Warning Signs of Mental Illness with Petra Velzeboer

Petra Velzeboer joins us in this episode of the show and talks about mental illness, some causes, and some signs to look out for, and she shares some tips on what to do if you’re struggling with mental ill-health.

About Our Guest

Petra is a renowned mental health expert, TedX speaker, and CEO of mental health consultancy, PVL. She captures, surprises, and inspires audiences with her incredible story of transforming adversity into advantage, and challenges them to take responsibility for their mental health.

Petra was born and raised in the infamous Children of God cult, conditioned to believe that she was being groomed to save the world. Having escaped that world, she now talks to audiences about her ultimate rock bottom, her battle with mental illness including addiction and depression, and her subsequent transformation leading to her founding a flourishing mental health business.

With her core values of lightness, bravery, and responsibility shining through at all times, she is bold in her approach to mental health, normalizing our human experiences and even helping people to see the humor in our humanness.

Petra is a psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development and is a qualified ORSC & CTI Certified Coach. She speaks around the globe and virtually on a variety of topics relating to mental health including:

  • Resilience, stress management, and burnout prevention
  • Leadership & psychological safety for healthy teams
  • Wellbeing through change and uncertainty
  • Parenting and young people’s mental health
  • Shifting stigma and raising awareness of the mental illness

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