December 15, 2020
It was painful for me to shoot this episode. It physically hurt.
Right now I am feeling depressed. I haven't been able to record an episode in a longer period of time than I would like because of it. It's hard to formulate concepts, thoughts, or even share how I'm feeling because I'd just rather not talk and bottle things up.
Listen, to me, this sounds backwards, but please let me know if it's not.
*Is it weird for me to feel depressed because I want to help more people?"* Isn't that lame or not that big of a deal? Am I just overthinking? I don't know...
I am going to keep pushing forward one moment at a time. I know I will get through this. I won't quit and I will keep going. "It's better to crawl forward than it is to lay down." - Immanuel
December 7, 2020
In short words, be yourself. No one else can tell you how you "have" to live your life, or who you "have" to be. This is your life, not theirs. In this episode, I open up about my belief in the power of walking your own path to better understand yourself. When you start to choose who you want to be in this life, your self-esteem begins to grow. You start to become more confident in who you are and who you want to be. Going into 2021, my hope is you start truly living your life. Not living in fear of how other people want you to live your life, but by living in excitement from the path you are choosing. I'm rooting for you.
December 1, 2020
Oh snap! This is a controversial one. I believe it's important to talk about mental health amongst our relationships with friends, romantic partners, and family.
This year has shown me the importance of prioritizing your own mental health by surrounding it with the right people. Your relationships very much affect your day to day mental health (depression, anxiety, self-esteem, happiness, self-awareness, etc.). It's important to trust you are surrounding yourself with the right people to positively impact your own mental health. In this episode, I share my perspectives on how our relationships have a heavy impact on our mental health, and what we should do about it.
November 24, 2020
It's time to talk about where my relationship stands today with my depression and anxiety! It has truly changed and developed dramatically throughout my life. In this episode, I open up and share my inner dialogue with depression and anxiety. My hopes are that after this episode, your perspective on your mental health is slightly different. That small difference could end up being the biggest change in your life.
Don't forget to join the private DT Nation Facebook group to join a community of people that openly talk about depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Go to Facebook and type in "DT Nation" to join this swagalicious group of members!
November 19, 2020
I wish I knew these lessons earlier in my mental health journey, but that's okay. Now I can share them with you. In this episode, I share five different lessons I've learned that have helped me with better managing my depression and anxiety. My hope is that I help these lessons help you with your mental health journey. You are not alone. Don't forget to join the private DT Nation Facebook Group! Go to Facebook and type in "DT Nation" and I'll make sure to add you after this episode. Keep pushing forward.
November 14, 2020
I am feeling really depressed right now, and I just uploaded this video to my YouTube channel "Immanuel "Depression Talks". I will always continue to share the moments I am feeling low. Yes, I am a mental health motivational speaker, but depression is something that I will continue to deal with and learn how to better manage.
DT Nation, thank you for being there for me. This has seriously been a journey. Sending you nothing but love✌🏾❤️
November 12, 2020
I am in a lot of physical pain right now which is causing some mental and emotional pain as well. It feels like I've strained or pulled a muscle at the top right part of my back. Even so, I still had this message on my heart I wanted to share with you. No matter how much physical, mental, or emotional pain you are in right now, keep pushing forward. Keep going. Don't stop and don't quit. You're still breathing. That means you can still fight. I'm rooting for you. I hope this episode motivates you to take on today and your obstacles head-on! Lastly, if you are looking to join a group the private DT Nation Facebook group, a group of fighters like you and me, then go to Facebook and type in "DT Nation". Hope to see you there!
November 8, 2020
Has this question come to your mind before? It has for me multiple times throughout my life and mental health journey. I wanted to share the audio from my recent YouTube video, "Why Stay Here If Everyday Is Just The Same", in hopes of helping this strong podcast community with my message as well! I'm rooting for you. You got this. If you're looking for a community of people that openly talk about depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, go to Facebook and join the private DT Nation Facebook Group. In that group, we share tips, personal stories, and even memes to help everyone learn how to live this thing called life a bit easier. Again, you are not alone. Call 1-800-273-8255 if you are feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts. Keep pushing forward.
November 3, 2020
I don't think there is anyone that hasn't feel either anxious, stressed, confused, or even depressed during this election. You are not alone in that feeling. I wanted to make sure I shared this message with you before tonight. Continue to stay strong and prioritize taking care of your own mental health no matter what. I'm rooting for you.
October 28, 2020
If you are currently feeling depressed, this episode is for you. Times right now are difficult, confusing, and scary for a lot of people. I can't imagine how many people are feeling depressed and alone. Here is a message for you. I'm speaking passionately but from a place of love. I'm rooting for you. I want you to smile a little bit more every single day, and I hope that my message and a few of the quick action tips I share help you feel happier right now. You got this.