Episode 9

Published on:

8th Feb 2022

"Back from the Brink: An Honest Conversation on Teenage Suicide, Mental Health & The Love of God & Family Making the Difference" w/Shannon Monet

Shannon Monet is fifteen years old and wants to carry the light into the darkness. She is a leader of the next generation and wants to change the world.

At the age of eleven, she was on the brink of ending her own life. Fear, depression, loneliness, and darkness had settled in on her, and she believed life was not worth living. Suicide seemed like the only solution. Through a life-changing encounter with God and the love of her family, she was able to overcome her feelings of hopelessness.

Shannon is exceptionally articulate and shares her story with stunning honesty.

It is rare to hear a fifteen-year-old express what life is like for them in this world. Shannon will pull back the curtain on social media, music, friendships, and many of the pressures that come with being a teenager today. She gives clear advice about teenage culture and provides understanding to help with mental and emotional health.

Today, her life is devoted to helping people see the other side of suicide, the love of God, and being confident in who they are.

This is an episode we all need to hear.


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About the Podcast

Life & Leadership w/Daniel Kitchel
Connecting life and leadership today so that you can flourish tomorrow.
The connections between life and leadership are deep. The design of each show is to explore those connections by interviewing inspiring and compelling people. Our guests will share gripping stories, life lessons, and expertise in their own experiences. Whether you are a leader of hundreds, working to lead your family, or simply want to take ownership of your personal life - this podcast is made just for you. We believe we can help you lead with love so that you will love to lead.

About your host

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Daniel Kitchel

For 16 years, Daniel has been the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Cross Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Additionally, he has been a public school teacher and football coach for 13 years. Daniel has no greater passion than people knowing the love of Christ and letting that change everything.

He is married to his creative and beautiful wife, Jessica. Together, they have two wonderful daughters named Abi (13) and Evie (7) and a rambunctious son named Welles (2).

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Sociology.