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Sep 6, 2023

This Is My Brave with Jennifer Marshall, Episode #149

Jennifer Marshall is the founder of “This Is My Brave,” the leading platform for individuals to share their stories of overcoming mental illness through creative expression. Jennifer formed the organization after experiencing a positive outpouring of support following the publication of her story on a well-known news website. 

She wanted to provide that same opportunity to others living with mental illness. She envisioned a theater show concept, and together with her Co-Founder Anne Marie Ames, launched the project on Kickstarter. The project was successfully funded within 31 days, raising over $10,000 to create the inaugural show. 

“This is My Brave” continued to expand and became a national non-profit organization that has created over 90+ shows in cities across the country (and in Australia). 

Jennifer routinely speaks on the importance of sharing stories of triumphing despite mental illness to end stigma. She speaks regularly at mental health and storytelling conferences. Listen in for some great takeaways about how Jennifer is bringing mental health to the forefront and helping others share their stories to help themselves, their communities, and the world.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Learn more about Jennifer Marshall and This is My Brave [3:43]
  • What the “This is My Brave” platform looks like [5:47] 
  • What prompted Jennifer to step out of the shadows [8:32] 
  • How Jennifer’s transparency impacted her children [11:06] 
  • Why it’s important to normalize talking about mental health [14:11]
  • Jennifer shares a story that impacted her from their 2015 show [15:15] 
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to share your story [17:56] 
  • How can we lower the number of attempted suicides among teenagers? [19:45]
  • How we can leverage social media to make a larger impact [21:45]
  • How to talk about mental health with your children [24:54]
  • The next big things for Jennifer Marshall and This Is My Brave [26:45] 
  • What Jennifer did today that put her in the right mindset for success [28:37]

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