Travel and Talking About It, Will’s journey with anxiety and depression

Will is an award winning, independent video producer living with anxiety and depression.  In this episode of Silent Superheroes, Will talks about the benefits and drawbacks of being self-employed, and the pressures of the work environment that drove him to go out on his own. He shares how anxiety distorts his ability to be confident in his work.  We discuss the importance of finding the right therapist and by looking through Will’s eyes I see business travel in a new light.

Links

  • The theory of optimum stress (article)
  • Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett (book)

Getting Help

Remember, the people you hear on Silent Superheroes are people talking about their personal experience with mental illness.  They are not trained medical professionals.  If you are considering making a change to your treatment plan, please contact a medical professional.

Take your mental health seriously. If you need to speak to someone you can call 1-800-273-8255, or text crisistextline.org on 741741. Both provide 24×7 confidential counseling to people in the United States. Worldwide visit http://iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

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2 Replies to “Travel and Talking About It, Will’s journey with anxiety and depression”

  1. Should I be enjoying these? Well I am.
    I feel you got more personally out of this interview although Will’s problems are different from yours.
    How do you find these interesting people, I wonder?

  2. I definitely get a lot out of these interviews, although it’s not always as obvious as it is in this episode. I think that illustrates the importance of talking about mental health and mental illness, it helps us find new ways to manage it, while also making us feel less alone.

    I find people a number of ways. Some are people I know, some are introductions from people I know, and some are people who reach out via the website. There are more in the first two categories.

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