A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins
In this special episode recorded during Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I am honoured to be joined by fellow WEGO Health Award Winner and TEDx speaker Dr Ashley Perkins.
In a break from our usual arthritis-based content, Ashley candidly shares her eye-opening journey with anxiety, agoraphobia and OCD and how they significantly impacted her life and career. We learn how an upsetting and dangerous event, along with discrimination in the workplace, started her incredible advocacy journey and how she's making a real difference in the awareness of mental health and illness today.
Please note that this episode comes with a Trigger Warning, with suicide, depression, and substance abuse discussed throughout the show due to the nature of this conversation. Please see the links below for support should any of the subjects discussed in this episode affect you.
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