Shine a Light on Mental Health

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My name is Dave,  and I am a musician who lives with Bipolar 1.  I am also a recovering alcoholic and addict.  Following a hospitalization during a manic episode in 2018, I started this podcast where I improvise on the piano, while my guests share their experiences with mental health.  Many of my guests have an artistic or creative side, and many of them struggle with addiction in addition to a mental health diagnosis.

What began as a way to help focus my recovery in the aftermath of a manic episode, has turned into something that has the opportunity to impact a larger audience, and give a voice to many people who struggle with Depression, Bipolar, Addiction, Anxiety, ADHD, Gender Dysphoria,  Asperger Syndrome, and PTSD,  as well as those who treat and care for it.

You can help this podcast reach a larger audience and sustain it’s production costs.

Getting funding for this project will mean so much to me.  I have experienced first hand the power that comes across when people tell their story.   This podcast gives me the opportunity to relate to people, not just as a recovering addict with a mental health diagnosis hosting an interview, but also as a human being interacting with people in day to day situations.  I would be so very grateful,  if you would help me in sharing this relationship with more people.
  • Silvia Otero 
    • $10 
    • 23 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 23 mos
  • Heidi Olson 
    • $75 
    • 41 mos
  • Michelle Atto 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Renee LoSapio 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
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Dave Asher 
Chicago, IL