Your Voices of Hope with Michelle Beyer

Your Voices of Hope with Michelle Beyer

Host Michelle Beyer provides timely and intimate interviews with individual heroes who have overcome life-threatening challenges like alcohol and opiate addiction, homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence & mental illness.

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February 4, 2021 55 min

Becky lost her daughter and is  now raising her grandchild..

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Amy was mentally and physically abused by her mentally ill father, and beat so badly that she is still suffering from her head  injuries today.  But, that is not going to stop Amy from accomplishing her college goals and continuing her successful career in body art.  She is also a loving mother to a teenage son.

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Michael tried other ways to get sober such as 12 step programs, going to AA, and rehab, but then a friend introduced him to Smart Recovery. 
A recovery program that gets to the root of your addiction not just telling you to stay away from your addiction. 

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We are supposed to be loved and cared for when we are born and most of us are. We are supposed by be he shining star of our parent's eye, but not Rita.

Her mother left her at the hospital when she was born; unwanted.

Hear Michelle's Interview with Rita

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There are over 500,000  homeless people in America, and according to Housing and Urban Development, (HUD) 2017 report over 194,000 Americans will be sleeping on the street tonight. 

Julie is the executive director for and organization in Stark County Ohio That takes people off the street and puts them into their own place is trying to combat those numbers. Is it working? Are those numbers going down?

 What can you do when you see som...

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August 3, 2020 50 min

Becca (not her real name) shares her story of her own father abusing her; forcing her into a cult; and then marrying a man when she was just 15 years old.

Becca was so depressed at one point that she tried to take her own life.  We will learn how she overcame these tragic circumstances are is now working hard to put it her life back together again.

 

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July 25, 2020 40 min

John set fire to almost 10 houses, had 5 prison numbers, addiction, homelessness. He will tell you about his remarkable journey to success.

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Diane Mang will tell you how she once dreamed of killing people in her dreams and counting 5's so that she wouldn't follow through.

Being diagnosed with  Bipolar I, with psychotic features, and also OCD, doesn't have to be the end of the world.

Today, she is living a normal healthy life, .

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 Tanisha was raped at the age of 9 by a family member.  She was pregnant at 13 by her cousin's husband. T  For for the next 10 years she lived in an abusive relationship.  Tanisha has a remarkable story about leaving and starting a new life that must be heard by anyone struggling through difficult, abusive relationships..  

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Michelle interviews Heather Slaughter, who was once kidnapped, held hostage, raped and beaten for 2 1/2 days by a man she knew.  A year later and he has still not been jailed for this offense.  Hear how Heather is fighting for justice, not only for herself, but for other women.. 

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Couldn't attend her 9-year-old's spelling Bee because she was home on the couch nursing a hangover.

Today with over 16 years of sobriety Anne Marie is a Chemical Dependency Counselor. 

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Kay Raga Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for 
Stark County. Michelle talked to Kay on Stigmas, family, the impact of Coranavirus, and what is happening at the local NAMI.


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This week's episode we hear Michelle interviewing Robin Holland.  Robin is the System Navigator for NAMI of Stark County.  

What will we learn today?  How a woman worked hard through very difficult circumstances -- remained sober and now works for NAMI.

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Moving 21 times and going to 14 different schools, Corey didn’t understand her mother’s mental illness.  

Corey tells Michelle Beyer in this compelling interview that life is always full of obstacles and roadblocks, but we are the drivers on the road to our own destiny.  Attorney and published author Corey Minor Smith shares her triumphant story of how, with supportive family and friends, she propelled forward in the face of signifi...

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Michelle interviews a friend from her childhood, Linda Petra.  Linda lost her 22-year-old son to a heroin overdose in 2016. 

This is the story that everyone needs to hear about a mothers pain; a broken family; and a son who left behind an 8-month-old baby.


 

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In this intimate and shocking interview you'll meet Kalin Scarbury, who, at the tender age of 12, was raped and beaten by her own father---while her stepmother both helped and watched.

 No therapist knew how to treat her.

She shares the horrific story of her tragedies and triumphs with Michelle.

 


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Michelle interviews James Fye.  James began his drinking at age 12 --- hanging with college students in the dorms of the University of Kentucky.

With almost ten years of sobriety behind him now, James now leads an AA meeting for cigar-smokers, as well as managing a detox center in Ohio.

 

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In this moving episode, Michelle interviews Julie Johnson.   Hers is a story of overcoming both domestic violence abuse and her own addictions.

She fought back --and it's one wild and triumphant comeback.

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Krystal Kramer began her downward spiral with alcohol and drug abuse.  She now works hard helping others in a prison ministry.   Host Michelle Beyer talks with Krystal  about her story of how one prayer changed her life forever.  

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