Episode 19

Published on:

16th Mar 2019

Mental Health, Juve Systems, and MeToo with Josh Currivan

In episode 19 of Life Through a Dram, I chat with Josh Currivan on his and his family's journey with depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well as how he managed to escape the youth juvenile system, and the importance of supporting victims and offering a safe space to talk and be heard.

Topics on the menu include:

  • Josh's realization that he needed to get help, and how his diagnosis of anxiety and ADHD made a change in his approach to life
  • How that realization and diagnosis impacted the dynamics within his family
  • His teenage years, and time spent in juvenile detention and his early experiments with drugs and alcohol
  • How meeting his wife and having their first child at a young age set him on a path to recovery
  • Why we need to listen more to Millennials as opposed to just sweeping their thoughts under the carpet
  • The importance of stepping up and supporting victims, and letting them know they have a safe place and a voice that will support them
  • Raising daughters in a #MeToo age where white male privilege remains an issue when it comes to sexual assault

Settle back for a highly insightful and inspiring conversation with Josh as he holds nothing back, and shares his point of view honestly and openly.

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This week's whisky is the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007. Slainte var.

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Life Through a Dram sees Danny Brown's take on life, being a better person, and appreciating the here and now, all accompanied by a dram of fine single malt whisky.

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Danny Brown

I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.

When not podcasting, you can find me in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, living a quiet life surrounded by trees, lakes, and wildlife, taking inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us.