TAP 047 - Mike Veny on Transforming Stigma

Summary:

In this episode I talk to Mike Veny about Transforming Stigma.  Mike is a professional mental health speaker and advocate who believes that there is some considerable upside when dealing with Anxiety & Depression.

Mike Veny – founder of TransformingStigma.Com – is a sought after mental health stigma expert, keynote speaker, and professional drummer. He delivers entertaining, engaging, and educational experiences to conferences and events throughout the world.

After suffering from a devastating mental health breakdown in August of 2011, Mike made the decision to use his speaking and drumming skills to serve others. As a person who painfully struggles with mental health challenges every day, he is committed to transforming the stigma surrounding mental health into strength.

Episode Links:

http://www.transformingstigma.com/

Mike's Ted talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nma0Gey-KEU

 

In this particular episode you will learn:

- How mental health challenges can allow you to learn a lot about yourself

- How when Mike started understanding his mental health issues it made him better at his job

- Why it's hard for men to talk about their feelings

- At some point you have to make a decision to move forward

- How addressing your mental health challenges will not only help you recover but will also give you an overall better life

- How when Mike reached out for help he was asked to be a speaker at a conference

- The best way to influence someone else is to take care of yourself

- Mike's tips on public speaking

 

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