Episode 29: No One Signs Your Cast


Treatment for mental health issues rarely receives the same level of community support that a more visible struggle, like major surgery, does. But our friend, Shay, is out to change that.

A straight male who received treatment for anorexia, Shay experienced push back from some of his closest friends when he made the choice to seek professional help. Yet, his friends were eager to lend sympathy when he fractured an ankle... What gives!?

We are all about shifting this conversation along with Shay and cannot wait for you to hear more of his story.


About Me:

Shay is a husband, father of 4 kids, and an engineer. He loves to play with his kids, go on hikes, read scientific literature, and be as nerdy as possible! He’s passionate about bringing awareness to and de-stigmatizing mental health and neurodiversity.

Fun facts:
1) Shay has flown a fighter jet.
2) Shay attempted but never completed the waterskiing merit badge in Boy Scouts!
3) Shay’s talent lies in science - he belly flops off the high dive and can’t hit a home run to save his life!

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