Sitting at a microphone in his bed room Justin Nash of Dieppe, N.B., bares his soul to anybody who will pay attention.
“There may be quite a lot of rawness,” mentioned Nash who launched his podcast Consuming Juice with Justin in February.
Nash mentioned that he’s hoping his podcast will assist others scuffling with psychological sickness and habit.
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“My intention with ingesting juice is to indicate folks that you just don’t want alcohol to really feel good,” he mentioned.
Now 39, Nash mentioned he has battled alcohol, drug habit and psychological sickness for the reason that age of 21. He’s executed many issues in his life that aren’t straightforward to voice right into a mic.
“You understand, being arrested by the police for operating round a trailer park bare, that is fairly uncooked. Virtually committing suicide with no management over it due to a drug-induced psychosis,” he mentioned.
However he hopes that by sharing his journey that he and others can start to heal.
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Nash credit his fiancé, sister and his supportive household for serving to in his restoration. Grateful for the unwavering assist, he says he now needs to provide again, which is a part of his personal therapeutic. “Not solely am I hoping to assist others however not directly I’m serving to myself,” he mentioned.
“I actually do really feel within the significance of sharing this uncooked materials, sharing these true shameful conditions with others to let you already know that there’s hope,” mentioned Nash.
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Lori McIsaac Bewsher is a psychological well being therapist at Rising Tides Therapeutic Centre in Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. She just lately spoke with Nash about his troublesome journey.
“With a view to give that message of hope and therapeutic it takes individuals who have been there,” mentioned McIsaac Eewsher.
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“It isn’t about poisonous positively and never struggling and by no means having a tough time however simply instilling that message of by no means quit,” she mentioned. “There may be at all times one other door, one other street, another choice which you could take and I believe typically folks simply want to listen to these phrases”
That “by no means quit” message has grow to be Nash’s mantra and now his label.
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“I began off with hats. It has at all times been an habit of mine, so I assumed that’s a great habit – you already know, they’re simply hats,” mentioned Nash who has additionally produced T-shirts and different merchandise sporting the message “By no means Give Up.”
Nash mentioned that a part of the proceeds from merchandise gross sales might be used to assist organizations that assist these with psychological well being and habit struggles.
He’s additionally hoping that his message turns into a motion.
“If it goes globally it might be a blessing however finally I’m blissful serving to my neighbour – that’s the place all of it begins,” he mentioned.
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