Unfortunately, it has only been over the last few years that a real and legitimate focus on mental health has made its way to the forefront of discussion. For ages, discussing one’s mental health was considered taboo, and heaven forbid if someone felt that they needed to seek out professional help. Thankfully in recent years, the awful stigma of searching out professional help, or even openly discussing mental health has significantly disappeared and has become a more mainstream topic. This week on The Malliard Report, Jim welcomes Crystal McFadden to the show, and Crystal is a fierce advocate for individual mental health and well-being.
A retired vet, licensed therapist, speaker, podcaster, and writer, Crystal has overcome her own hurtles in life to reach where she is today. Crystal uses her podcast and writings to reach out to individuals that may be looking for help, but might be unsure as to where they should turn. She describes her podcasts “…Life is tough, we all seek to be seen, heard, and validated of worth. That somehow this mess of a life would equate to meaning and purpose. These Crystal conversations offer you raw, growth-minded, life-breathing conversations to emphasize that you are not alone in your feelings or your journey. Each highlight resiliency traits, mental health education, and healthy coping strategies that are sure to resonate, encourage, and equip you to begin seeing there is magnificence is this mess of a journey.”
Crystal really is a champion for all, and is willing to help and encourage those that reach out to her. You can follow her on social media or through her website crystalmcfadden.com which also has links to her podcast. Stay up to date on all your Malliard needs by heading over to malliard.com where you can catch past shows, chat live every Tuesday night (9 P.M. EST) with other fans, purchase merch, and much more. Make sure to rate and subscribe through your favorite podcasting app, and follow Jim on all social media platforms @malliard.