September 12, 2023 / 46 min

Episode 51: ABOVE THE ASHES – A Journey of Resilience and Recovery with Kevin Conley

In this powerful episode of the ‘Let’s Dig In Podcast,’ we explore a story of resilience, courage, and the fight against mental illness with Kevin Conley, a Wildland Firefighter who battled depression and a severe panic disorder. This episode is more than just a recount of Kevin’s journey; it is an insight into the strength of the human spirit and the struggle to regain control over one’s mind.

Mental illness is a battle that many face daily, and Kevin’s story is one of determination and hope. Faced with the debilitating effects of depression and panic disorder, Kevin decided to take control of his life and embarked on a transformative journey. Riding his bicycle 3,500 miles across the country in 47 days, with his puppy, Rocky, by his side, Kevin set out to find peace, clarity, and to conquer the demons that had haunted him for so long.

In this episode, we delve deep into Kevin’s journey, the challenges he faced, and how he ultimately triumphed over his mental illness. His story is a testament to the power of determination, the importance of self-care, and the incredible strength that lies within us all.

Now, as an advocate for mental health, Kevin strives to help others find their path to recovery. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about resilience, recovery, and the importance of addressing mental health head-on.

Only on the ‘Let’s Dig In Podcast’ – where we challenge the status quo and uncover stories that inspire us to live our best lives.