32-year-old Tiffany Thoelke was a rebellious teen who started using meth in 8th grade. A caring teacher helped change the course of her life. Then a tragic personal loss involving mental health and addiction propelled her into a new arena, that of helping to educate young people and develop social and emotional learning curriculum in schools. Now she’s completing her degree in addiction studies and psychology. She shares her incredible journey on this edition of Grieving Out Loud.
A woman’s journey from meth and tragedy to hope for others
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Angela Kennecke is a journalist who lost her 21-year-old daughter Emily to fentanyl poisoning on May 16, 2018. Angela is “grieving out loud” to try to put an end to this epidemic by stopping the stigma and promoting the treatment of substance use disorder as the disease it is. Anyone coping with loss and looking for inspiration can benefit from listening to this podcast.
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