Sharing your personal story can be a cathartic process, providing relief and healing by validating your experiences and creating a sense of connection and empathy. Whether through spoken words, writing, or other creative outlets, storytelling allows you to confront your demons, make sense of challenges, and build a path towards healing and resilience. It empowers you to rewrite your own narrative, transforming pain into growth and adversity into strength, ultimately contributing to improving your mental well-being.
Like many people with undiagnosed mental health issues, my next guest up telling feeling like he didn’t fit in and that he wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t until a diagnosis much later in life that he finally got the support he so desperately needed and was able to start living his life to the fullest.
Chuck Anderson is the co-founder and principal consultant of Living to Thrive that specialises in workplace mental health and psychological safety.