Episode 16

Jerome's Story: From Surviving to Thriving

Published on: 25th August, 2021

Too often people stay silent in their struggles due to fear: fear of feeling like a failure, fear of rejection, fear of being judged, or fear of the unknown.Jerome's story is all too familiar to approx. 72% of males in the United States who don't seek mental health treatment, with the percentages higher for African American males. In this episode Jerome discusses what it was like for him dealing with work stress, toxic relationships, impulsive life decisions, military life, unsupportive environment, stigmas, anxiety, and depression all while attempting to solve issues on his own, and where it led. Jerome describes hitting rock bottom with a mental break that almost cost him everything. He reached out to a friend who could connect him with help and since then he has thrived. He shares with us the fear of seeking help, the most effective skills and tools he learned, and how his life is now all from making 1 phone call. If you are struggling and need help there are resources for you, including Traumagility. Make the call we are on standby and ready to help. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency dial 911 and the operator can send support immediately.

To contact Jerome: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerome.beasleyiii


Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

To find a therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Mental Health Texting apps: 




Addiction help: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Mental health NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Mental health NIMH Helpline: (866) 615-6464

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Navigating trauma
Trauma sucks. This podcast will identify types of trauma and give tips to help navigate through it all from a trauma therapist. I'm on a mission to help one million people start healing past wounds!

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Hayley Adams

My name is Hayley Adams, CMHC, LPC, CCTP. I am a retired Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran and licensed therapist. I graduated in 2017 from Thomas University with a Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. I also have credentials in trauma treatment. I understand trauma from both personal and professional lenses. My behavioral health background began 15 years ago on a volunteer basis where I worked with Native American tribes to provide mental health support to teen mothers. From there, my passion for people began to grow full force. I got my start as a therapist working in a Therapeutic Community (TC) in a prison providing rehabilitation services. I went on to work for a few dual diagnosis centers working in addictions after that. I then branched out and began curriculum development writing therapeutic content for three distinguished dual diagnosis centers. Wanting to broaden my horizons, I worked for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). There, I specialized in working with first responders, trauma cases, crisis care, and family issues. My love for people didn’t stop growing there. I wanted to help more individuals on a wider scale. As a result I started the Traumagility podcast and coaching academy. I’m on a mission to help at least ONE MILLION individuals find healing in their lives.