Almost Losing Someone to Suicide and Dealing with Depression (Shin Kicking Mondays)

I hijacked my own platform to talk about depression and suicide prevention; something many people are uncomfortable talking about still to this day.

Back in 2011, a close friend at the time nearly took their own life. I read the suicide letter–it shocked me to the core. At the time, there weren’t a lot of people talking about depression openly. So I didn’t know how to deal with it both as a friend and someone who has suffered from bouts of manic depression herself.

Then I met Amy Clover, founder of Strong Inside Out, in 2013. She was on a mission to bring 30 donation-based fitness bootcamps to 30 cities across the continent to spread hope for depression and suicide prevention. All I could think to myself was Wow, I wish I had something like Strong Inside Out sooner. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with depression or talking about suicide, hope is coming to a city near you. I’ve dedicated this episode to support strongies like you get the help you need.

Watch the video (uncensored & unedited)

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I love my body. I love my body. I love my body. – @StrongInsideOut #siotour #shinkickingmon (click to tweet)


As Amy Clover taught me last year when we first met in person during her 30×30 Project and again when we featured her on The Shut Up Show:

Everyone struggles. It’s okay to not be okay because we all are.

Rather than me regurgitating in writing what it means to be strong inside out, take a look and listen to Amy Clover as she shares her powerful words about reaching the 30th birthday she almost didn’t have:

Want to spread hope for depression and suicide prevention?

There are 3 ways you can help:

  1. Share Strong Inside Out Tour with your network, friends or family
  2. Make a contribution if this message speaks to you
  3. Get involved if you’re in any of the cities on the map


Shin Kicking Mondays (The Shut Up Show’s free weekly coaching series) will help you kick start the week with more confidence and a great mental attitude! You’ll be so inspired to jump out of bed and get shit done. By the week’s end, you’ll already be looking forward to next Monday.

Every Monday we deliver a swift kick to the shins with FREE COACHING to help you:

  • Do work you love while making an impact in the world.
  • Stand out and get noticed by like-minded and like-hearted peeps.
  • Attract more paying clients to help you build a steady income stream.