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Put My Anxiety In Rice – Taking the Leap of Therapy (Episode 3)

It’s been awhile since I’ve pulled back out the video camera and spoke some of my inner mental health thoughts, but I’m back with another episode of Put My Anxiety In Rice.

I’ve been dealing with a lot of draining up’s and down’s in the past few weeks, and unfortunately, it’s decreased my motivation for speaking my mind.

Fortunately, my vlog series hasn’t been in too high demand for those that need it, as the headlining news of Kid Cudi seeking professional help in rehab, and Kanye West being allegedly hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation have been triggering a large conversation involving mental illness. It’s been amazing to watch the topic quickly become so mainstream, and while I fear that it may become more of a “trend” to have a history with depression and anxiety, it may be the only way that it can become a normalcy amongst society.

The public “meltdown”¬†and hospitalization of Kanye has inspired me to speak on another aspect of mental illness. It’s one tough part to admit that we are suffering from something, but it’s even harder to believe that we should go to therapy. While I was more or less forcefully encouraged to go to therapy starting at the age of 12 years old, others will go years of battling their inner struggles without so much as talking to anyone about it. Many are fearful of the judgements that may accompany it from peers around them, or don’t want to believe that they need to depend on professional help.

If you are questioning your mental health journey, and feel hesitant to seek therapy, take a couple minutes to check out my new episode of Put My Anxiety In Rice. If you have any feedback, or some coping mechanisms of your own, feel free to leave comments or shoot me an email at lindseyindiatv@gmail.com.

Put My Anxiety In Rice – The ‘Tough Skin’ Crisis (Episode 2)

After a few delays, I’m back with my second episode of Put My Anxiety In Rice. I’m ecstatic about all of the amazing feedback from the debut episode, and I’m grateful for all of those who are supportive of being on this mental health journey with me.

On this next episode, I wanted to tackle a topic that I find a bit more controversial, but nonetheless important for discussion. Being told to have a “tough skin” is a slippery slope for most people with anxiety or a mental illness. It’s not necessarily in our control to be able to handle certain situations, thoughts, or triggered emotions, and being in an industry or work environment where we are required to have a “tough skin” can be near impossible.

I decided to address the topic, and encourage the “emotionless” mind state of many industries to disappear from our perspectives. It can be much more harmful than helpful to those with a mental illness. Just because an individual may be more reactive on an emotional front, it does not mean they should be hindered from an industry when they have talent to offer. Success shouldn’t only be given to those who have that “tough skin.” Embrace your sensitivity.

Peep what I had to say on episode 2 of Put My Anxiety In Rice above, and let me know your comments.

If you have any suggestions for mental health topics, advice, or want to just vent, email me at lindseyindiatv@gmail.com!