The Talk with Vanessa is a podcast hosted by Vanessa Willie, a certified Relationship and a Marriage Coach. The show features counseling on real issues being faced by people in today’s society. Contemporary issues like addiction, abuse, and relationships are understandably given particular focus and listeners are encouraged to talk about their various problems to get counseling, therapy, basic help when needed and a support system to get through life’s challenges.
In this first episode, Vanessa chats with Lemuel, who, moving away rather suddenly from everything and everyone he was used to, felt alone and had trouble making friends. It didn’t help that he wasn’t surrounded by the parental love and attention he needed to thrive. And before long, he fell into depression and even became mute for two months.
In his quest to get help online for his depression, he stumbled across the wrong information and came across websites that promoted self-harm and glorified suicide.
Everything seemed to encourage his suicidal tendencies and he had no one to go to for help.
But, he didn’t give in. Somehow, he couldn’t just do it.
In this revealing interview, Lemuel sheds light on his ordeal through the throes of depression and how he overcame the compulsion to end his life.
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