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Jun 11, 2024

Nick Bracks, son of a well-known politician, opens up about his struggles with mental health and the pressure of living in the shadow of his father's success. He shares how his shyness and underlying mental health conditions were brought to the surface after a car crash that nearly killed him. Nick emphasizes the importance of vulnerability and opening up about one's struggles, especially for men. He also discusses the need to overcome the stories and voices that tell us we're not good enough. Nick's journey of self-discovery and growth serves as an inspiration for others facing similar challenges.

Topics Discussed:

  • Undiagnosed mental health issues during childhood and adolescence
  • Impact of growing up in a politically prominent family
  • The life-changing car accident and its aftermath
  • The importance of taking small steps towards progress
  • Overcoming fears and self-doubt through exposure therapy
  • The role of vulnerability and seeking professional help
  • Differentiating self-worth from external achievements
  • Building mental resilience by facing challenges
  • Shedding the stigma of mental health struggles for men
  • Embracing vulnerability and opening up about personal battles


00:00 Opening: Introducing Mental Health Discussion
05:44 The Impact of Privilege and Comparison
09:30 The Power of Small Steps and Seeking Help
12:08 Importance of Vulnerability and Open Dialogue
23:13 Supporting Mental Health Through Podcasting





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