58: Alec Benjamin on the Music Industry, Song Writing, and Mental Health

Welcome to Episode 58 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week we are excited to welcome Alec Benjamin onto the show to learn more about his experiences as a singer / songwriter and how he has worked to support his mental health through the ebbs and flows of his career. We kick off the episode as Alec shares his experiences finding and deciding to pursue a career in music (3:34) as the group talks about the differences in the industry today, compared to the late 1990s & early 2000s (12:26). Alec speaks about the inspiration behind songs within his new album (19:36) before opening up about his experiences living with OCD and ADHD (29:25). We wrap up the episode as Alec shares his hopes for the future of his music and the messages behind his lyrics (34:09). 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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