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Climbing Out of PTSD & Into the ADHD Conversation w/h Sports Exec Eric Kussin

by Faster Than Normal

Due to unresolved personal life traumas he failed to appropriately address at a younger age – life experiences he was unaware were affecting his mental health – Eric developed a severe bout of PTSD, along with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This fall came essentially “out of nowhere” and left him almost permanently in bed, and with severe cognitive impairment, for just over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the global conversation through mental health advocacy. We talk about his journey and the organization he founded, WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, here today. Thanks to my friend Dr. Jennifer Harstein for introducing us!  Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Eric discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Eric

2:32-  Give us a little more detail on your background and how you got here.

3:47-  What were you doing instead of ‘having a life’?

5:14-  Where was your breaking point?

5:50-  So what did you do to get better?  ref:  TMS Therapy  ECT Therapy

7:08-  On “Pills don’t teach skills”

9:20-  So how did the turn-around ultimately happen for you?  ref:  integrative psychology 

12:54-  Tell us how this turned out to be the best thing ever  ref: WereAllALittleCrazy.org

15:48-  Everyone has a story!  ref:  Mike Mauti

17:25-  Finding your people and Eric’s launch event  ref:  Anita Nall 

18:48-  On the nondiscriminatory nature of ADHD

19:40-  Are intelligent people perhaps more disposed to having more mental health issues?

20:05-  How can people get involved with the non-profit? WereAllALittleCrazy.org Twitter/INSTA/Facebook

21:14-  Thank you Eric! How can people find you? Twitter: @AllALittleCrazy or on LinkedIn

22:10-  Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

22:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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