Episode 3: Anxiety Isn't Weakness

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Episode by LIVIN Co-Founder: Sam Webb

We are very excited to introduce you to a new segment on the podcast called Webbs of Wisdom (WoW). These bite sized episodes under 10 minutes are curated to bring you nuggets of wisdom that Sam has learned along the way that could help you live better.

For decades anyone who felt depressed or struggled with anxiety was thought to be weak. We have been living in a society and culture that supported this “suck it up” and “man up” culture which is extremely unhealthy and not at all what is needed. I’m here today to remind you that anxiety does not make you weak in any way, shape or form. Expressing your emotions, understanding when you’re feeling anxious and working on your mental strength are all topics I discuss on the podcast today.

It’s important to understand that working on your mental strength requires just as much practice and repetition as your physical strength. Both need to be supported in the same way, and both need your attention in order to achieve the results you’re working towards.

I hope you enjoy this episode and if you need any further help, please reach out.

For any questions, topics you'd like us to cover, and interview requests, please send us an email to: podcast@livin.org

Thanks for listening to another episode of It Ain’t Weak to Speak with Sam Webb.

If after listening to this episode, you don't quite feel right or you want to reach out to someone to talk to, we have provided some useful resources below. 

For immediate support please call one of the following 24/7 hotlines. Someone will be ready to take your call. Remember, ‘It Ain’t Weak to Speak’

If you are in Australia:

Emergency - 000
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

If you are in the United States:

Emergency- 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text LIVIN to 741741 in the United States.

If you would prefer to speak with someone face-to-face, we recommend visiting your local GP (doctor) who will be able to have a chat with you about what is going on in your life and refer you to a mental health professional if need be.

For some tools to help you with things like stress, low mood, general worries, please check out our LIVIN tips and tricks here: https://livin.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LIVIN-Tips-Tricks.pdf

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