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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How Movember co-founder Adam Garone finds genuine fulfilment by being of service to others

How Movember co-founder Adam Garone finds genuine fulfilment by being of service to others

Some of us have outrageous conversations with our family and friends. And this conversation between Movember co-founders Adam Garone, his brother Travis and their mates Luke Slattery and Justin Coghlan is no different. In 2003 they had the brilliant idea of bringing back the iconic moustache as a fashion trend from past decades. It would go on to become the face of men’s health—literally! Could you imagine if it was any different? Continue reading “How Movember co-founder Adam Garone finds genuine fulfilment by being of service to others”

Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD

Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD

David Duong, a Harvard-trained physician, was five-years-old when him and his family migrated from Vietnam to the US in the early ‘90s. His experience of growing up in a migrant family is reflected as compassion for his patients in Boston and Vietnam.  Continue reading “Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD”

How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation

How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation

As a little girl, pediatrician Lucy Marcil knew she wanted to be a doctor. The human body fascinated her, having studied its shapes and discrepancies with her archeologist mother. But she was a sensitive child, she says, and her deep concern for others is what led her down an unconventional career path. Continue reading “How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation”