The Dr. Vibe Show™

Donovan McKenzie is a community mental health advocate with special interest in men's issues. He has spent years helping people to challenge ideas about what it means to be a man. Donovan has turned his pain into purpose. He has and will continue to rewrite the narrative for what it means to be a man struggling with mental health, and Heart of a Man here to help others do the same

Donovan’s experience with depression and PTSD has made him passionate about ending the stigma. By sharing his story in a vulnerable and creative way, he challenges listeners to shift perspectives and develop the courage to reach out for help.

He founded Heart of a Man to offer an alternative and the organization is making an impact in our community.

Recently, Donovan was on our show.

During our conversation, Donovan talked about:

– Some of his journey including his battles with depression, PTSD, anxiety, wanting to commit suicide from a young age and being told that he suffered from depression at twenty-one years old
– Losing his mother and grandmother to cancer
– Growing up in Jamaica and dealing with depression and still thinking about it today
– The impact of racism on his depression
– His and his mother’s reaction when he was told that he needs to see a therapist and making the decision to go see a therapist and how seeing a therapist has helped him
– Some of things that men are sharing with him
– Him coming close to committing suicide
– The impact his son has had on his life
– Managing when he has a tough day
– If Black men should have Black therapists and should the therapist be a man
– The impact that 2020 has had on him
– The next steps for Heart Of A Man

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
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