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EP65: Theo Fleury and Eric Kussin - Your Mental Health Post COVID

Make Your Mark

Release Date: 08/21/2021

EP65: Theo Fleury and Eric Kussin - Your Mental Health Post COVID show art EP65: Theo Fleury and Eric Kussin - Your Mental Health Post COVID

Make Your Mark

“The biggest epidemic of 2021 isn’t Covid. It is mental health, trauma and addiction”- Theo Fleury  I’ve had plenty of Make Your Mark podcast guests and Clubroom events that have focused on victory of bad over good, overcoming hurdles, challenges and struggles. Plenty of laughs too. But having both Theo Fleury and Eric Kussin in the Clubroom to talk about mental health issues as we continue our march through Covid was worth every second of this event. Each suffered through significant trauma, and as you listen to this podcast you will not only hear their life experiences, but also...

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“The biggest epidemic of 2021 isn’t Covid. It is mental health, trauma and addiction”- Theo Fleury 

I’ve had plenty of Make Your Mark podcast guests and Clubroom events that have focused on victory of bad over good, overcoming hurdles, challenges and struggles. Plenty of laughs too. But having both Theo Fleury and Eric Kussin in the Clubroom to talk about mental health issues as we continue our march through Covid was worth every second of this event.

Each suffered through significant trauma, and as you listen to this podcast you will not only hear their life experiences, but also the ways that you can change your day-to-day, your outlook and your mindset towards better days ahead. 

We all have faced extraordinary challenges over the past 18 months, some more than others, and this is an episode worth listening to, whether over a morning coffee or an evening curled up on the couch.  

“We think if I’m messed up in this place and I need to get better by sleeping more, sleeping will be the healing agent for me, and we have to resist that urge. Stagnation breeds stagnation. The more I lay down and I wait for it to get better, the less chance I am going to get up.” - Eric Kussin 

Multitudes of thanks to both Eric and Theo for baring their hearts and souls for us, they truly are making such a positive impact, and make sure to catch their podcast as well, "We’re All A Little “Crazy”."

Here are just a few of the examples of wisdom and knowledge that Eric and Theo shared. Make sure to listen for the rest!

“I hate the word addiction because it has so much shame attached to it, and really what this is all about is emotional pain management. We all take different avenues and different paths to either suppress or numb out from that emotional pain, because emotional pain is mental illness.” - Theo Fleury

“I had no idea it was related to my past life events. Once I found a doctor who helped me put that together…”Eric, your central nervous system, everything involved from a biological perspective, there’s an explanation for everything that has happened to you, and that has been built up cumulatively over time.”  The best analogy I can make is how plaque builds up in our arteries and can cause a heart attack. That buildup of stress and trauma over time does the same. It looks slightly different in each of us, but it’s the buildup of all this stuff that leads there.” - Eric Kussin  

 

“We have the highest suicide rates in the history of our planet, so whatever messaging has taken place up to this point isn’t working.” - Theo 

 

Some Topics we talk about in this episode: 

 

  • 2:00 - Intro 
  • 3:00 - Eric Kussin & Theo Fleury 
  • 5:40 - The biggest epidemic of 2021 isn’t Covid
  • 8:10 - The Media's corrupt code of ethics 
  • 9:00 - The case of Vincent Jackson 
  • 11:50 - It’s not a silver bullet answer 
  • 12:00 - I hate the word addiction 
  • 14:00 - You should see the reaction when they hear I’ve been raped by my coach
  • 17:00 - There’s an explanation for what’s happened to you
  • 19:20 - A magical conversation Theo and Eric had 
  • 20:30 - The start of the We’re All A Little “Crazy” Podcast 
  • 23:40 - The individual words matter 
  • 24:00 - School shootings don’t have to do with mental health? 
  • 25:10 - We have the highest suicide rates in the history of our planet 
  • 27:00 - Honesty, Openness and Willingness 
  • 29:00 - Our brain Chemistry is out of whack  
  • 34:00- Laying in bed does not equal rest - Sleeping is not the healing agent 
  • 36:00 - Medications are not cures
  • 38:50 - Getting that trapped energy out 
  • 40:30 - The Scale App 
  • 51:00 - Recalibrating   
  • 53:00 - 6 by 6 cell 
  • 57:30 - Creating a safe space is not the fluff you’re thinking 
  • 60:30 - Trauma before the NHL  
  • 65:50 - Our mental health is impacted
  • 68:00 - Handling trauma before it’s too late 
  • 70:00 - Your mental health toolkit
  • 75:00 - We’re all a little crazy!
  • 80:00 - Wrap up 

 

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