Addison is an active and committed mental health advocate attributing his ability to not only survive but thrive with PTSD and compounded grief to the value of coaching and connection. Before becoming co-founder and Head of Brand and Impact at tethr, a men’s online peer-to-peer support community, Addison founded and led his own conscious consulting company, AddiConnect, and has worked for and created a series of companies dedicated to creating meaningful content in a variety of mediums, including film and television. Addison takes every opportunity to urge men to invest in themselves, and their mental well-being, long before a life event deems it absolutely necessary.
Addison joins me today to discuss mental health and ways we can better support each other every day. He shares his personal tragedies and traumas and how he was able to work through his grief with the help of his friends and family. Addison teaches about the five pillars of peer support and how we can use these tools to help express ourselves and provide effective support. While we do focus on the men’s’ mental health crisis, the peer support tools discussed in this episode are invaluable for everyone to help support those we care about. Please listen in and share this with someone you love. You could save a life. "93% of men don't identify with masculinity the way it's portrayed publicly. 93%. So that's basically all of us!"– Addison Brasil This week on Rebel Souls:
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- Rebelling FOR everyone to normalize their ability to share their true story
- How Addison coped with traumatic experiences in his life
- How Addison connected with his future business partner, Matt Zerker, over tragedy
- Discussing the men’s mental health crisis and what Addison is trying to do to prevent suicides
- Breaking down the five pillars of peer support
- How peer supporters help us cultivate a sense of community to help us thrive.
- Approaching your mental health with a sense of humor
- Why we need to learn to empathize with other people’s language
- Acknowledging when to bring in a crisis counselor and why that’s not your job
- Asking what does support look like for you in a crisis?
- How the tethr community works to help normalize emotional support for men
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