Climbing Out of PTSD & Into the ADHD Conversation w/h Sports Exec Eric Kussin
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?
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?
21:14- Thank you Eric! How can people find you? Twitter: @AllALittleCrazy or on LinkedIn
22:23- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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