78 episodes

Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness. We would love to hear your story too!

Stigma Podcast - Mental Healt‪h‬ Stephen Hays

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness. We would love to hear your story too!

    #79 - Matthew Cooper on Stepping Down as CEO for His Mental Health

    #79 - Matthew Cooper on Stepping Down as CEO for His Mental Health

    In this episode, we are talking about entrepreneur mental health.  Our guest, Matthew Cooper, stepped down from his role as CEO of EarnUp after growing the business successfully for 7 years after creating it.  When he stepped down, he cited mental health as the primary driver and wrote an incredibly authentic, vulnerable and amazing blog post about his decision on December 18, 2020.

    • 51 min
    #78 - Esther Dyson: Building a Healthier Society by Investing in Healthcare Startups

    #78 - Esther Dyson: Building a Healthier Society by Investing in Healthcare Startups

    In this episode we chat with long time healthcare startup investor, Esther Dyson.  Esther has been very influential in the healthcare investing space for quite some time.  It’s very hard to run into anyone doing anything meaningful in the broader healthcare space and not find a connection to Esther in some way.

    • 38 min
    #77 - Central Nervous System Drug Development with Industry Expert Dr. Errol De Souza (Chairman @Bionomics)

    #77 - Central Nervous System Drug Development with Industry Expert Dr. Errol De Souza (Chairman @Bionomics)

    In this episode we learn how drugs are developed for treating mental health differences (Central Nervous System) and specifically how a cutting edge PTSD drug is being developed today by Bionomics.

    Our guest is Dr. Errol De Souza, PhD, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bionomics.  Bionomics just raised nearly $16mm to conduct clinical trials on their revolutionary drug to treat PTSD. 

    • 48 min
    #76 - Cybin CEO: Doug Drysdale on The Future of Psychedelic Treatments

    #76 - Cybin CEO: Doug Drysdale on The Future of Psychedelic Treatments

    In this episode, we chat with Doug Drysdale, CEO of Cybin. Cybin, is a life sciences company advancing mushroom based psychedelic pharmaceuticals and non-psychedelic nutraceutical products as potential therapies for psychiatric and neurological conditions.

    Doug has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector broadly and brings a level of expertise to the psychedelics space that is truly incredible.

    • 31 min
    #75 - Mental Health Startup Valuation Trends and Investor Sentiment in 2021

    #75 - Mental Health Startup Valuation Trends and Investor Sentiment in 2021

    In this mental health market update episode, we are covering valuation trends, investor sentiment, and our 9 key takeaways from the mental health startup market heading into 2021 based on our 2020 experience investing $5.4mm dollars into 9 startups in the space at What If Ventures.

    • 17 min
    #74 - Pray.com CEO Steve Gatena on the Digitization of Faith

    #74 - Pray.com CEO Steve Gatena on the Digitization of Faith

    Steve Gatena is the founder of Pray.com, the word’s #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content. Prior to becoming an American Entrepreneur, Steve was an NCAA Champion. He played football for the University of Southern California where he won a Rose Bowl Championship. Steve talks to us about building a company built on mental health and faith post COVID.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Br2345 ,

Best podcast about mental health

Stigma podcast is by far the most important and impactful content available regarding mental health investing and about trends in mental health overall. Thank you Steven for doing this important work!!!

Bill Spiers ,

Informative

Very informative and I enjoy it

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Really enjoy this podcast

These are topics we need to be talking about. So glad to hear honest and deep conversations

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