In this episode I talk with Judy Davis a wife, mother, motivational speaker, author, lifestyle blogger, Military life and teen suicide prevention expert. WOW! What AMAZING things she does in the military community and serves wonderfully in her home. What I LOVE about Judy when talking with her in this episode is the authenticity she shares about her struggles. Before I go any further, I want to share a disclaimer:
* You will hear my two-year old daughter in this episode, laughing, talking and playing. (You may need to increase the volume), I want to share the authenticity of life as a working, business mom. I don’t want a lot of it to be edited, because in real life, you can’t edit and even though I desire a noisy FREE podcast, I will sometimes have my child with me, learning the ins and outs of doing business and recording a podcast interview.
* Judy Davis and I are not licensed psychologist. Judy is an expert and does shares her experience in dealing with teen suicide
* Topics discussed in this episode are VERY sensitive and real. I want to showcase the real life stories of what happens in the military life and Judy does a GREAT job in sharing her story and providing practical tools that are helpful to get you started on the road to healing, if this is something you are dealing with.
* Lastly, If you, or someone you know might be in the same position, please call for help. Here are some resources you can try:
– National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) (open 24 hours and 7days a week)
– Yellow Ribbon (http://yellowribbon.org/)
Judy Davis is a military spouse and author that loves sharing her life experiences and providing support to the military and small business communities. Judy believes being a military spouse is a privilege and her mission is simple: “To support, educate, inspire and motivate military families ‘One moment at a time!’
Judy begins by giving us a background to her life as a mother, wife, entrepreneur, author and everything in between. Before sharing the story of how she has battled with her teenager son almost committing suicide.
Warning Signs of Teen Suicide:
– Watch for your child’s behavior
– Isolating themselves
– Kids are craving connection
– teaching and helping our kids to communicate
– Engaging with friends, without texting and having family dinners
– Listening to our kids
– Opening up the lines of communication
Healthy ways to help your children during Stressful times:
– Find ways to deal with stress
– Taking care of your personal needs (Selfcare)
– Giving our kids permission to feel, instead of (“Suck it up!”)
– Let our kids be kids
– Get professional help
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