In this episode Scott Morris introduces China McCarney. If you or someone you know struggles with anxiety or depression, you should know China’s story and the mission he is on. China founded the Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression (AAADF). He is the author of Off The Field: Carving Your Own Path to Find Your Best Self and he is the co-host of The Pursuit of Perfection Podcast.
China discusses his battle with anxiety and the events that inspired him to start the AAADF.
China shares his mission for AAADF and overcoming the stigma of mental health issues.
China shares how his desire to help others with their struggles around anxiety and depression have helped him with his own.
China discusses the importance of taking action and staying resilient and true to your passion despite setbacks.
China gives a sense for the scope of anxiety and depression and lets the audience know there is help available.
China and Scott discuss the importance of having the right people on your team as China shares a story of how coaches in his peer group helped him realize he was doing meaningful work and encouraged him to continue.
China discusses his greatest challenge as he grows AAADF.
China discusses what leading a meaningful life means to him and are we should create our legacy through story.
China discusses the importance of self-talk and believing in yourself so you can become part of something bigger than yourself.
China discusses his plans and projects for continuing to raise awareness and advocate around mental health.
Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression
The Pursuit of Perfection Podcast
Read China’s book