Great Minds with Lost&Found Podcast: Storytelling and Mental Health

Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
In this episode, Lost&Found kicks off the third iteration of their 30 Days 30 Stories project for National Suicide Prevention Month. The project tells the stories of 30 South Dakotans living with mental illness, grief, or loss and demonstrates how storytelling is a critical part of suicide prevention. Host Joel Kaskinen chats with Lost&Found’s Director of Communications, Heidi Marttila-Losure, about the importance of storytelling, why stories, matter, and how humans connect through stories to grow, heal, learn, teach, and so much more.

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