Welcome

Silent Superheroes are the workers showing up every day secretly managing a mental illness. The Silent Superheroes podcast tells their story through frank and open conversations about their mental illness, how mental health impacts their work and the planning, strength and courage it takes to be part of the workforce. The Silent Superheroes podcast is for managers, leaders, Human Resources professionals, mental health professionals, family members and anyone else who wants to learn more about mental health in the workplace. And of course for the Silent Superheroes, you aren’t alone.

Episodes

A Monster, Saved By Her Knight In Shining Armor – BDD and Suicide

“I remember doing it, and I remember making the conscious effort. But it really wasn’t me … but it was me. It’s a really hard thing to explain.” That was Shana, describing what she was feeling just after swallowing handfuls of pills during a suicide attempt.  Shana was the Silent Superhero featured in episode 17, …

My Boss Wants To Fire Me, PTSD And OCD At Work

Shana is an HR professional living with bipolar, OCD, PTSD and body dysmorphic disorder. On their own, any one of these conditions can be overwhelming. Managing all of them together should be an insurmountable obstacle, but it’s one Shana overcomes. Even so, there are serious consequences, like having 31 jobs in 20 years and attempting …

Tell Your Story

If you’re a Silent Superhero, a member of the workforce managing a diagnosed mental illness, we’d love to hear from you and arrange a recording to capture and share your story.  Please send an e-mail to [email protected].