Addison Brasil: Tethering an online community for men’s mental health

Addison Brasil: Tethering an online community for men’s mental health

At 19, Addison Brasil had already lost his brother to cancer and his father suicide. After being in a car accident that left his close friend dead and his own walking ability limited, Addison learned of the importance of channeling grief, trauma, sadness, and anxiety as a man in a hyper-masculine society.

As a way to spread awareness on the importance of mental health, Addison Brasil co-founded the men’s mental health app ‘Tethr’ as a way of cultivating a safe and sacred space for men. Listen on for an inspiring conversation on grief, men’s mental health, and the importance of little celebrations.

Portrait of a man.Photo credit: Addison Brasil.

Episode 10 | Season 2 | Healthier Today

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Why women’s mental health is not the same as men, according to science and Liptember

Why women’s mental health is not the same as men, according to science and Liptember

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  • Social connection is one of the strongest protectors for mental health

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‘We’re just here in this moment. This is all that matters.’ How Kim Cavallo is helping others build true happiness and authentic human connections through digital wellbeing

‘We’re just here in this moment. This is all that matters.’ How Kim Cavallo is helping others build true happiness and authentic human connections through digital wellbeing

Kim Cavallo noticed during a yoga class that she was distracted messaging on her phone which led her to creating the digital wellness app ‘lilspace.’ Continue reading “‘We’re just here in this moment. This is all that matters.’ How Kim Cavallo is helping others build true happiness and authentic human connections through digital wellbeing”

Australian personal trainer Jeremy Samson reveals his inspiration behind autism and exercise

Australian personal trainer Jeremy Samson reveals his inspiration behind autism and exercise

Australian personal trainer Jeremy Samson has remained a force to be reckoned with in the fitness industry. Having been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at an early age, Jeremy expressed his incredible struggles with the condition. He soon realized his gift of being able to perceive a difference in himself compared to other children. Continue reading “Australian personal trainer Jeremy Samson reveals his inspiration behind autism and exercise”

What 2018 City2Surf competitor Stephanie Bendixsen learned about love from her mum with dementia

What 2018 City2Surf competitor Stephanie Bendixsen learned about love from her mum with dementia

Stephanie Bendixsen, or ‘Hex’ as she is known in the gaming industry, turned her childhood love of video games into a career as an Australian television presenter. However, whilst her career was taking off her mum’s health was deteriorating with dementia. I spoke with Steph about her career as well as how she is channelling the emotions from the loss of her mum into raising awareness and funds for dementia in the 2018 City2Surf.
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