The Pain At The Top Is Real: Eliminating Stigma About Mental Health With Trevor Steinhauser
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or addiction, especially as a successful business person, this podcast can save you, or someone you know.
This week Mike invites his close friend Trevor Steinhauser to the studio to discuss: mental health in the workplace, the stress of being a successor in family-owned businesses, being an empathetic employer, and bringing mental health out of the shadows, especially for leaders.
Trevor tells his story of being in a family business and how:Pushing through depression and anxiety was almost a deadly strategy to get through the day (7:20)The “demon inside” was consuming him and no one ever knew (8:35)Having the right people on their Board Of Directors saved their business and his life (32:50)
Trevor shares his story of hitting his lowest point, how authorities saved his life, and how he now feels a duty to call mental health issues and addiction out of the shadows with his podcast called Stigmatized Podcast. (31:00)
He says, “It’s okay to not be okay” (29:50)
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How we address mental health is a keystone of leadership in any organization, as Mike points out, “We need to care as employers, and that’s why we are covering this on the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast.” (31:15)
“We need to lean in and step up...we need to not watch things happen.” (37:09)
Mike and Trevor also discussTheir personal struggles with being a successor in a family-owned business (22:50)The most important quality in one friend that made a huge difference in Trevor’s recovery and smooth exit from the business (34:25)How leaders need to be bold about dealing with mental health in the workplace and be honest about issues of depression in the C-Suite (42:10)
Trevor’s message is to break the stigma of mental health and addiction. It is real. It has no demographic boundaries. There is hope, and a way out that is worth it.
Please share this podcast. You may know someone who is outwardly struggling, however most people never reveal what is really going on. Sharing Trevor’s story could save someone’s life.