In this episode, Al interviews Mike Veny, author, drummer, motivational speaker, and mental health advocate (recorded 6-7-18). Mike describes a challenging childhood consisting of being hospitalized on three different occasions, being expelled from three schools, self-harming, having violent episodes at home, and attempting suicide several times…all by the time he finished tenth grade of high school.
After a significant depressive episode in 2011, Mike fell into advocating and speaking publicly on the topic of mental health. He has also recently published his own book, titled, Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero. Learn more about Mike and how to book him for an event on his website at mikeveny.com.