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My name is Sam Webb, and my whole life changed when my good friend died by suicide. Dwayne’s death was a wakeup moment for me, and I realized that for a lot of people, the mantra “I’m Fine” masks insurmountable pain. So we've made it our life mission to end the stigma around mental health because It Ain’t Weak to Speak.

Through the power of speaking up and asking for help myself, I’ve been fortunate enough to connect with and have fascinating conversations with people from all over the world, and I want to use this platform and their stories to help you live better.

Please rate and review the podcast if you like it. Much love and Keep LIVIN.

It Ain't Weak To Speak with Sam Webb Sam Webb and LIVIN

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

My name is Sam Webb, and my whole life changed when my good friend died by suicide. Dwayne’s death was a wakeup moment for me, and I realized that for a lot of people, the mantra “I’m Fine” masks insurmountable pain. So we've made it our life mission to end the stigma around mental health because It Ain’t Weak to Speak.

Through the power of speaking up and asking for help myself, I’ve been fortunate enough to connect with and have fascinating conversations with people from all over the world, and I want to use this platform and their stories to help you live better.

Please rate and review the podcast if you like it. Much love and Keep LIVIN.

    Gus Worland Speaks On Learning How to Have Vulnerable Conversations

    Gus Worland Speaks On Learning How to Have Vulnerable Conversations

    What does it mean to be a man?  The norms of masculinity tell us that men should be brave, hard working, carry the load and harden up to push through adversity.  But as you take a look at society where thousands of men are taking their life by suicide every year, at a rate three times more than women, perhaps we haven’t got it right.  The norms of masculinity need to change so that men are encouraged to be brave in speaking up and being vulnerable.
    In this episode, Gus opens up about the impact of his friend’s death and how it catapulted him into a journey to understand why male suicide rates in Australia were so high.  After a number of years, Gus hosted a documentary series called “Man Up”, exploring masculinity and exposing issues in society that result in significant male mental health issues. We talk about mental fitness and the need to build emotional muscle and how a simple connection is the key to building healthy relationships where men can be vulnerable and safe to share their struggles.
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it. Much Love, SW.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @gusworland #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 39 min
    Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas Speaks On Finding the Right Kind of Therapy For You

    Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas Speaks On Finding the Right Kind of Therapy For You

    My guest today is a remarkable mental health professional with a wealth of experience in the male mental health space. Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas is a sought after woman having been invited to the White House to speak, performed a TedX talk and worked to develop the national guidelines for mental health and suicide prevention in the United States. Sally joins me today, bringing with her a fresh perspective on why simply talking about mental health and emotions doesn’t cut it and how she is working in a different way to encourage people to speak up and get the help they need.
    As a clinical psychologist in 2004, Sally lost her brother to suicide and she talks about the weeks leading up to this devastating event and how it spun her into working with men just like her brother. Through years of research and talking with men with traditional norms of masculinity, she discovered a gap in the mental health space. Sally discusses her findings and how men were more likely to listen to a peer than a health professional and more likely to respond if the information was funny.
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it. Much Love, SW.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @sspencerthomas #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 50 min
    Joe Williams Speaks On Culture, Connectedness and First Nation Practices

    Joe Williams Speaks On Culture, Connectedness and First Nation Practices

    In this episode, Joe Williams opens up about his journey as an indigenous Australian walking in two worlds and how critical it is for first nations people to be grounded in the land. In his honest and open manner, Joe reflects on his struggles as a young man, his regrets as a father and why it took him 30 years to find who he was culturally, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it. Much Love, SW.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @j (https://www.instagram.com/joewilliams__tew/)oewilliams__tew #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 42 min
    Anna Wood Speaks On Aligning Your Head With Your Heart

    Anna Wood Speaks On Aligning Your Head With Your Heart

    Born and raised in Silicon Valley, our next guest, Anna Wood was taught from an early age to focus on what she was thought would bring “success.”  As a high achiever with an MBA from Stanford, Anna built a successful career, including 4 years at Google. Engaged to be married to the love of her life, Anna had everything that she thought would make her happy but shutting down her spiritual self manifested as crippling OCD, anxiety and depression. In this episode Anna shares her journey from the world of academia into a life aligned with her higher self and how she has never looked back. We talk all things spirituality, how to get in touch with your heart over your head and listen to your intuition so that you can live the life that you want.
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it. Much Love, SW.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @iamannawood #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 40 min
    4 Ways to Manage Financial Stress & Improve Your Finances

    4 Ways to Manage Financial Stress & Improve Your Finances

    Money is one of the biggest stressors in people’s lives. For many people, talking about money is difficult. It’s a bit of a taboo subject, similar to mental health. Almost a third of people never talk about money – with anyone.  The embarrassment or the fear of being judged is a major reason why people keep quiet. Today in this Webb’s of Wisdom episode, I will be sharing 4 ways to manage your financial stress and improve your finances. On an individual level it’s time to prioritize your financial wellbeing and take action to get your finances in shape. After all, prioritizing your financial wellbeing is a form of self-care isn’t it? Much Love, SW
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @samwebb #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 13 min
    Joel Thompson Speaks On Tackling Mental Health Stigma In The NRL

    Joel Thompson Speaks On Tackling Mental Health Stigma In The NRL

    Our guest today needs little introduction. Having amassed over 230 career NRL games, playing for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Indigenous All Stars Rugby League team, he is a man often in the spotlight and known for his strength on the field. Tune in to this episode to hear Joel Thompson open up about his journey with mental health struggles and how seeking professional help turned his life around.
    Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it. Much Love, SW.
    For the full show notes and to learn more, head to www.livin.org

    @livinorg @_joel.thompson_ #itaintweaktospeak.

    Join us on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/) www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/itaintweaktospeak/)to share your story, breakthroughs, challenges, and to connect with other people to learn more about positive mental health.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sally Spencer-Thomas ,

So down to earth!

Sam makes talking about difficult things approachable. His style is engaging and his content meaningful. So grateful to be on his show!

Alyssa Wayland ,

Thank you Sam

Sam, we appreciate your podcast and all your efforts into bringing truth that mental health is physical health. Wayland was honored to be featured as a guest on such an amazing platform.

SEBUBBA ,

EPIC AND REAL

LOVE THIS AND THE CARE AND THOUGHT THAT GOES INTO IT’S CREATION. THANKS SAM!

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