In this next episode, I am chatting with Ebenezer Bond. Ebenezer sold his agency, Invisible North, two years ago to pursue a diverse range of projects. He spends his workdays consulting, advising and sometimes investing in AI, sexual wellness, men’s emotional wellbeing, the experiential design community and more. We dive deepest into his work with EVRYMAN, an organization focused on bringing men together to exercise their emotions so they can lead more successful, fulfilling lives. Their goal is to support one million men over the next five years through a community of men deeply committed to emotional wellness.
Social entrepreneur, yogi and strategist, Nicole Cardoza, shares her perspective on teaching children the power of being present, approaching her social good ventures as a practice, breaking down the stigmas that surround mental health, and applying her knowledge of tech to the development of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators with yoga for the classroom, and Mental Health League, an impact organization on a mission to get the world to rally around mental health.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness in the USA, 1 in 5 people live with mental illness. In Australia, it's estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
I’ve battled with depression throughout my life, have supported friends coping with crippling anxiety, and in 2012, I lost my cousin to suicide. My commitment to mental health is deeply personal.
Earlier this year, watching our feed on #worldmentalhealthday, it was clear that the global community of thinkers - strategists, creatives, writers, designers, entrepreneurs - is full of stories expressing silent and often lonely battles with depression, anxiety, stress and other crippling mental health related conditions.
The mental health of our community deserves attention.
Every time we share personal stories of mental health challenges and what it feels like, we redefine ‘normal’ and eliminate some weight from the stigma. Every person that integrates a habit of mindfulness into their lives, discovers additional tools to help ease their burden. Every day that you ask someone “are you ok?”, you create a moment for them that says I See You.
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