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Christian Dahlström overcame a number of mental health problems in his twenties and wanted to help others do the same. His first book ‘Panic Anxiety and Depression’ is a bestseller in Sweden, offering tips to readers and providing an accessible overview of medical literature. He’s gone on to make a living as a motivational speaker, write a memoir and host Sweden’s top podcast on mental health, Sinnessjukt.
In this episode Christian answers questions including:
- How did your own mental health problems affect your work, lifestyle and relationships?
- Why did you feel there was a gap in the literature available to those with mental health problems?
- How much can people influence their own mental health?
- Mental health problems can run in families. How did you feel about becoming a father recently?
- How hard is it to talk about mental health all the time and be someone that others lean on?
Our favourite quote from Christian:
“My heart started to beat very fast and hard and I was sweating and you know I felt like I was going to die. But eventually I got better and now I’m fully recovered.”
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