Tim is a mental health advocate, Suicide attempt survivor & the host of the podcast, 20TIMinutes!
About Your Host!
Tim McCarthy is someone you would meet, and see a guy who is happy, funny and does anything to make you laugh. Even if it was self deprecating. However, that is what you would see on the outside. Deep down Tim was fighting an internal battle that he didn’t figure out until it was almost too late. Tim always knew something was off mentally & wanted the pain to go away, forever. On May 5th 2019, Tim almost attempted to take his own life, but fortunately enough, he did not succeed in his plan. After that, he knew it was time to get professional help. After a long battle going through doctors, multiple therapists, & dealing with the mental healthcare system, Tim finally got some answers. Tim was officially diagnosed with general anxiety, ADHD and Bipolar II. Feeling ashamed at first, and with the help of friends & family, Tim came to terms with his disorders. Since then he wanted to help as many people as he could that also suffered alone with mental health issues. Hence the creation of 20TIMinutes, a podcast that focuses on mental health through the help of humor, insight & personal stories! Let’s break the stigma, by cracking a smile!
Tim is a mental health advocate, and is not a professional in the field of mental health. Tim only speaks about his own personal stories and what helps him. Everyone is different and Tim suggests that if you need advice or treatment to seek actual professional advice by a mental health professional or another qualified health provider. If you are feeling suicidal and are in the United States, Call 9-1-1. If anywhere else, please click the following link:
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