Meet Casey Lyons, a 29 year old former carpenter turned co-founder of Australian nationally recognised non for profit Charity, LIVIN. LIVIN was founded in honour of Casey’s best friend, Dwayne Lally who sadly took his life after living in silence with a mental illness. LIVIN is all about living your life at the top and breaking the stigma of mental health. Connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about their feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.
How LIVIN got started in such tragic circumstances
How Casey manages when he is not feeling great
Starting the day with an achievement and how this means that no matter what happens to the rest of the day, he has achieved something
Finding what works for you, including the right psychologist
Interview with Jim Breen, founder Cycle Against Suicide
How important being vulnerable is to our health
The effect of his friends suicide on his memory
“Strength is putting your hand up and asking for help when you need it”
Staying true to your core values as a person even if that disagrees with everyone around you.
Psoriatic arthritis from doing everything the opposite of what he was preaching, neglecting his own self care.
Self care is the number one care, you can’t help anyone if you don’t help yourself
If you are constantly reflecting on shame and guilt then you cannot move from that moment
The continued stigma around mental health
The role of social media in mental health
My blog on social media and how we might have it cause us to suffer for feeling we have a lesser life
“Joy wouldn’t feel as good if it wasn’t for pain”
How Casey defines healthy masculinity
“No such thing as a life that is better than yours” J Cole (rapper)
A question he asks when he see’s behaviour towards others that might not be respectful. Would he like his mother, or wife to be treated like this?