Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series, welcomed to the podcast on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Dr. Samantha Ruth. Dr. Ruth is a Psychologist, Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Host of The Be Ruthless Show, a podcast dedicated to Making Noise and Breaking Stigmas. She helps people around the world turn their pain into their power by guiding them to be their true selves not who they think they need to be, by embracing their differences and recognizing that their perceived weaknesses are their biggest strengths, and by living life on their own terms.
Dr. Ruth’s mission is to change the way the world views both grief and mental health, so people can speak about whatever issues they have and get the help they not only need but deserve without fear of judgment, labels, and repercussions.
Dr. Ruth is the proud founder of Griefhab, a 24/7 community open to anyone who has experienced a loss. After personally living through this, Sam realized just how much support she needed on a daily basis. She vowed to create these services so that others would have more support available in their times of need.
Dr. Ruth breaks down the stigma from a very personal and authentic perspective. As she wrote on this topic in her book, Permission Granted (along with other amazing co-authors), she shared that as a trained medical professional she had all the tools; she knows exactly what to do; yet after suffering the loss of her soul mate and husband, everyday life was beyond extremely hard (Dr. Ruth goes into great detail.)
Dr. Ruth also shared that for those suffering and want to reach out for assistance, there is a Suicide and Crisis Lifeline available 24 hours per day. You can text or dial 988, or to reach them online:
Of course, you may want to also connect directly with Dr. Ruth. Please contact her directly through her website. Please also feel free to check out her various other social media platforms:
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Let me know what you thought of today’s episode. Also, do you have a story you want to share? Your story is meant to be shared - honor your journey and while inspiring others! If you are interested in sharing your story, please go to my website and “register as a guest”.
Thank you Dr. Samantha Ruth for sharing your story - wishing you much success on your upcoming book: “Dear Younger Self” - Such an amazing conversation today even with all of the technical issues! “Truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/janis-melillo7/message