Just a quick note on today’s show, as the conversation does involve a discussion about a suicide attempt. You may want to take that into account when deciding whether to listen. Most of the episode is actually quite upbeat and occasionally silly.
Hysteria Radio Podcast host, musician, poet and mental health advocate Joseph Fusaro joins Karen for sugar-free milkshakes and an honest conversation about flirting with death, clinging to life, and all the emotional adventures in between. Joe takes us through his own personal journey, and talks about his work exploring the intersection between creativity and mental health. Karen asks him to explore what a farewelling celebration in his honor might be like (hint: there’s a cool road trip involved!).
Rediscovering a Passion for Living Life to the Fullest
We welcome Hysteria Radio’s Joseph Fusaro for a funny--and frank--conversation about his experience with mental illness, drugs and a post-breakup suicide attempt, and how coming through it all has shifted his perspective on living (ummm, he’s obsessed with it!). The chat ranges from “mushroom suit” burials to the FBI body farm, and the difficulty of saying farewell to a pet. Joe encourages us all to remember good times with loved ones while they are still here and to do what you love, not necessarily what others would love for you to do.
Joe is a musician and a poet, too. Check out his super-cool farewelling playlist here.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available. Please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website or call them toll free at 800-273-8255.