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The Grammy-nominated artist and founder of the artist collective Save Money has been a long-time mental health advocate. In addition to Save Money, he’s also the founder of SaveMoneySaveLife, a non-profit organization designed to promote mental health and environmental justice.
Chatting with Dr. Mike, Mensa dives into the importance of self-image, responsibility, and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. He then explores the steps he’s taken to live a more positive, grateful life:
“I spent a lot of time working on transforming and revolutionizing my thought process,” he explains. “I do realize that, for the vast majority of my life, negative thoughts just played on a feedback loop, on an unconscious program. And they completely ruled they show, they ran the show. And I didn’t actively try to counteract them — I didn’t know that I could have any impact or any say.”
Listen to Vic Mensa chat about all of this and more in the new episode above, and watch a video segment below. Then make sure to like, review, and subscribe to Going There with Dr. Mike, presented by the Consequence Podcast Network and Sound Mind Live, wherever you get your podcasts.
Also be sure to check out Vic Mensa’s new album, Victor, which is set to drop on September 15th.
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Those in need of mental health assistance can check out the Sound Mind Live resources page for a list of helplines, community programs, therapy links, and more.
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