Welcome to “Hey Man; It’s Ok,” the podcast where your mental health matters most. Join your hosts Sky Bridges and Ryan Heapy as they dive deep into the world of men’s mental health. With Ryan’s expertise as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Sky’s relatable insights, this dynamic duo explores all facets of mental well-being.
In each episode, we’ll tackle the tough stuff, from breaking down societal stigmas to sharing personal stories and strategies for coping. Together, we’ll navigate the highs and lows, offering a safe space to discuss the unique challenges men face in today’s world. Remember It’s ok to not be Ok.
Whether you’re seeking guidance, encouragement, or simply looking to understand your own mental health journey better, “Hey Man; It’s Ok” is here to remind you that it’s okay to prioritize your well-being. Tune in, join the conversation, and let’s break down the barriers together. Because hey man, it’s more than okay—it’s essential.
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Hi everyone I’m Sky! He/Him, mental health warrior, and founder of “Hey Man; It’s Ok” my mission is to help bring awareness to the mental health community and bring light to the darkness.
Since young adulthood I have suffered quite a few losses of loved ones to suicide. I was again affected in 2019, but this time it really hit me hard. His name was Sean and he was my cousin, but I looked up to him like my big brother. Sean lived with my family during the formative years of my life. After he completed suicide, I was lost and suffered nightmares for several weeks. My wife suggested that I should try therapy and told me how beneficial it was for her. So… I gave it a go.
From the first visit my life had changed for the better. I learned to be mindful and I learned how to pursue my own better mental health. That was late 2019, and now my journey has brought me here to you. I’ve been able to become a part of the mental health community and learned about the struggle that many face in silence. The fact is that at some point in our lives we will all face depression, and we will all likely be impacted by suicide.
My hope is that this podcast will help open up discussions about mental health, so we don’t have to face these struggles alone and in the darkness. My hope is to bring hope to those who are struggling, and bring awareness to the mental health struggles we all face – remember it’s ok to not be ok. Join me on this new journey discussing and exploring how we can improve our mental health!
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Ryan Heapy MA, LMFT
I’m Ryan Heapy, MA, LMFT, a licensed psychotherapist out of Newport Beach, CA. I have been trained in, and utilize some of the most effective therapeutic modalities available including DBT, Narrative, Gottman, EMDR, and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (not being offered at the moment.)
My experience reaches people in all walks of life: professional athletes, executives, doctors, artists, musicians, even other therapists and healers. Equally, my work has helped those struggling with the difficulties of performing daily activities, looking for work, or trying to find their passion and fulfillment. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction can effect us all, no matter where we are in life. I’m confident in helping you by offering some of the most researched, evidence-based treatments available.
In addition to my vast experience and extensive training, I’ve been there, and I get it. I know what it’s like to be sitting on the other side of the therapist’s chair processing trauma and rebuilding a life. At the pinnacle of a career in hospitality and events, working daily with wealthy and famous clients, I found my life dramatically changed. I was dealt a rare, crippling bone disorder, spending 3 years in and out of surgeries, bringing me to the point of no longer wanting to live. During this time it was my therapists that gave me the hope, resilience, and power to rebuild my life with meaning and purpose. Now I’d like to help you transform your life with the many useful tools, skills, and concepts that I live by, to give you peace, purpose, love, joy, and happiness.
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