This week, we are on a mission with Taylor James for some real, frank, and honest discussions about the importance of open conversations surrounding mental health.
We get brutally honest about our own experiences with mental health and the unspoken challenges people face when they reach out for support to no avail. The societal pressure we face to appear "put together" is real. In this week's episode, we discuss how to avoid the very real danger of comparing ourselves to others and the constant need for validation that we've been programmed to chase.
Taylor's story is laced with tragedy, resilience, and inspiration. Now an award-winning podcaster, he uses his platform as a much-needed force for positivity.
"I'm so tired of this kind of generation of thinking, like we have to impress people. I'm going to do what I need to do that makes me feel better."
"I don't need to be told what to do. I just need to be told that in some shape or form I'm gonna be okay and what I'm feeling right now isn't going to last forever."
"If you've not had any experience of mental health or been as far as to have those extreme dark thoughts, perhaps you might not have thought about it in that way."
"I just don't want to be part of that. I think it's almost a bit of a toxic culture"
On A Mission - https://omny.fm/shows/on-a-mission