On this episode we are joined by guests Zak Williams, son of the late actor/comedian Robin Williams, and the founder of the MINDS Foundation, psychiatrist Dr. Raghu Appasani. They discussed their service and advocacy for mental health, their own mental health journeys, psychedelics, the importance of nutrition, and more! After Zak’s father’s death in 2014, Zak’s anxiety became extreme, leading to severe depression and alcohol/substance abuse. While he thankfully got sober, it didn’t solve everything. Through extensive research, he discovered the wealth of botanical adaptogens and amino acid complexes to help recalibrate and heal his mind and body, which led to opening PYM (“Prepare Your Mind”) - his company which produces “mood chews” - which he co-founded with his wife. He hired psychiatrist, neuroscientist, mental health advocate, and entrepreneur, Dr. Raghu Appasani as the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Raghu also founded the MINDS Foundation, a mental health nonprofit committed to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness through education, training, and providing access to cost-effective, high quality care. This is a very important episode you don’t want to miss! Feel free to leave Ronan a message with your comments, questions, or just to say hello! https://www.speakpipe.com/fieldtripping or write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please check out our Field Tripping YouTube channel where you can watch the show! Follow us!
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