We’re changing the face of mental health — one conversation at a time.

Erik DaRosa and Marc Fernandes, two men who are candid and vulnerable about their own mental health struggles, are upending the front-end of the mental health space. Their advocacy work and weekly podcasts are focused on sharing stories, encouraging people to explore and utilize support services, and helping others find their way to thriving.

Listen to our Podcast

Each week, Erik and Marc tackle different mental health topics through honest and relatable “kitchen table” conversations with real people who are helping to shatter mental health stigmas and find their voices. We aim to normalize discussions around mental health topics and remind our audience they are not alone, there is strength in community and “it’s perfectly ok to not always be ok.”

Go a little deeper

Erik contributed to the third edition of this book. His chapter “Tell Someone” describes what it feels like when we break the cycle of silence by openly sharing our mental health struggles for the first time.
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The Path to Greater Joy

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