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Today we’d like to introduce you to Brock Tyler Williams.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Thank you. It’s a pleasure to speak with you today. My name is Brock Williams I’m a mental health advocate, author, poet, and international speaker. I work mental health for 15 years. I’ve always had a passion for caring, healing, and educating.
The one thing I’ve learned and observed in all my years in the field is, when it comes to black men, mental health, self care, there’s a problem. We need to start taking better care of our mental health.
As black men were taught from a early young age not to get help, not to seek treatment, being vulnerable makes you weak, dry those eyes, I’m not raising a boy I’m raising a man.
We hold on to that. We carry that mentality from childhood into adulthood. Which can over time lead to medical issues. We’re talking high blood pressure, hair loss, nausea, headaches, insomnia, and mood swings.
Also, we’re very skeptical of seeking help and asking questions because people of color have been taking advantage of for so long, don’t know who you can trust. So we trust no one. So they’re lies the line.
Now’s the time. We can’t wait any longer. We need to do better. We need to feel better.
Do right by ourselves for ourselves.
Our physical, medical, and mental health needs to be a top priority.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
The biggest challenge was writing the poetic memoir “Shake The Dust Off Your Soul”.
That was a very difficult time for me because I wrote it during the time of the George Floyd massacre. Where all I saw on the news and social media were the marches, fires, police brutality, the violence, and injustice.
That really did a number on my mental health.
So, the goal was to not only tell my story, battles with mental health, but to also heal.
Black men/people of color carry alot of baggage. Were worn out, worn down, overworked, under appreciated, overlooked, pushed to the edge to often, to long.
So, I wanted something that would not only heal, but inspire, encourage, motivate and refresh.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
As a mental health advocate and poet, I love to educate and inspire. My niche extends from the work that I conducted over the years in mental health assisting group therapists, and activity therapists in their programs, and workshops.
Naturally over time I began creating my own programs, applying what I learned, taught, and had a hand in.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
“Give your all to the day you die and no one will ever say you didn’t try”
Don’t be afraid to walk alone. Be mindful.
If you stand for nothing you’ll fall for anything.
Stay away from the doubters, critics, and peanut gallery. If they’re not supportive distance yourself.
Misery loves company. If they cannot rise to your level they will bring you down to theirs.
Those without wings keep others from flying.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
To me It means you’re going in the right direction. Hard works paying off but respect takes you places. I try to focus on what I need to do, then opposed to what I’ve done. The race never ends. You get out of it what you put into it. I believe I’m definitely on my way.
What’s next for you?
Spreading the message. There’s a lot of people out there that need help.
Mental health and addiction is a very, very, complicated and fragile thing.
So I really want to extend my reach as far as I can, helping as many as I can. I’m Looking into affiliate marketing agencies.
And with every purchase the MilleniaXpose’ Foundation assist and donates to small businesses affected by the covid pandemic.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?