The Mindful Midlife Crisis

Episode 90--It's Not Weak to Speak with Simon Rinne, Part 1

March 22, 2023 Billy Lahr
The Mindful Midlife Crisis
Episode 90--It's Not Weak to Speak with Simon Rinne, Part 1
Show Notes

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Simon Rinne, the founder of Mindful Men, a therapy practice that is dedicated to supporting men with mental illness and disability. He is a husband and father of two based in Australia along Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Simon’s passion for mental health comes from living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, and burnout throughout the last 30 years. 2022 marks 10 years since Simon finally opened up and got help for his mental illness, and he is here today to share his story and inspire other men to share theirs.

Billy and Simon discuss:
–His growing up in a masculine “world” story
–His mental health journey and what his OCD looks like
–The importance of having street cred as a licensed social worker
–The difference between how men in Australia and how other men from around the world are raised to address their mental health

Want more from Simon Rinne?
Check his IG, website and The Mindful Men Podcast

If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:

  • Episode 66--"No More Men Talking Mental Health on Podcasts": An Open Letter to Chelsea Fagan of The Financial Diet
  • Episode 2–Why Are Suicide Rates So High for Middle-Aged Men?
  • Episode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Overcomes His Demons through Mindfulness
  • Episode 5–Brian's Battle with Booze
  • Episode 11--Two Brothers Share How Talking about Depression Has Improved Their Relationship
  • Episode 22--How to Normalize and Prioritize Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Episode 46--The Trail to Recovery and Redemption with Michael Mosher
  • Episode 62--How BOTH Meditation AND Medication Can Support Your Mental Health with Bryan Piatt
  • Episode 67--The Complete Man with Purdeep Sangha

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