Mental Health Verses Podcast November 29, 2021

In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Mike Billoni, writer, baseball aficionado and former Buffalo Bisons General Manager, and mental health advocate. Mike shares his story of his near-death experience after being hit on his bike by a drunk driver which led to the development of his own mental health challenge.

The songs Mike discusses on this episode that support his mental health are:

Paperback Writer by The Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney – single released on May 30th 1966

Born in the U.S.A by Bruce Springsteen from the album of the same name released on June 4th, 1984

Street Fighting Man by the Rolling Stones written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the album Beggars Banquet released on December 6th, 1968

Mental Health Resources

You can join the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition at

If you are in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 that’s 1-800-273-TALK or you can text HELP to 741741.

And finally, if you’re looking for additional mental health resources, including an anonymous mental health screening tool visit Mental Health America’s website at

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I'm a mental health advocate, educator, and TEDx speaker. I also am a featured columnist for BP magazine, I have lived with bipolar disorder since 1981 and I'm in long-term recovery from addiction. I host the program, Mental Health Verses on the SUNY Buffalo State radio station, WBNY 91.3 FM

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