Facing your demons is a very uncomfortable feeling. But the path towards growth means that one must undoubtedly tread through his or her fair share of discomfort.
This conversation was a long time coming. Not only because it covers a topic I've become quite vocal about, but also because it forced me to revisit my own journey towards acceptance.
Martin Binette, powerful speaker and mental health advocate was the one I reached out to when I had reached a point where the stress, anxiety, confusion and darkness were rather hard to deal with.
Indeed, it takes a very keen sense of patience, wisdom, and empathy to help someone out in this particular kind of need.
Having dealt with mental health issues in his right for over 20 years, Martin is no stranger to the kind of toxic and oftentimes destructive internal dialogue that can lead to some unfortunate outcomes.
Neither Martin nor I are therapists or mental health specialists...but if this exchange can encourage you to seek the help that you or a loved one might need, then all the better.