Suicide Pages with Dr. Lulu. The Podcast

Suicide Pages with Dr. Lulu. The Podcast

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Suicide is second only to accidents as the leading cause of death in our youth. With this podcast, Dr. Lulu is spreading awareness for, and educating the public on suicide. She is interviewing guests who have been touched personally or otherwise by suicide. If you are a suicide loss survivor, have suicidal ideation, attempted suicide or know anyone who has, this podcast is for you. Listen and be encouraged knowing you are not alone, there is help out there. Call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK or text HELP to 741741. May you find peace, love, understanding, and support for your hardship. Dr. L Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uchenna-lizmay-umeh/support


Michelle W’s Page 1; Surviving Incest, Betrayal, PTSD, and Still Standing
Jul 7 • 36 min
She is a medical doctor, an entrepreneur, a fashionista, a mom, a daughter, a divorcee, a medical resident, and a Black Woman. She is also a rape, incest, and sexual abuse survivor. This week’s guest has a powerful message, that, cannot be denied. She…
Dr. Stem’s Page: Life as a Parent and Teen Mental Health Warrior
Jul 1 • 48 min
Have you ever thought about what it means to grow up in a family with polygamy? My second guest for the week did. She has also written 32 books, is a speaker, coach, media personality and so much more. She has sooooo much to share. I literarily could not…
Rebecca’s Page: Finding Freedom and Moving On After Your Son’s Suicide.
Jul 1 • 62 min
Phew! Have you ever heard about Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome? While listening to this episode again, I was struck by the sheer strength exhibited by this week’s guest Mrs. Rebecca Tervo of rebeccatervo.com! She is a woman of extreme courage and…
Real Talk with Black Men about Racism in America
Jun 26 • 121 min
WARNING! This is a 2hr episode! It is raw, it is real, it is about RACISM and injustice in America. Listen and learn. I pondered about breaking it into 2 halves, had to leave the entire recording because I could not decide at what point to break it up.…
Luiza’s Page: From Suicidal to Advocate (How to support suicidal persons).
Jun 26 • 49 min
In this week’s episode, we listen to Luiza Martin. A multiple suicide attempt survivor. She talks briefly about the trauma she has endured growing up. She also came bearing gifts from her Facebook community. She shows a rare and deep kind of vulnerability…
Jeneea Moore: Accepting a Diagnosis of Mental Illness and that Dreaded Concept, Colorism
Jun 16 • 40 min
This week’s guest is a true fire starter! She talks about everything from colorism and discrimination to embracing the diagnosis of mental illness in our children and taking medication if needed. A self-proclaimed fire starter, she talks about her…
Candid Conversations with Men about Race in America: A MUST Listen!
Jun 16 • 92 min
In honor of George Floyd and all the Black men and women, boys and girls who have been brutally killed by the police who were sworn to serve and protect. I interview two Black men (Blake Johnson, Lawrence Johnson), and two White men (Andy Grant and Rishi…
Dr. Tyler’s Page: What is Suicidology? and the Power of Kindness
Jun 9 • 51 min
Ladies and gentlemen, you are in for a treat this week! A unicorn of all unicorns came to visit! He is not only a fellow physician, he is also Canadian, a Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatrist who also works in the emergency psychiatric unit where he…
For My Sons: #RIPGeorgeFloyd
Jun 2 • 23 min
In this bonus episode, I am speaking from my heart as a Black woman living in America, in Texas to be exact. I am talking to listeners about my own personal experience and the experiences of all Black people in America. I share the trauma my own sons…
Andy’s Page: When Multiple Suicide Attempts Just Ain’t Enough
Jun 2 • 51 min
Yay!! Finally, I get to publish my good friend Andy’s episode! Ladies and gentlemen, y’all are in for a treat! Meet #TheAndyGrant, the guest of my first of two episodes this week… He is a multi-trauma survivor, checking off 8 out of my 13 Reasons Why…
Margarita’s Page: “You Can’t Give Something That You Don’t Have”
May 27 • 46 min
Our second guest this week is none other than Margarita Castro-Zarraga. She is a fellow DPC doc, a foreign grad, a mom, and an entrepreneur holding it all down and making it look easy. She comes to share a personal childhood story of trauma and growing up…
Dr. Esther’s Page: Suicide is Closer to Us Than We Think
May 27 • 44 min
Dr. Esther is on a mission to not only talk real-talk, but also treat real pain. The sort that keeps most of us up at night, the sort that prevents us from saying something, saying anything about it… The sort that prevents us from living our lives out…
McKenzie’s Page -2: Growing up Ostracized, Exploited and Feeling All Alone
May 20 • 75 min
Our second guest this week is none other than Ms. McKenzie! She is back today with all sorts of real insights and helps us truly look into the lives of our teenage girls and boys in school, especially in middle and high school. She was so gracious with…
Mari’s Page: Surviving a Suicide Loss and Traumatic Childhood Tainted by Self-harm.
May 20 • 34 min
Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Mari, mi hermana, mi amiga que es muy Linda, con un Corazon mas bueno. This is my Spanish for my sister, my very beautiful friend with an even more beautiful heart. As a child, she resorted to self-harm following the…
Mckenzie’s Page: Surviving Self Hate
May 12 • 57 min
This week’s guest is nothing short of a phenom. She is a true example of chronically living with self-hatred and the story she shares today shows how deep the voices inside your head can be. How incapacitating and also, how dangerous it can be. She…
Chris’ Page Pt - 1: Smiling, Reaching Out and Saving Lives
May 12 • 71 min
Chris our second guest this week was such a fun person to interview, that I dubbed him my White twin brother! Full of nuggets of wisdom and experience. He shares about his humble beginnings and his desire and efforts to help his Mom even before he was a…
Sherna’s Page: From “Bastard” to Author and Social Worker
May 5 • 49 min
Today’s episode is a real treat! My guest is Ms. Sherna Alexander, from the island of Trinidad and Tobago! She shares some really painful gut-renching stories of how she grew up in an era where orphans were called “bastards” and not allowed to live like…
Rishi Eric is Back! This time, he is “riding 39 to 50 miles post Covid-19”
May 5 • 43 min
Welcome back to a brand new episode of Suicide Pages! It feels like it has been ages since I recorded a brand new episode, and I am extremely happy to welcome back our guest for this week. He is none other than Rishi Eric Infanti! Unbeknownst to me, he…
Dr. Lulu’s: Lean In, Tune In and Talk
Apr 15 • 28 min
In this episode which I publish on my birthday week (yay! welcome to 51!), I am essentially appealing to you my audience. I start by talking briefly about the 9yr old Australian boy who was bullied (to the horror of moms and dads on the internet). The…
The Covid - 19 Episode and Other Stories
Apr 15 • 31 min
In this episode, I talk about the obvious elephant in the room, Covid - 19, but not for very long. I feel it is a necessary mention, but only for a moment. Then I talk about other things like the most recent teen suicide: A California 15-year-old African…
Heather’s Page Pt-2 The Doctor at the ED
Apr 7 • 33 min
In this concluding episode, Dr. Heather is sharing a bit about her own family’s dealing with suicide. She talks a bit more about emotional and moral injury. Guns, and safety in the home, removing judgment of people who are suicidal with emotional trauma…
Heather’s Page Pt 1: When you are the doctor the patient sees at the ED
Mar 31 • 32 min
I am so excited about this week’s episode which is a 2-part series. This week, we meet Heather, an ED physician, an entrepreneur, and a woman about her business. She is a petit-framed powerhouse who I have been following on social media and gave me one of…
Meagan’s Page Part 1: Handling Sibling Suicide Loss
Mar 24 • 51 min
As a mental health nurse, Meagan knows first hand what it is like to look in the eyes of persons who suffer from various mental health issues in the while trying to help them. She knows only too well, the pain of being ostracized, isolated and in pain.…
Papa’s Page Part 1: Surviving a Traumatic Childhood as a Gay Black Nigerian American Boy
Mar 17 • 38 min
As a young Black Nigerian American, Nnamdi aka Papa grew up in South Carolina, attended a Christian school, his parents divorced at the age of 9 yrs, and soon after, discovered he is gay. The first of 3 sons, he suddenly found himself fighting to stay…
Joanne’s Page part 1: Sharing secrets to set us free
Mar 3 • 27 min
Ladies and Gentlemen, To date, this is one of my favorite episodes! My guest this week is my sister in so many ways: she is funny, smart, has been through depression, is a family physician-turned blogger and podcaster, and has the funniest wittiest niece…
Zaakirah’s Page: Living with adversity aka when life gives you lemons
Feb 25 • 55 min
We often hear the phrase “when life gives you lemons…”, “when life gives you lemons”, but what if life does truly give you lemons?? What if your lemons are in the form of a rare childhood cancer? What if you grew up visually impaired, hearing impaired,…
Eric’s Page Part 3: Mindfulness as a tool for Suicide Prevention
Feb 11 • 37 min
In continuation of our mindfulness series, we listen to our teacher and yoga instructor, Eric. He continues to deconstruct mindfulness in today’s episode, and even gives me a private coaching lesson on what to do to become centered and stay present in my…
Eric’s Page Part-2: Mindfulness as a Suicide Prevention Tool
Feb 4 • 43 min
If you have been a listener to my podcast, then you know Mr. Rishi Eric Infanti. The man. The legend. The Yogi. The teacher. Then you know this episode is going to be as rich as it is deep. And he will not disappoint you. He defines mindfulness as: “the…
Kevin’s Page: Therapy Shatters. The Mind Remembers. How many masks can one man wear?
Jan 28 • 52 min
Another unicorn in the person of Pastor Kevin Wilson, my first chaplain so far. Kevin comes bearing gifts, gifts of hope and survival and accomplishments. He is a chaplain at Rush Hospital Chicago, and a father of three, with one special needs child. He…
Corina’s Page: “Decide today that YOU ARE ENOUGH…”
Jan 21 • 44 min
What can I say about today’s guest? She is absolutely dynamic, full of life, charming, has a megawatt smile, is able to make me laugh out loud while recording a show about suicide, and still shares her story and message of hope and empathy and compassion.…
Hayley’s Page; From crippling social anxiety disorder to director and coach
Jan 14 • 48 min
Social Anxiety Disorder is a clinical phenomenon that does not get its due credit. Many sufferers either don’t know they have it, or many around them don’t recognize it as a bonafide diagnosis. This week’s guest Ms. Hayley is one such sufferer. She,…
Regena’s Page: The “Gift” of Depression and Suicidal Ideation
Jan 7 • 55 min
What is our purpose in this life? Do our friends know our innermost minds? Are we truly living up to our potentials? How are we all doing in the #selfworth department? Is it possible for someone to actually “enjoy” being miserable? Can we truly be…
End of Year Party, 2019… Celebrating 3000 Downloads and a Huge Thank You!
Dec 31, 2019 • 29 min
Today is not only the last day of the year, it is the last day of the decade, and since it is also a Tuesday, we have a special End of the Year episode! It is with great humility, yet pride and joy that I say a TEXAS sized THANK YOU for a beautiful first…
Winnie’s Page; Living Positively, Learning to live our lives and allowing for frequent edits as we go.
Dec 24, 2019 • 48 min
When she discovered she was HIV positive at the tender age of 16, Ms. Mabena had to literarily decide to live or die. She struggled with frequent thoughts of being better off dead until she realized one day that her story might save another person, and…
My Brand New Book! A Teen’s Life.
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, I introduce my brand new baby!! My book titled A Teen’s Life, in which we take a critical look at the lives of 12 youngsters, ages ranging from early teens to the early twenties. It is essentially about suicide prevention, but it paints…
Dr. Leah’s Page: Hit the RESET button
Dec 10, 2019 • 51 min
When an ER physician has taken care of an 8yr old attempted suicide but has nowhere to send them, what does she do? Dr. Leah shares her heartbreaking story of a suicide attempt that gets sucked into the world of hospital bureaucracy and inadequacies and…
Angel’s Page Part 2: “From Victim to Victory”
Dec 3, 2019 • 56 min
In this second part (I promise I don’t cry quite as much), Angel paints the story of how things finally begin to turn around for her, but not before some more drama in true Angel-style. She shares how she met the love of her life, how she went on to have…
Angel’s Page Part 1: “Depression and Suicidal Ideations were my constant companions”
Nov 26, 2019 • 40 min
Dear family, What do you do when you are sexually molested by a family member at the age of five? Grow up with a verbally and emotionally abusive father? Are repeatedly sexually assaulted through most of your growing years? Are betrayed by the people you…
B Lee’s Page; Hands to Make, Mold and Mend (and might I add, Motivate) Lives.
Nov 19, 2019 • 39 min
Today we are speaking to another unicorn… a Black male, and this one actually endorses psychotherapy when one is hurting and needing to find their way. Our Guest Mr. B Lee is an educator in every sense of the word. He teaches high schoolers Government and…
12 Myths About Suicide; Let’s bring in dem myth busters
Nov 13, 2019 • 45 min
A very happy Veteran’s Day to all my fellow Vets out there. To all the servicemen and women in boots, I see ya’ll. I appreciate y’all and much love. Today, we are going to examine some myths about suicide that I came across while researching for my second…
Seema’s Page; When it takes 12 different doctors to make a diagnosis
Nov 5, 2019 • 40 min
Today’s guest is special in so many ways to me. We both are immigrants, both are authors and speakers, and we both have fibromyalgia. Seema takes us on a journey through a childhood full of ill health, self-doubt, significant bullying and lots of other…
Anthony’s Page: Life After Losing Your Baby… #keeppushing
Oct 29, 2019 • 31 min
As a pediatrician and mother, this interview was hard at times. My guest, another unicorn has suffered the ULTIMATE loss of all, that of a child, and a tiny newborn at that. He shares his struggles with depression following a preterm delivery, and how…
Nya’s Page; “God uses infections to get your attention”
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
From the very beginning, I knew Nya was my twin. Bear with me and my croaky voice in this episode, but she paints a picture that parallels mine so much, that I call her my twin! An Author (a Poet), an Internal Medicine Physician, a survivor of childhood…
Sydney’s Page; There is NO “look” of depression, but there is a “face”…
Oct 22, 2019 • 44 min
When you are only 24 yrs old and have attempted suicide 3 times (between the ages of 19 and 21yrs) due to chronic depression, feelings of self-loathing, worthlessness and even admitting to a “stress memory block”, you have been through worse than most…
The Thank You Episode 20!!; #Gratitude - Always remember to give thanks!
Oct 22, 2019 • 27 min
This episode is dedicated to you! All of you! Everyone who has made my journey into your hearts and minds possible. To my guests, I thank you for making my dream to be an interviewer come true. For taking time out to speak about your troubles, your pain,…
Torriel’s Page; The first of a few Unicorns…
Oct 15, 2019 • 35 min
We can all agree that losing a sibling is a very tough thing to deal with, now imagine losing not one, but two siblings, and a couple of other family members in the space of a few years. That is what our guest today had to deal with in his past. The first…
Andrea’s Page; Dealing with Grief and Loss
Oct 8, 2019 • 46 min
Earlier this year in March, Andrea’s daughter’s 14yr old friend died by suicide. It had a devastating effect on her daughter. What do you do as a mom to stop the kind of pain that ensues in your child? How do you make it go away? How do you make it stop?…
D’Tondja’s Page. Life after Five; the Power of Determination and Prayer
Oct 1, 2019 • 24 min
The last time she attempted suicide (her 5th) a few years ago, this week’s guest, D’Tondja Foster aka Deedee did not think she would survive it. In fact, something told her it was going to be her last… She made sure she planned it out well, left no stone…
Suicide and Your Teen, 13 Reasons Why
Sep 24, 2019 • 43 min
In this special episode, I am publishing one of my recent Facebook Live videos as a podcast in honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I talk about the top 13 reasons why your teen might end their life through suicide. I also…
Sharon K. Edward’s Page - 1; When Grandma is also an Activist!
Sep 17, 2019 • 42 min
Y’all, I had SO much fun interviewing Sharon! She is a HOOT! She describes herself as a wife of an Army Veteran, a mother of 2 and a grandmother. I describe her as a warrior, a survivor, a woman with a golden heart, on a mission to give voice to the…
Vicki’s Page Part 1; Do you ever feel like YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH?
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
Listening to this episode, one would not believe that Vicki and I just met a few minutes before this recording. We had an awesome time together. Though heavy at times, we still found space to laugh and enjoy the recording, it is obvious that both our…
Beth’s Page; …Are you feeling like a functionally broken and displaced person? Are you tying your worth to $$?
Sep 3, 2019 • 40 min
Beth Lopez, my first guest of Hispanic ancestry, was such a delight to interview. She calls herself a Universal Soul Coach, a Life Transformer, and CEO of Souls Awakening Academy. Growing up in a religious Hispanic house hold, her parents were very…
Debbie’s Page; “Allowing herself to be a victim”
Aug 27, 2019 • 36 min
From a very young age, Debbie knew she was different. She “felt” her bullying was her “fault”. She lived in what she calls “victim-hood” from age 8 to age 16 as a result of incessant bullying from the same person as bystanders stood aside, watched, and…
Bullying and Suicide, the 411
Aug 20, 2019 • 47 min
Unless you have been living under a huge rock, you must have heard about all the children and young people who have died from self-inflicted injuries lately. You must have heard that suicide is the second leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-34yr.…
Eric’s Page, Pt 1; A visionary, a friend, lots of pain…an overall good man
Aug 13, 2019 • 44 min
What does Yoga, Buddhism, PTSD, The Marines, Wellness and Healing have in common? Eric Rishi of course! This gentle very polite war hero with a soft voice and a warm heart, shares his stories of determination, heartbreak, pain, anguish, and survival. He…
Estelle’s Page; A story of Heartache, Pain, and Self-destruction, then, TRIUMPH!
Aug 6, 2019 • 38 min
With a name like Estelle, one expects a beautiful person, and I was not disappointed. This woman is nothing short of a beautiful soul inside and out. She has the most soothing voice and most calming demeanor. It is extremely hard to reconcile that image…
Kristin’s Pages - Part 1; A Doctor with A GOOD Heart
Jul 30, 2019 • 34 min
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Kristin Norris, D.O. A fellow ex-lady in boots, a mom, a soft-spoken psychiatrist, entrepreneur, and friend. She speaks today about military life and suicide, touching on her own personal encounter with the suicide of a patient,…
Wendy’s Pages - Part 1; How early in age can we become aware that we are unhappy?
Jul 30, 2019 • 23 min
Describing herself as a “housewife with a GED”, a grandmother and a “mathlexic”, Wendy is one of those people whom you feel like you have known for a very long time upon first meeting her. She is funny, witty, and full of life. She also has a lot to say…
What is Suicide?
Jul 23, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, I discuss suicide in a broad overview. The causes and confounding factors. I discuss some statistics briefly, and the fact that the majority of people who die by suicide do not have mental illness, they do so as a result of a triad of…
Melanie, Page 1; …an attempt to get away from it all…
Jul 23, 2019 • 34 min
Originally from Scotland in the UK, Melanie moved to Australia to “escape her woes”, but found out that they followed her-in her words, “through customs” . She tells her story of coming of age, and survival and making peace with her teenage decisions and…
Lynette Charity, MD, Page 1; Standing at the edge of the bridge, she heard a voice…
Jul 23, 2019 • 37 min
At 67yr young, Dr. Lynette, and anesthesiologist and former Lt. Col in the United States Air Force would appear to be living her life out loud. She has gotten her second wind. If you consider the fact that she is a self-proclaimed Humorist (Stand Up…
Khrystine’s Page; #stayfrosty
Jul 23, 2019 • 25 min
At the young age of 20 yr, my beautiful, smart, articulate and talented niece, Khrystine, has already tasted betrayal, ostracism and learned some life lessons that will shape the rest of her life as an immigrant in the United States. In her interview she…
Antionette Page 1; All about deleting NEGATIVITY
Jul 23, 2019 • 36 min
Antoinette is originally from the Caribbean Islands, and currently living in Canada. She tells us a story about trials and survival. Suicide attempts and victory. “I must say, I don’t blame anybody” are her words when it comes to her circumstances and the…
Dr. Lulu’s Page; My Story, My Mission, My Passion, My Why
Jul 19, 2019 • 34 min
Hello and welcome to season 1, episode 1 of my brand new podcast, Suicide Pages. Ever since I was introduced to the world of podcasts a few years ago, I have always wanted to have my own. I have multiple ideas for podcasts, but this one idea has won as…
Suicide Pages Coming Soon: Trailer!
Jul 17, 2019 • 3 min
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