7 Wildly Successful People Who Struggle with Mental Health

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Mental health isn’t discussed as much as physical health, but it absolutely should be. In support of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re highlighting these raw and inspiring stories from our guests about their very personal struggles with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Learn how these high-achieving people got through some of their darkest moments in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

NOTE: If you are in a crisis, or think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside of the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

SHOW NOTES:
Brendon Burchard on the rebuilding process after his darkest period. [1:11] Watch the full interview with Brendon Burchard: bit.ly/2HErhm8

Noah Galloway discusses society’s relationship with addressing mental health. [5:50] Watch the full interview with Noah Galloway: bit.ly/2KqAb8y

Bryan Johnson shares the story of climbing out of his decade of depression. [10:38] Watch the full interview with Bryan Johnson: bit.ly/2vVB5XD

Jason Silva on recognizing and working through anxiety. [14:48] Watch the full interview with Jason Silva: bit.ly/2kzumZi

Mel Robbins on a trick to control anxiety-related thought patterns. [19:45] Watch the full interview with Mel Robbins: bit.ly/2kdfVfD

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels on his drinking problem and going to rehab. [27:32] Watch the full interview with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels: bit.ly/2ocg83v

Tucker Max details learning about himself through psychoanalysis therapy. [29:34] Watch the full interview with Tucker Max: bit.ly/2r9HFnB

QUOTES:

Brendon Burchard:
“Get some help, get some momentum, and be okay if that momentum is really small because it will build.” [4:11]
Brendon Burchard:
“When we honor the struggle instead of hating the struggle we can really achieve extraordinary things” [4:41]
Noah Galloway
“The more we talk about it, the easier it is for people to be honest with themselves and get the help they need.” [10:15]
Mel Robbins
“Worrying, if you let it go unchecked, what will happen is you will get used to worrying. You will get used to living in a state where you are slightly agitated all the time.” [24:23]
PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Sam Harris – bit.ly/2HZK2nr [18:15]
CONCEPTS AND STUDIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
5 Second Rule – bit.ly/2u98TeR [21:45 ] Psychoanalysis – bit.ly/1KPHpzq [29:41]
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