loss of her father to suicide when she was 15.

Katrina is a farmer and a passionate advocate for mental health through her involvement with The Ripple Effect and has also been featured on the Smiling Mind meditation program (which we shared in the show notes from Episode 2 – Kindness and Positivity).

We hope you enjoy this conversation between Katrina and Leonie, which was recorded in front of a live audience of more than 70 people at Junction, Moama.

It is profound and powerful and we’re hoping it will motivate you to start a conversation about mental health with the people around you, and those you hold close.

You can find out more information about Katrina’s work combatting rural suicide with the Ripple Effect here.

As always, we would love to hear your thoughts via our Facebook or Instagram pages, as well as any suggestions for future episode topics.

Listen to our fifth episode here and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes to never miss future episodes.

Enjoy and thanks for listening,

Christy, Katrina and Leonie



Episode #5 Show Notes

Katrina discussed her involvement with the The Ripple Effect.

If this conversation has created some personal challenges for you, we urge you can contact Life Line.