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Suicide Pages with Dr. Lulu. The Podcast

79 EpisodesProduced by Uchenna Lizmay UmehWebsite

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 s… read more

79 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Dr. Lulu's Why Our Kids Kill Themselves

September 21st, 2020

44:15

This was a talk that I recorded for a virtual event hosted by the United Nations in Ghana earlier this year.

It was a pre-recorded event, and I essentially downloaded the audio version for you.

I decided it is very …

Covid-19 Doctor Chronicles: Dr. Yashika and Dr. Kay

September 15th, 2020

42:44

Dear Listeners,

This is a special episode of Suicide Pages.

One of two this week. Both dedicated to physician wellness during this pandemic.

Just last week another physician lost his life to suicide, bringing the number …

Covid - 19 Doctor Chronicles with Dr. Nkiru

September 15th, 2020

56:23

The second doctor this week is a pediatrician like me. 

A Nigerian like me, and an Igbo woman! She is an ER physician and shares her insights and her thoughts and of course, how she and her family are dealing with the …

Dr. Fernandez's Page: The Heart of a Pediatric Psychiatrist

September 8th, 2020

49:53

To this date, Dr. Fernandez is the one person that gets me!

He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and he gets it!

He talks about the COVID-19 and …

Nick's Page: Surviving Childhood Trauma, Becoming an Adult Bully, and Learning to Save Yourself

September 8th, 2020

42:03

It's officially National Suicide Awareness month!

What are you doing to ensure it is going to be a productive one?

This week, I present to you:

A writer. A video designer.  An author. 

A man who admits to childhood …

Leo's Page: 10 Things to Do Before You Kill Yourself

September 1st, 2020

1:11:15

Dear listener,

Who do you get when you mix a realist with an ardent reader and a comedian who also happens to struggle with depression and suicidal ideation?

Leo Flowers, that's who!

This week's guest was such a treat, …

Dr. Lulu's Sad Weekend Edition

September 1st, 2020

22:46

Like most well-meaning adults in today's world, the events of the past several weeks and months have been extremely challenging for me. This past …

Dr. Lulu's: Lean In, Tune In and Talk

September 1st, 2020

29:03

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 …

Andy Grant Talking to Black People in America (About Racial Disparities)

August 20th, 2020

1:05:10

Ladies and Gentlemen!

This is it right here!

This is one of the most in-depth conversations I have had this year so far!

My White brother, Andy, and two brand new Black Brothers Al and Will and I had an in-depth look …

Eric's Page: His COVID-19 Chronicles: From Near Death to 38 miles on his Bike!

August 20th, 2020

43:38

Ladies and Gentlemen, what happens when your "Flu-like" symptoms in the middle of May turn out to be, umm, COVID 19?!

Those of you who know Eric Rishi, know you are in for a treat any time he stops by!

Believe it or …

Dr. Torie Sepah's Page: A Psychiatrist, HIV and Suicide

August 11th, 2020

57:17

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is it right here!

I am so happy to share this interview with you all! Here is another female doctor with a passion for saving lives, and a woman who cares about suicide!

Dr. Torie Sepah is an …

Dr. Alauna's Page: Working in Trauma, Helping with Trauma: A Day in the Life of a Beautiful Heart

July 28th, 2020

54:09

Second Psychiatrist for the week! But this time, with a twist!

I present to you a trauma psychiatrist that is "educating the universe about …

Dr. Kuvy's Page part-1: From Generational Trauma to Saving Future Generations

July 28th, 2020

45:01

Ladies and Gentlemen, if I ever had a twin, I think I met her the day I interviewed one of this week's guests!

Her name is Dr. Kavethra and I …

Nneka's Page

July 22nd, 2020

41:55

This week's guest was an absolute delight in SO many ways!

Not only is she a fellow "mochalicious" female, but she is also a sister-doc, and most …

Dr. Lulu's Page: How to Control Your Anxiety, Book Launch and much more!

July 21st, 2020

26:25

In this episode, I talk about my upcoming book launch. My brand new book called "How to Teach Your Children About Racism", is out on Amazon and it is making waves!!

So far, it is number 1 in 3 categories and counting! …

Michelle W's Page 1; Surviving Incest, Betrayal, PTSD, and Still Standing

July 7th, 2020

36:56

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, …

Dr. Stem's Page: Life as a Parent and Teen Mental Health Warrior

July 1st, 2020

48:14

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 …

Rebecca's Page: Finding Freedom and Moving On After Your Son's Suicide.

July 1st, 2020

1:02:42

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 …

Real Talk with Black Men about Racism in America

June 26th, 2020

2:01:09

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 …

Luiza's Page: From Suicidal to Advocate (How to support suicidal persons).

June 26th, 2020

49:30

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 …

Jeneea Moore: Accepting a Diagnosis of Mental Illness and that Dreaded Concept, Colorism

June 16th, 2020

40:38

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 …

Candid Conversations with Men about Race in America: A MUST Listen!

June 16th, 2020

1:32:19

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 …

Dr. Tyler's Page: What is Suicidology? and the Power of Kindness

June 9th, 2020

51:14

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 …

For My Sons: #RIPGeorgeFloyd

June 2nd, 2020

24:04

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.

Andy's Page: When Multiple Suicide Attempts Just Ain't Enough

June 2nd, 2020

51:33

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 …

Dr. Esther's Page: Suicide is Closer to Us Than We Think

May 27th, 2020

44:34

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 …

Margarita's Page: "You Can't Give Something That You Don't Have"

May 27th, 2020

46:16

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 …

McKenzie's Page -2: Growing up Ostracized, Exploited and Feeling All Alone

May 20th, 2020

1:15:09

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 …

Mari's Page: Surviving a Suicide Loss and Traumatic Childhood Tainted by Self-harm.

May 20th, 2020

34:16

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 …

Chris' Page Pt - 1: Smiling, Reaching Out and Saving Lives

May 12th, 2020

1:11:15

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 …

Mckenzie's Page: Surviving Self Hate

May 12th, 2020

57:33

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, …

Sherna's Page: From "Bastard" to Author and Social Worker

May 5th, 2020

49:34

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 …

Rishi Eric is Back! This time, he is "riding 39 to 50 miles post Covid-19"

May 5th, 2020

43:46

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 …

The Covid - 19 Episode and Other Stories

April 16th, 2020

31:14

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 …

Heather's Page Pt-2 The Doctor at the ED

April 7th, 2020

34:06

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 …

Heather's Page Pt 1: When you are the doctor the patient sees at the ED

March 31st, 2020

33:34

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 …

Meagan's Page Part 1: Handling Sibling Suicide Loss

March 24th, 2020

52:37

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 …

Papa's Page Part 1: Surviving a Traumatic Childhood as a Gay Black Nigerian American Boy

March 17th, 2020

38:16

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, …

Joanne's Page part 1: Sharing secrets to set us free

March 3rd, 2020

27:32

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, …

Zaakirah's Page: Living with adversity aka when life gives you lemons

February 25th, 2020

55:53

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 …

Eric's Page Part 3: Mindfulness as a tool for Suicide Prevention

February 11th, 2020

38:03

In continuation of our mindfulness series, we listen to our teacher and yoga instructor, Eric. 

He continues to deconstruct mindfulness in today's …

Eric's Page Part-2: Mindfulness as a Suicide Prevention Tool

February 4th, 2020

43:34

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 …

Kevin's Page: Therapy Shatters. The Mind Remembers. How many masks can one man wear?

January 28th, 2020

52:26

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 …

Corina's Page: "Decide today that YOU ARE ENOUGH..."

January 21st, 2020

44:59

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 …

Hayley's Page; From crippling social anxiety disorder to director and coach

January 14th, 2020

48:51

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. …

Regena's Page: The "Gift" of Depression and Suicidal Ideation

January 7th, 2020

55:44

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 …

End of Year Party, 2019... Celebrating 3000 Downloads and a Huge Thank You!

December 31st, 2019

29:21

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 …

Winnie's Page; Living Positively, Learning to live our lives and allowing for frequent edits as we go.

December 24th, 2019

48:45

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 …

My Brand New Book! A Teen's Life.

December 17th, 2019

18:03

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 …

Dr. Leah's Page: Hit the RESET button

December 10th, 2019

51:35

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 …

Angel's Page Part 2: "From Victim to Victory"

December 3rd, 2019

56:28

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 …

Angel's Page Part 1: "Depression and Suicidal Ideations were my constant companions"

November 26th, 2019

40:40

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 …

B Lee's Page; Hands to Make, Mold and Mend (and might I add, Motivate) Lives.

November 19th, 2019

39:10

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. …

12 Myths About Suicide; Let's bring in dem myth busters

November 13th, 2019

45:45

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 …

Seema's Page; When it takes 12 different doctors to make a diagnosis

November 5th, 2019

40:14

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 …

Nya's Page; "God uses infections to get your attention"

October 29th, 2019

39:37

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 …

Anthony's Page: Life After Losing Your Baby... #keeppushing

October 29th, 2019

31:52

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 …

The Thank You Episode 20!!; #Gratitude - Always remember to give thanks!

October 22nd, 2019

27:30

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 …

Sydney's Page; There is NO "look" of depression, but there is a "face"...

October 22nd, 2019

44:47

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 …

Torriel's Page; The first of a few Unicorns...

October 15th, 2019

35:43

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 …

Andrea's Page; Dealing with Grief and Loss

October 8th, 2019

46:49

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 …

D'Tondja's Page. Life after Five; the Power of Determination and Prayer

October 1st, 2019

25:03

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 …

Suicide and Your Teen, 13 Reasons Why

September 24th, 2019

43:28

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 …

Sharon K. Edward's Page - 1; When Grandma is also an Activist!

September 17th, 2019

42:53

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 …

Vicki's Page Part 1; Do you ever feel like YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH?

September 10th, 2019

45:26

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. …

Beth's Page; ...Are you feeling like a functionally broken and displaced person? Are you tying your worth to $$?

September 3rd, 2019

40:36

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 …

Debbie's Page; "Allowing herself to be a victim"

August 27th, 2019

36:48

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 …

Bullying and Suicide, the 411

August 20th, 2019

47:35

 

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 …

Eric's Page, Pt 1; A visionary, a friend, lots of pain...an overall good man

August 13th, 2019

45:03

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 …

Estelle's Page; A story of Heartache, Pain, and Self-destruction, then, TRIUMPH!

August 6th, 2019

38:32

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. …

Kristin's Pages - Part 1; A Doctor with A GOOD Heart

July 30th, 2019

34:46

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 …

Wendy's Pages - Part 1; How early in age can we become aware that we are unhappy?

July 30th, 2019

23:55

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 …

What is Suicide?

July 23rd, 2019

37:24

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 …

Khrystine's Page; #stayfrosty

July 23rd, 2019

25:53

At the young age of 20 yr, my beautiful, smart, articulate and talented niece, Khrystine, has already tasted betrayal, ostracism and learned some …

Lynette Charity, MD, Page 1; Standing at the edge of the bridge, she heard a voice...

July 23rd, 2019

37:50

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 …

Antionette Page 1; All about deleting NEGATIVITY

July 23rd, 2019

36:53

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 …

Melanie, Page 1; ...an attempt to get away from it all...

July 23rd, 2019

34:54

 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 …

Dr. Lulu's Page; My Story, My Mission, My Passion, My Why

July 19th, 2019

34:51

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 …

Suicide Pages Coming Soon: Trailer!

July 17th, 2019

3:57

An ultra-brief intro to the podcast!

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