Hannah Storm: Little Earthquakes

In sharing her story, Headlines Network Founder Hannah Storm empowers us all to share ours.

“If I go into a therapy session, and they’re like, ‘Let’s talk about x,'” she says, “I’m like, ‘And let’s talk about all the other letters in the alphabet.'”

The host of the Behind The Headlines podcast, and outspoken mental health advocate, Hannah Storm is, above all, as Fred Rogers would say, a Helper.

Every day, she is on the frontlines of assuring that The Fourth Estate – the men and women in conflict zones and computers around the world who are as much as five times more likely to suffer the impacts of trauma – is well enough to protect nothing less essential than truth and democracy.

In addition to being an outspoken advocate, developing training materials and leading workshops around the world, her Behind The Headlines podcast features seasoned journalists like RTE’s Mark Little, Sky News’ Stuart Ramsay and the BBC’s Marianna Spring, sharing their experiences, challenges, and how they have managed their mental health. 

“We wanted to create a space where people felt able to talk if they wanted to, and also to promote more open conversations about mental health and journalism,” she says.

In this week’s Friends & Neighbors podcast, Hannah checks in from her home north of London to discuss her early career at BBC, Reuters and Channel 4, her experience with journalism safety and wellness, and her own healing journey.

“Sometimes you can’t see the sun behind the clouds,” she says. “But the sun does come out.”

Listen to theFriends & Neighbors podcast on Apple, Spotify or wherever you find podcasts.

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