I Need Blue

I turned around to see a masked man pointing a gun at me. It was just the beginning of a series of events, including robbery and abduction, which changed my life forever. I Need Blue, hosted by Jen Lee, is a podcast series featuring lived-experiences from survivors of life events. I NEED BLUE creates space for survivors of trauma to feel they BELONG, are LOVED, UNDERSTOOD and EMPOWERED! I called 9-1-1 and they provided me with life-saving directions to help my customer who was having a medical emergency. Law enforcement rescued us and caught the robber. Our first-responders face unique traumas every day. I NEED BLUE provides space for them too!


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 65 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 29 minutes


episode 22: Revealing Childhood Secrets: Why Telling Could Save a Life


Meet Darleen, a woman with a moving and inspiring story. Her early years were tinged with the confusion of secrets that didn't quite sit right. At the tender age of 10, she was entrusted with a dark secret - a secret that forced her to grapple with adult issues way before her time. She eventually found the courage to break her silence, a decision that changed her life and left an indelible mark on her consciousness...



episode 20: A 9/11 Survivor's Journey: Uncovering the Profound Impact of Small Decisions with Charlie

What if a seemingly small decision could change your life forever? In this gripping podcast, Charlie shares his journey from a successful Wall Street professional to a filmmaker, exploring the profound impact of his choices along the way. 

 September 11th, 2001, and the attacks on the World Trade Center is a day Charlie will never forget. He shares the "survivor guilt" many felt and continue to feel today...



episode 19: Surviving a Rapist While in Turkey: Jennifer's Healing Journey

Prepare to be riveted as the brave Jennifer, a sexual assault survivor, unravels the story of her grim ordeal in far-off Turkey. Working abroad, Jennifer was in a dire situation with a man she initially considered a friend. He deceived and delivered her to a monster who attempted to rape her.   
 Her story is not only a testament to her resilience, but it also stands as a beacon of hope for survivors globally...



episode 18: Healing and Forgiveness After Childhood Sexual Abuse: Julie Jacky, EFT Tapping and Healing the Wounds of the Past

Her childhood was stolen from her, leaving her struggling to trust and love. But Julie Jacky found a way to break free from the chains of her past 

How do we confront and heal from the painful experiences of our past? Julie Jackie, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and author of the book 'On the Other Side,' joins us to share her inspirational journey towards healing and forgiveness...


 2023-08-14  39m

episode 17: Healing from Sexual Assault & the Murder of Her Brother: Dharasena's Fight for Justice

Her strength was tested by sexual assault and the murder of her brother, but what happened next was the unexpected twist that left us in awe. You won't believe how Dharasena found healing and forgiveness in the face of unimaginable adversity.
 God brought you and me here today for me to release this forgiveness onto you so that we both can heal from this event. ~ Dharasena
To reach out to Dharasena, email:  journey2overcome@gmail...


 2023-07-31  40m

Trailer: Season 3 Navigating Life's Tapestry through I Need Blue

Official trailer of I Need Blue 

In the grand tapestry of life, we all have tales to share. Threads woven together by our shared experiences of triumphs, traumas, and everything in between. I Need Blue is your platform to hear these profound narratives unfold, one episode at a time...


 2023-07-23  1m

episode 16: Dr. Marianne Thomas Reveals Her Trafficking Story and How To Escape The Darkness

We can change the world if we all take a stand and say, 'This is not okay.' - Dr Marianne Thomas

Are you a survivor of human trafficking seeking hope and healing? If you've been told to forgive and forget simply, but are still struggling with the trauma you've endured, this episode is for you. Join us as we explore the inspiring journey of Dr. Marianne Thomas and learn about the true path to healing after facing the horrors of exploitation...


 2023-07-17  48m

episode 15: Why Laughter is Key to Your Healing Journey: Ron Culberson

"Humor gives us a break from the stress. So if we're in this state of stress and we have a chance to laugh, that's a momentary break and that's helpful and healthy and healing." - Ron Culberson

Ron Culberson was always the class clown in school, making people laugh through creative announcements. After graduating college, Ron was curious and began researching the psychology of humor, eventually becoming an expert in it...


 2023-07-03  37m

episode 14: A Powerful Voice Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma Survivors- Ann Marie Conklin

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Ann Marie Conklin, a resilient survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma, joins Jen Lee on the podcast to share her powerful journey for the first time. Ann Marie has dedicated her life to helping others, obtaining two master's degrees in psychology and becoming a licensed psychotherapist. Her expertise and experience in helping abuse victims make her a compassionate and knowledgeable advocate for those in need...


 2023-06-19  50m

episode 13: S3 Ep13 Surviving a Stalker: My Chilling Encounter

Bonus episode
 This is my story. The third one, to be precise. I decided to read a story from my book, Why I Survived, by Jennifer Lee. It was published in February 2023.
 "Never apologize to anyone for trusting your gut" ~ Jennifer Lee
 During a break, a man approached me and asked about my podcast. 

“I’m a survivor of armed robbery and abduction and started my podcast to create a place where survivors of life events can share their stories...


 2023-06-05  18m