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Juan Vélez Court is a Certified Peer Specialist from Puerto Rico whose journey with mental health challenges began when he was six years old. Through treatment, support and a healthy road to recovery he's become a mental health advocate, sharing his story around the nation with the goal of motivating others to seek help and comprehend that recovery is possible. In Happy to Fail, Vélez shares the serious, intriguing and embarrassing moments of his life that made him who he is today: A person that loves to cook, work and drink a strong cup of coffee, all while being aware there are many obstacles that exist for people who want to overcome their challenges and reach a new stage of life.

Happy to Fail Juan Vélez Court

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Juan Vélez Court is a Certified Peer Specialist from Puerto Rico whose journey with mental health challenges began when he was six years old. Through treatment, support and a healthy road to recovery he's become a mental health advocate, sharing his story around the nation with the goal of motivating others to seek help and comprehend that recovery is possible. In Happy to Fail, Vélez shares the serious, intriguing and embarrassing moments of his life that made him who he is today: A person that loves to cook, work and drink a strong cup of coffee, all while being aware there are many obstacles that exist for people who want to overcome their challenges and reach a new stage of life.

    The Challenges of a Relationship and Social Media

    The Challenges of a Relationship and Social Media

    We've had multiple conversations on this Podcast about our concerns regarding social media. I have unique story as I met my wife through twitter in 2009, in this episode I bring her on as a guest to have a dialogue about the challenges of being a couple that met online and how social media has recently affected our mental health. We also have a honest conversation about difficult times we overcame, with the hope of inviting other couples to explore all possible options to resolve conflicts involving their online presence.


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    • 41 min
    What We've Learned About Ourselves in 2020

    What We've Learned About Ourselves in 2020

    Are you the same person you were in January 2020? What have we learned about ourselves as we connect more with our emotions and put new self-help tools into practice? On this episode I share key things I've learned this year, with the hope of motivating others to dedicate spaces for self-reflection so we can admire who we've become and how we continue becoming stronger people every day.


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    Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

    • 27 min
    A Conversation about Suicide

    A Conversation about Suicide

    Loneliness, negative experiences, lack of hope and other factors may lead to someone thinking about suicide. We understand many people can feel uncomfortable speaking about the topic as we've been taught to not speak about it. In this episode Juan and Ana have a lengthy conversation about the contributing factors that could lead to suicidal thoughts, and share strategies to support someone during this process.


    Note: This episode features examples of situations involving suicide. If you do not feel emotionally comfortable about the topic we suggest you listen to our initial episodes of this season instead. We completely understand.


    Need support? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255


     


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    Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

    • 42 min
    Finding Inner Peace

    Finding Inner Peace

    Inner Peace is something that I aspire to achieve daily as it helps me think clearly and prevents negative situations from deeply affecting me. In this episode I share what is inner peace and react to a few articles that have helped me rediscover myself and maybe the can help you too!



    Articles referenced in the episode:


    1) How to find Inner Peace in 4 Simple Steps (HackSpirit.com)


    2) How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life (PositivityBlog.com)


     


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    Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

    • 30 min
    Inpatient Treatment: Sharing Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and Supporting Families

    Inpatient Treatment: Sharing Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and Supporting Families

    Inpatient Treatment can be beneficial for those experiencing mental health challenges that could put them at risk, but we understand the fears, concerns and stigma associated with it. 
     
    In this episode Juan and Ana share experiences about the topic, including engaging with families, possible emotional pressure and long-term results regarding inpatient treatment.
     

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    Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

    • 41 min
    What Recovery Means to Me

    What Recovery Means to Me

    Let's celebrate Recovery Month by sharing what recovery means to us! In this episode I speak about what it means to me, and the concern I have about how social media has begun to disconnect us in ways that can jeopardize our recovery and wellness if we're not careful. 


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    • 29 min

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9 Ratings

LaOptimuZ ,

Great concept and format

We need to talk about these things freely and openly , in the hope that we can make a difference out there. Serious subjects, different positive approach. 💪👍🙌

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