May is Mental Health Awareness month and with so many things to be concerned about from the economy, global crisis with the environment and war, to Covid and our very own personal situations with whatever else it is we’re all dealing with, it seemed a fitting time to address how good mental health is actually a solid path to Financial Sobriety. Today’s guest, David Woods Bartley was talked off the edge of a bridge after years of mental health struggles. His story is a well told compilation of events that will take you from the root of his developments toward mental hellness to anecdotal applications to mental wellness. This is part one of a two part series that will hopefully resonate with many on the way to making an impact on anyone who struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide. If you or anyone you know has ever considered harming themselves, please reach out to someone and seek professional help or call 9-8-8.

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