"Over 75% have developed mental illness by the age of 18" by Bobby Temps #88
A face to face conversation with one of today's, local mental health advocates who is making huge positive changes in the space. Delighted to welcome Bobby Temps, the host of the Podcast entitled: Mental - The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health on to Find Your Voice where I got to know the man himself. Always intrigued as to why people do what they do, I wanted to understand why Bobby does the work he does, for mental health and also to understand where these motivators came from.
This was an insightful and thought-provoking interview where we delved into many areas. We discussed the pressures society can place upon us. The pressures our parents can have on our own mental illness. Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Burnout and even body dysmorphia. All these can sometimes be very taboo like and we often navigate around them, rather than discussing them But keen to not just be another Mental Health hashtag episode we promised ourselves and each other we would be 100% open and transparent.
Realising that we can all internalise things with a different perspective it is always a goal of mine personally to bring on as many people as possible even within the same bracket of adversity that they often highlight shaped their lives. This will in my hope, help you as listeners gain a different method, or perspective of coping and managing your own life.
The beautiful thing with this interview, and something I learned midway through it was that a petition has now been signed with over 196,000 signatures, as I write this to help
Some Key Time stamps:
[04:45] Destigmatise Mental Health / Mental illness
[08:40] Family pressures - Bobby
[15:50] Family pressures - Aren
[23:40] The statistics around Mental illness
[30:30] Positive affirmations around Body Dysmorphia
[39:15] Mental illness & Trauma you have experienced
[45:00] Fun part of the show
I urge you all to follow his journey:
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Links to Bobby:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bobbytemps/
Some Mental recommendations:
Someone to talk to who really listens with someone always there to pick up the phone. They do not offer advise but a space to speak anonymously about what is on your mind and can signpost other organisations. There number is free and won’t show up on your phone bill.
If you are a student Nightline offers a similar services tailored for you and run by student volunteers - https://nightline.ac.uk
Bias warning- Bobby used to volunteer here!
There is no definitive route to finding the right service for you, so try googling for your local area. Remember you can always go in for a session and you don’t have to go back if you feel uncomfortable. The NHS also offers counselling but this is in part dependant on your personal situation and there is usually a waiting list.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has a directory for support services on their website bacp.co.uk
Organisations with a wide range of services:
rethink.org - 'We help millions of people affected by mental illness by cha