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Empowering Hope: Mental Health Journey and Coping Strategies with Ben Barlow

Ep. 181
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Welcome to Black Country Blokes, where we have real conversations about mental health. In this episode, we are joined by Ben Barlow, a 24-year-old NHS Expert by Experience trainer and mental health advocate. Ben shares his personal journey with complex-PTSD and recurrent depression, including numerous suicide attempts, inpatient stays, and his road to recovery.


Ben also discusses his coping strategies, including how kickboxing and boxing have been a significant outlet for him, as well as his interests in cars and gaming. Additionally, he talks about his public speaking business, BenTalksMH, where he shares his story to empower hope and encourage others to speak up about their mental health.


Join us for this insightful conversation on mental health, coping mechanisms, and empowering hope. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more content like this.


Hashtags: #MentalHealthAwareness #EmpoweringHope #BlackCountryBlokes #BenTalksMH #NHSExpertTrainer #ComplexPTSD #RecurrentDepression #CopingMechanisms #SuicidePrevention #PublicSpeaking

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