Rachael Siddoway: How is a child’s mental health tied to their parent’s mental health?
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Rachael Siddoway is an award-winning and best-selling author despite being diagnosed with severe Dyslexia at age eight. Her first book, An Impossible life, is a best seller and an Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Winner. Her second book, An Impossible Wife, is a Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Winner. Rachael has been interviewed in all 50 states on local and national news, including CBS This Morning and The Tamron Hall Show. Rachael has traveled the country speaking with organizations, mental health advocacy groups, government officials, and media outlets about her family’s personal experiences with mental health struggles and about the stigmas that surround mental illness. She is an author, keynote speaker, and mental health advocate. Rachael graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Art Education. A lover of cats and poetry, she lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Brett and daughter, Indigo.
In episode 345 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like growing up with dyslexia, how Rachael started writing novels at age 12, when she first noticed a problem with her mom’s mental health, how a child’s mental health is tied to their parent’s mental health, how a parent can ensure their child’s mental health, what it was like to collaborate with her mom on the book “An Impossible Life”, what readers will learn in the next book to be released called “An Impossible Childhood”, what resources college students should use if they or another student on campus that they care for needs help, and how we create a culture of mental wellness on college campuses. Enjoy!