24: Victoria Garrick on Social Media, Student-Athlete Experiences, and Mental Wellness

Welcome to Episode 24 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week we are excited to welcome Victoria Garrick onto the show to hear more about her experiences with mental health and how she found a way to separate and prioritize both her mental and physical health as an athlete. The group starts off with a conversation about the power of social media and the challenges that come with the pressures that come with it (2:36) before Victoria talks about her childhood and the experiences that ultimately led her to enroll as a student-athlete at University of Southern California (13:50). Victoria opens up about how she first sought mental health related help at college (24:12) and Peiman shares his experiences with therapy since starting earlier this year (27:26) as we talk about the difference between mental health and mental toughness (35:21). We get into a conversation about our relationships with food (42:00) as Victoria speaks on how she now practices intuitive eating (47:02), before wrapping up with a discussion about the importance of spreading mental health awareness and support resources (48:26). We’re excited to partner with CashApp on a new initiative to support your mental health. Every week, we’ll be giving out $200 to a handful of listeners with the hope that you can put this money towards something that can better your mental health. To enter, write a review for The Madhappy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, including your $Cashtag, or follow @localoptimist on Instagram to learn about other ways to win. We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com


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