Love him or loathe him Robbie Williams has recently appeared on the Wellness that Works podcast talking about mental health, particularly men’s mental health. It is an incredibly honest and moving account of his own mental health with proper advice for fellow sufferers.
For the record, I am a big fan of Robbie Williams, but I feel this is a must-watch for anyone with mental illness.
Read on for my thoughts about the podcast, a link to the video and links to other helpful mental health organisations.
Talking about mental health is becoming more common but men are still less likely to be open about how they are feeling. Do men see it as a weakness rather than an illness, or do they feel it’s not acceptable to talk about feelings? It is so important to reduce the stigma of men’s mental health as the suicide rate for men is much higher than women.
Watch the video below to hear Robbie Williams talking about his own depression, anxiety and addictions and how he manages his mental health. He is very inciteful and open, and this podcast video shows that mental health can affect absolutely anyone. I think it’s great that celebrities are talking about their own mental health as it opens conversations amongst others.
The interviewer, Candice Braithewaite, is fabulous and talks about her own history and coping methods with depression too.
They talk about their own experiences with mental health and how therapy, food and exercise can help. They also touch on the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people and those who are good for you.
This is a thoroughly endearing and open interview, and I really do feel this is a worthwhile watch for anyone who may be struggling with their own mental health. Talk is good.
Watch “Robbie Williams Talks Mental Health” filmed during the Wellness That Works podcast.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the video podcast.
Do you think celebrities talking about mental health helps raise awareness?
Are men more likely to seek help if they hear more men talk about mental health?
What more can be done to help people, but men especially, with mental health issues?