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Brian Sachetta (he/him)

Brian joined Momma on November 28, 2022 live on Twitch to talk about Mental Health Advocacy for Anxiety & Depression

About Brian

Brian Sachetta is the author and owner of Get Out of Your Head®, a brand and book series that seeks to help folks overcome anxiety and depression. By trade, Brian is a software developer. He combines his experiences in the tech world with previous mental health battles to draw parallels between computer systems and the human mind and give readers practical strategies for evading their own psychological demons. Brian currently has two books on the market, “Get Out of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety” and “Get Out of Your Head Vol. 2: Navigating the Abyss of Depression.” His mission is to help as many sufferers as possible through not only those books but also his blog and podcast appearances.

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Episode Summary

In this episode, MommaFoxFire talks with Brian Sachetta about Mental Health Advocacy for Anxiety & Depression. Thank you so much for listening - be sure to like/review/rate/subscribe on your favorite podcast platform - any support is super helpful!

Brian is a mental health advocate, author, and coach, and he joins MommaFoxFire in this episode for an insightful and candid conversation about mental health advocacy, personal experiences with anxiety and depression, and the importance of breaking misconceptions surrounding mental health.

Brian shares his journey into mental health advocacy and the motivation behind his work. He emphasizes that his aim is to help people feel better and lead happier lives by providing strategies and personalized support. Like MommaFoxFire, he is careful to acknowledge that he is not a mental health professional, underlining the distinction between his role as an advocate and that of licensed therapists or psychologists.

Our conversation addresses the challenges faced by mental health advocates, particularly those who share their own experiences. Brian recounts receiving negative reviews from individuals questioning his qualifications. Understanding that not everyone will resonate with his work, he emphasizes that people have the right to seek the solutions that best suit them. He remains committed to being transparent about his background and intentions, building trust with his audience.

We then meander into the crucial topic of finding mental health care providers. Both Brian and MommaFoxFire stress the importance of finding the right therapist and treating therapy as a tool to be used as needed. They encourage listeners to seek resources that cater to their specific needs and preferences, offering links to mental health resources to assist those in search of suitable support.

As the episode comes to a close, Brian and MommaFoxFire reflect on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness and the stigma associated with seeking help. Both Brian and MommaFoxFire stress the importance of dispelling the notion that mental illness reflects weakness. They call for a shift in societal perspectives and encourage open conversations to foster greater understanding and empathy.

This podcast episode offers a profound and honest conversation about mental health advocacy and the challenges faced by advocates who share their personal experiences. Brian's dedication to helping others, despite the occasional criticism, is commendable. The discussion emphasizes the need for open conversations, personalized care, and the importance of seeking support without shame or judgment. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in mental health advocacy and seeking resources to aid in their mental health journey.