Unmasking men's mental health battles (Seth Pimentel)

In this episode of 'Don't Hold Back', host Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba engages in a compelling conversation with South African artist Seth Pimentel about his journey with mental health and art. Seth shares his experiences with Bipolar, which involved being misdiagnosed and taking the wrong medication in his early twenties. Seth says that art gave him a powerful outlet to express his true feelings when he felt like isolating himself. Seth also discusses the importance of dialogue about mental health among men, emphasising that it is not a sign of weakness or lack of masculinity. He underscores the importance of seeking professional help when needed. Towards the end, Seth mentions his dream project of creating an Air Max 1 with Nike and shares a personal backstory involving a favourite South African chocolate snack.
00:02 Introduction and Welcome
00:57 Addressing Mental Health Issues
01:19 Guest Introduction: Seth Pimentel
01:50 Seth's Journey with Mental Health
04:52 The Role of Art in Seth's Life
05:30 Turning Passion into a Career
06:23 The Impact of Social Media on Art Careers
07:48 Advice for Aspiring Artists
12:07 Rapid Fire Questions with Seth
13:56 Addressing Men's Mental Health
17:26 Seth's Dream Project and Closing Comments. Catch up with our host Nozibele · More information about this podcast · The 77 Percent (DW Africa)
13 Feb English Germany Society & Culture · Personal Journals

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