In Episode #38 of The Proof podcast, I spoke with Bianca Taylor about her journey from a seemingly lost, sad, and powerless soul to a vibrant, inspirational, and empowering woman taking charge of her life and understanding her purpose. Listen to find out about Bianca’s childhood and teenage years and her mental health, including what happened when her father was shot outside their home and how this affected her. We also took a deep dive into relationships, her lowest moments where she asked herself ‘what’s the point of life?’, and the moment that saved her and helped her find a path towards her purpose.
There’s much more in this episode, including tips for self-love and working on your mental health to maintain a positive outlook on life.
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Mental health is something that’s very close to my heart. If you are experiencing any sort of mental health battle, I really recommend you reach out to one of the resources below local to you. If you are from a country that’s not listed below, Google your country name and ‘helpline’ or ‘suicide hotline’ and you will find a local organisation that offers phone support. If you are not sure who to call, please ask a friend or family member – it’s completely OK to feel down, so please don’t feel embarrassed to talk about it.
- Australia: lifeline.org.au/, www.livin.org
- New Zealand: lifeline.org.nz
- UK/Ireland: samaritans.org
- USA: The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- Canada: The LifeLine Canada Foundation
Also check out the R U OK website for helpful tips on how to ask your friends and family members how they are doing. As their slogan says, ‘A conversation could change a life.’