Eric Kussin, the founder of the organization and global mental health movement #SameHere, joins us today for part one of an extraordinary two-part episode. This interview will conclude with a bonus episode so tune in to episode 69!
With suicides at a 30-year high and drug abuse out of control, Eric recognized the need for change in messaging. As a marketing, psychology, and sports fan, Eric combined all three to reach out to people to discuss how they could tackle the mental health epidemic in a way that no one had ever thought of.
**A gentle warning, this episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are feeling vulnerable in this area, please consult with a doctor or mental health professional in your area. Or call one of the Suicide Prevention numbers listed in the resources**
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
Who is Eric Kussin?
Moving for work
A shift in his mental health
Seeking help in New York
Asking for help
An unexpected turn for the better
What he learned
What happened next
Discovering the common thread
Diving into researching mental health
25:11 – “I left the hospital after the five weeks and 12 sessions, feeling no better than I had the two and a half years prior, essentially thinking, my life is over because this woman told me that was my last resort.”
46:21 – “I think one of the things that’s keeping me healthy and energetic and able to do my work is that I’m open about it –– is that coming on a podcast like this, I have zero shame in talking about it.
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