Mental Health: Hope and Recovery

Mental Health: Hope and Recovery

We live in recovery. So can you.

Helen Sneed and Valerie Milburn have both fought and overcome severe, chronic mental illnesses, and offer an insider’s approach to mental health. They share inspirational true stories and a host of recovery skills. Episodes examine conditions such as depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and other major illnesses. You’ll learn about treatment options, coping skills, goal setting, relationships, and mindfulness. Helen and Valerie are your peers. They are not a substitute for qualified counseling or other mental health resources. They are not professionals, but they are experts through their own lived experience with multiple mental health conditions. Please join them on their journey.

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Welcome To Our Podcast

Valerie and Helen address the needs and questions raised by all those affected by a mental health condition. Their podcast serves individuals with mental health challenges; their families, friends, and caregivers; and doctors and therapists. Through their hard won knowledge, Valerie and Helen provide wide-ranging, invaluable information on this complex subject and its powerful impact on the lives of millions.

    Episodes Offer:

  • Insiders' true stories of recovery
  • A host of skills and strategies
  • Cutting-edge knowledge about various mental illnesses
  • Breakthroughs in the psychiatric field for researching, understanding, and treating these disorders

    Helen and Valerie's wealth of hope is based on their many years as living proof that individuals can build rich, rewarding lives despite the profound challenges of mental health conditions.

We live in recovery. So can you. 

            Signal Awards Winner!

Helen and Valerie are thrilled to announce that Mental Health: Hope and Recovery has won both a Bronze Award and a Listener's Choice Award in the national Signal Awards. The Signal Awards honor and celebrate those who raise the bar in the podcasting industry.

They are especially grateful that the episode Parenting Skills for Symptomatic Parents has been honored with this award, because this episode offers skills for the inexhaustible challenges of parenting while struggling with a mental health condition.

Please access this valuable resource for parents and other family members on our Episode page, and listen now!



Latest Episodes

The Healing Synergy of Creativity and Recovery
November 14, 2023

The Healing Synergy of Creativity and Recovery

In ancient times, the prevailing belief was that madness and creativity were sublime gifts from the gods. Who knew the opposite would prove to be true today? Creativity and art are reliant on mental health, mental health is reliant on creativity and art. In this exciting episode, Valerie and Helen r...

The Need for Grit and Determination in Achieving Recovery
September 29, 2023

The Need for Grit and Determination in Achieving Recovery

Who knew grit and determination could be so essential to the pursuit and achievement of recovery from mental health issues? Valerie and Helen begin with a brilliant book, "Grit," by Angela Duckworth, and go on to explore the impact of grit on mental health. They begin with the basic definition: "Gri...

Powerful Stories of Recovery: The Journeys of Stacy and Kimberly
August 26, 2023

Powerful Stories of Recovery: The Journeys of Stacy and Kimberly

If you're searching for inspiration and uplift, look no further. Valerie and Helen will provide you with an escape from the doldrums needed by all of us after a long, hot summer. In this episode, two extraordinary guests, Kimberly and Stacy, tell their powerful stories of recovery from mental health...

What Our Listeners Say

"Thank you for the timely reminder that every day there is HOPE, there is HEALING, and there is LIFE!" - Karin M.


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for or to be relied upon as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This website is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any health-related questions you may have.