Danny Whittaker is creating a mental health podcast, blog and YouTube channel.
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Hey guys, I'm Danny Whittaker. A former normal functioning member of society turned nervous wreck... turned podcaster.

Back in the summer of 2012, during a perfect storm of bankruptcy, health issues, relationship problems, and drug abuse, I had what can only be described as a full-blown nervous breakdown.

What followed was a four year roller coaster of extreme anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, panic attacks, depersonalization and eventually suicidal ideation.

In my desperation to recover I tried every bullshit technique, quick fix solution, herbal remedy, and pseudoscience miracle cure under the sun. But what eventually pulled me back from the brink was a good ol’ fashioned cocktail of education, therapy, self-reflection, and healthy living.

Inspired by my experience, in September 2016, I launched "My Own Worst Enemy". A podcast where I interview world class academics, authors and speakers on various aspects of psychology, philosophy and mental health with the goal of discovering the truth about what causes and alleviates human suffering.

As of Dec 2018 I've produced 70 episodes on everything from depression and PTSD, to magic mushrooms and porn addiction, and bagged some truly awesome guests along the way including the likes of CBT icon David Burns, and NYT Bestselling author Johann Hari.

I'm currently approaching a quarter-million (225,000) streams between SoundCloud and YouTube. Hardly phenomenal, I know, but I think it shows potential, and with your help, I’d like to take the show to the next level:

Bigger guests, more episodes more often, YouTube content, video tutorials, blog posts, product reviews, and of course, exclusive content for you guys!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
  • Clean Conscience - Enjoy all my freely available content guilt-free.
  • "Thank You" Video - A little insight into why your contribution means so much to me.
Patron
$2 or more per month
  • Bonus Content - Listen to the "Quick Fire Questions" portion of the podcast interviews.
  • Patreon Feed - Interact with me directly, help me steer the ship and choose the content that you would like to see.
  • Newsletter - Be the first to know what I've got planned for future podcasts and videos.
Patron Saint
$3 or more per month
  • AMA Episodes - Gain access to my AMA (Ask Me Anything) episodes.
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Inner Circle
$5 or more per month
  • Live Q&A's - Get invited to a fun, informal, monthly group video chat with Q&A on YouTube Live.
  • Facebook Group - Interact with myself and fellow patrons, share links and advice, and support one another on your mental health recovery journeys.
  • I will schedule the first Live Q&A and open invitations to the FB Group as soon as we have 20 patrons at this level or above!
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Sponsor
$10 or more per month
  • Sponsor Credit - Get your name, image and link of your choice listed on my sponsors page. I will also link to this page in the description of all my YouTube and SoundCloud content. (See example)
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Goals
14 of 50 patrons
At this level of support I could guarantee to increase the frequency of the podcast from two episodes per month, to one episode per week (plus bonus content).
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Hey guys, I'm Danny Whittaker. A former normal functioning member of society turned nervous wreck... turned podcaster.

Back in the summer of 2012, during a perfect storm of bankruptcy, health issues, relationship problems, and drug abuse, I had what can only be described as a full-blown nervous breakdown.

What followed was a four year roller coaster of extreme anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, panic attacks, depersonalization and eventually suicidal ideation.

In my desperation to recover I tried every bullshit technique, quick fix solution, herbal remedy, and pseudoscience miracle cure under the sun. But what eventually pulled me back from the brink was a good ol’ fashioned cocktail of education, therapy, self-reflection, and healthy living.

Inspired by my experience, in September 2016, I launched "My Own Worst Enemy". A podcast where I interview world class academics, authors and speakers on various aspects of psychology, philosophy and mental health with the goal of discovering the truth about what causes and alleviates human suffering.

As of Dec 2018 I've produced 70 episodes on everything from depression and PTSD, to magic mushrooms and porn addiction, and bagged some truly awesome guests along the way including the likes of CBT icon David Burns, and NYT Bestselling author Johann Hari.

I'm currently approaching a quarter-million (225,000) streams between SoundCloud and YouTube. Hardly phenomenal, I know, but I think it shows potential, and with your help, I’d like to take the show to the next level:

Bigger guests, more episodes more often, YouTube content, video tutorials, blog posts, product reviews, and of course, exclusive content for you guys!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
  • Clean Conscience - Enjoy all my freely available content guilt-free.
  • "Thank You" Video - A little insight into why your contribution means so much to me.
Patron
$2 or more per month
  • Bonus Content - Listen to the "Quick Fire Questions" portion of the podcast interviews.
  • Patreon Feed - Interact with me directly, help me steer the ship and choose the content that you would like to see.
  • Newsletter - Be the first to know what I've got planned for future podcasts and videos.
Patron Saint
$3 or more per month
  • AMA Episodes - Gain access to my AMA (Ask Me Anything) episodes.
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Inner Circle
$5 or more per month
  • Live Q&A's - Get invited to a fun, informal, monthly group video chat with Q&A on YouTube Live.
  • Facebook Group - Interact with myself and fellow patrons, share links and advice, and support one another on your mental health recovery journeys.
  • I will schedule the first Live Q&A and open invitations to the FB Group as soon as we have 20 patrons at this level or above!
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Sponsor
$10 or more per month
  • Sponsor Credit - Get your name, image and link of your choice listed on my sponsors page. I will also link to this page in the description of all my YouTube and SoundCloud content. (See example)
  • Includes all previous rewards.