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EP 44: Amanda Webster — Surviving Suicide And Owning Your Mental Health Journey

Good Dudes Grow

Release Date: 10/18/2021

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Efforts to improve mental health and happiness will fall short if they aren’t backed up by personal buy-in. That’s a lesson Amanda Webster learned in a painful way.

 

At the start of her healing journey, Amanda was trying to check the usual boxes — but nothing was sticking. She’d become certified as a yoga instructor and holistic nutritionist, but most of that training she was using to help others, with very little of it being applied to herself. She was still struggling, and despite working professionally in the health and healing spaces, her own mental health was devolving. 

 

She’d fallen into a dark place emotionally, was heavily using cocaine and alcohol, was self-harming, and found herself in a toxic relationship. Then, in a two-week window, she was sued, wrongfully accused of a DUI, and in a bad car accident. She’d hit her breaking point. 

 

“Things just really got so far down that I didn’t know what to do anymore,” she says. “That culminated in October 2018 when I was on the ledge of a Canadian hotel room, ready to jump and end my life because I just couldn’t cope. I’d gone to therapists, I’d tried the medications, I’d read the self-help books, and none of that was helping me. I felt so desperate and so done and that I wound up on a ledge.”

 

On this episode of Good Dudes Grow, Amanda tells Gary what brought her off of that ledge, how she’s helping other struggling individuals with their healing journeys today, and what the biggest misconceptions are that keep so many people from starting that journey.

 

What You'll Learn:

  • How mental illness, being bullied as a child, losing her parents and sexual assault all fed into Amanda’s rock bottom, and why her early attempts at healing were falling short
  • What happened when a mental health professional told Amanda that she’d “never be happy with your diagnosis,” and how she proved them wrong
  • The Three C’s of Happiness, according to Amanda
  • And much more!

 

Favorite Quote:

 

“We rely so much on all of these things — on music, on therapy, on medication, on CBD and cannabis — and they’re great tools, but if you don’t have a solid foundation, you’re not going to be able to reach your happiness potential.”

— Amanda Webster

 

Connect with Amanda: 

 

Amanda Webster Health 

 

Instagram

 

YouTube

 

How to get involved: 

Gary Roberts is the founder and CEO of Pure Body Zen, a company based not only around creating and selling high-quality CBD products, but one that is on a mission to change the landscape on how mental health and addiction are treated. Gary has founded a non-profit called Promises Recovery Centers for those who need it as well as creating the first-ever educational training facility for Physicians, Therapists, and Mental Health advocates using innovative therapeutics like psilocybin, Mdma, and LSD.

You can learn more about Pure Body Zen on their site, on LinkedIn, and on Instagram.

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