40: Stephanie Shepherd on Race, Anxiety, and Mental Heath Prioritization

Welcome to Episode 40 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week we are excited to welcome Stephanie Shepherd onto the show to learn more about her move from Ohio to Los Angeles and how she has worked to prioritize her mental health over the years. We kick off the episode learning more about Stephanie's childhood and the reasoning behind her decision to move from Ohio to Los Angeles after high school (7:44). Stephanie opens up about the challenges that came with being bi-racial growing up (15:56) before sharing her first conscious mental health experience (25:22). The group talks about Los Angeles life and Stephanie shares how she worked to ground herself on the west coast (33:23). We touch on the rise of social media and how it has affected the concept of fame (40:14), before wrapping up with a conversation about therapy and the importance of continuing mental health conversations (47:51). 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. Places to donate for Ukraine Relief: Choose Love Ukraine Humanitarian Fund World Central Kitchen Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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