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When does anxiety become a disorder? From the world of pro-wrestling, to the tribal people of Borneo, to an incredible incident on London Bridge, this HFM Podumentary explores the modern mental health epidemic like never before. We discover innovative ways to tackle anxiety disorders, and learn the difference between a healthy reaction to our environment, and a psychiatric diagnosis.
Ex-commando Bruce Parry is an award-winning filmmaker and ambassador for Head Talks (Headtalks.com). Whilst making his film Tawai, Bruce lived with a tribe in Borneo called the Penan, who are one of the last true egalitarian societies on the planet. Bruce shares what he learnt from this tribe about mental health, and how we can better our living conditions to accommodate positive mental wellbeing.
In 2008, Jonny Benjamin arrived at Waterloo Bridge to take his own life. Incredibly, a passer-by was able to connect with Jonny, enabling him to continue his life today. Jonny shares the full story with HFM and we learn how important the dialogue about mental health can be.
We speak with a psychiatrist, a hypnotist, a sophrologist, and a life coach to understand how to overcome anxiety, and how to use it as a tool.
Special thanks to all the guest involved: Alex Cupid, Tim Grimwade, Professor George Fieldman, Nicola Oldcroft, Nat Hawley, Tom Sellick, Dominique Antiglio, Michael Serwa, Bruce Parry and Jonny Benjamin.
Written and directed by Tom Rowley and Andy Greening
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Podcast artwork by Matt Ford
Music by Artlist
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
This episode is in partnership with Bounce Foods