Overview: Lucas Cullen is the founder of Struggle Creates Strength, a mental health advocacy organization based in British Columbia, Canada. He’s also a podcaster, a traveler and a former semi-pro hockey player. 

In this conversation, Lucas and I talk about the power of story, of sharing our stories vulnerably and courageously and even publicly, so that they can help others. He shares his own story of mental health struggles as a teen and young adult coming up in the hyper-masculine culture of competitive ice hockey. We talk about the rocky and sometimes dark road that ultimately led Lucas to launch Struggle Creates Strength. We also talk about joy and life purpose. Among other things.


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Connect with Lucas Cullen:

Website: strugglecreatesstrength.com
Instagram: @strugglecreatesstrength
Facebook: @strugglecreatesstrength
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCF-vst7Snf8fxxyW6YVQOsw
More links (incl. podcast) on Linktree: linktr.ee/strugglecreatesstrength


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*Full transcript coming.

[INTRO MUSIC: UPBEAT, ELECTRONIC, INSTRUMENTAL]

INTRO TRANSCRIPT

Hi! I’m Adam Williams, and this is the Humanitou Podcast. 

Today, I’m talking with Lucas Cullen, who is the founder of Struggle Creates Strength, a mental health advocacy organization based in British Columbia, Canada. He’s also a podcaster, a traveler and a former semi-pro hockey player.

In this conversation, Lucas and I talk about the power of story, of sharing our stories vulnerably and courageously and even publicly, so that they can help others. In that way, he and I are aligned in the purposes of our podcasts. His podcast is called Struggle Creates Strength, and you can find it on Spotify, Apple, YouTube and at strugglecreatesstrength.com.

With me, Lucas shares his story of mental health struggles as a teen and young adult coming up in what often could be described, I think, as a hyper-masculine culture of competitive ice hockey. 

In time, he found the courage to face his fears and make his struggles known to his team. We talk about the fears he had in doing that and how they responded to this vulnerability.

We talk about the rocky and sometimes dark road that ultimately led Lucas to launch Struggle Creates Strength. And what his intentions with that are. We also talk about how he finds joy in life these days. Among other things.

As always, show notes and links from today’s conversation are at humanitou.com. You can connect with Lucas through the page for this episode. You’ll find his website, podcast and social media links there. 

All right. Onward. My conversation with Lucas Cullen.

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