We interview Tracey Maxfield in this episode. I have not seen the passion for a cause like you will find in Tracey Maxfield and her Bullying platform in several years. I enjoyed the talk I had with Tracey and found new optimism for our youth. We need to find more people with as much vigor as you will find in Tracey as she addresses the delicate subjects that she tackles. We love seeing people ensure a bright future for all children with no side agenda attached this is exactly what you find in Tracey Maxfield. You can find all of the supporting information along with our supplemented video for this episode on our website:
Tracey Maxfield Biography
Tracey Maxfield is a nurse with over 36 years’ experience. She is certified in gerontology and dementia care and is a regular guest on the well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Hope For the Caregiver on WLAC and iHeart Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the Okanagan. B.C.
Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015. After enduring years of intense workplace stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before.
Encouraged by a psychologist, Tracey started a Blog, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my life with depression, to better help her friends understand her depression. Over time, Tracey began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression.
Since the release of her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression (www.traceymaxfield.com), Tracey has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools. She has met with teenagers ages 11 to 15 years to talk about bullying and mental illness and has appeared on numerous podcasts in the USA, Canada and UK, live radio shows and ABC KOMO News 4, KSHV 45, and NBC News 6 television shows. In June, Tracey was featured in a series of articles by HelloCare magazine in Australia.
In September, Tracey embarked on a new life journey, she sold her home, donated most of her possessions to various charities and made a commitment to try and make a difference in the world and is spending six months traveling in the USA, talking about mental illness and bullying in children and teenagers. Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey.
Tracey completed the Global 7/7 Challenge and recorded 7 days/7 videos on mental illness https://www.traceymaxfield.fyi.to/changingthefaceofmentalillness and bullying in children and teenagers https://www.traceymaxfield.fyi.to/helptraceystopbullying. Tracey recently appeared on radio and TV in Kansas and Tennessee and was one of the ‘Break Out’ presenters at the TEACH 2019 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. In May/June, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, Tracey will be traveling to Texas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee for media appearances and to give presentations to schools. In July and August, she will be in the UK.
Born in Wales, U.K. Tracey moved to Canada in 1987. She currently lives in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is her first book and has received international rave reviews. It is available at Barnes & Noble, www.BOL.com, www.BookDepositorycom, and on Amazon in soft cover, Kindle, and audiobook.