Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

July 31, 2020

#504: Welcome back to the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Scout Sobel about her lifelong mental health journey.  


Scout suffers from a severe case of bipolar type 2 disorder and general anxiety disorder. Her symptoms include depression, hypomania, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal ideation, harming myself, and catatonia. Scout has been hospitalized, been through outpatient twice, dropped out of college, quit internships and jobs, and was deemed "unfunctionable". Her friends and family didn't know if she would be able to ever hold a job or make something of herself.


Today Scout runs a successful PR agency. She earned over $100k in revenue in her first year AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, SHE HAS A HANDLE ON HER mental health.


Show notes:

  • We talk about Scout's healing journey and how we can do a better job de-stigmatizing mental health and inspire others to take control of their lives and dreams regardless of their mental health state
  • What kinds of holistic and spiritual healing Scout recommends
  • Not being a victim and the importance of taking action
  • How to hold yourself accountable
  • How entrepreneurship helps conquer anxiety
  • What to do when you're feeling low and struggling with self-esteem


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