In episode 230 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked back in with Sam Evans.

Sam is a mental health advocate and works in the healthcare industry. He first came on the podcast way back when in JCIP #31.

In Part 1, we discussed his exposure to mental illness when one of his friends tragically took his own life and it ignited his desire to help men with their mental health.

He has since put his words into action and took part in mental health campaign ‘Movember’ several times and was recently made lead of his internal mental health group at work.

In Part 2, we discuss that promotion, how his understanding of mental health and mental illness has changed and how he has learned more about his own mental health in the last three years.

We also discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on his mental health and when is the right time to healthily detach from supporting someone’s mental health?

This is an uncomfortable conversation the mainstream mental health conversation refuses to have because the ugly side of mental illness isn’t surface-level awareness campaigns.

Sometimes mental health support requires huge levels of patience, perseverance and the awareness to recognise there may come a point when a person needs to take personal responsibility for their mental health.

As always, #itsokaytovent

You can listen to Part 1 of Sam’s journey here.

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