AD | MIND/WAVE #6 - “Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues and Building Your Passion” w/ Mark Henick
Mark Henick is an internationally recognized mental health strategist, advocate, speaker, podcaster, and media commentator. His TEDx talk is one of the most-watched in the world. He regularly speaks to diverse audiences about mental health, hope, and recovery.
Mark Henick’s TEDx talk about being saved from death by a stranger is one of the most-watched in the world and has been viewed millions of times. His search for “the man in the brown jacket” whose bravery and strong arms kept him from falling to his death went viral around the world (and was successful!). Henick has been on television and radio and has written many articles on mental health. He has hosted more than 60 intimate conversations about mental health with notable public figures and celebrities on his podcast, So-Called Normal, and has executive produced and hosted the Living Well podcast for Morneau Shepell.
Henick has served on the board of directors for the Mental Health Commission of Canada and was the president of a provincial division of the Canadian Mental Health Association — the youngest person in either role. He has worked as a frontline clinician, a program manager, and the national director of strategic initiatives for CMHA. Mark is currently the CEO and principal strategist for Strategic Mental Health Consulting.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- Destigmatizing mental illness
- Mark’s personal story and TedX Talk
- The search for the man in the light brown jacket
- Struggles and hardships being a source of strength
- Self-actualizing and truth
- Commercial art
- Compartmentalizing particular aspects of your life
- Life being an artform
- Going all-in on your passion
- Building your passion
- Resilience and grit
- Not knowing your full self yet
- Toxic productivity
- Toxic masculinity
“So-Called Normal” - Mark’s Latest Book