getting help

Mental Illness as a Driving Force

Brent Seal is the founder and CEO of Mavrixx. Mavrixx is a mental health focused social enterprise dedicated to helping young people build great minds on their own terms.

In this video, Mavrixx Founder and Head Trainer Brent Seal shares his story of going from a suicide attempt and being diagnosed with schizophrenia to summiting some of the world's tallest mountains.

THIS IS MY STORY. Part II

Part II: “I’m so OCD”

Most of you are probably familiar with the OCD stereotypes; neat freak, clean freak, an inevitable discomfort felt in the presence of a crooked picture or a messy room. While these characteristics resonate with many individuals who are diagnosed with OCD (and most definitely for myself), I can tell you that the disorder is much more complex and debilitating than what the stereotypes surrounding it insinuate.

Life in the Stigma

Mental health may be getting more publicity, but is the stigma getting better? Anyone who suffers with mental health issues knows the importance of this statement. I have suffered with borderline personality disorder since I was a child. It has been an uphill battle. Until recently, hiding this little fact from the world was even more of a battle. It took all of my effort to act normal. It occurred to me, finally, that I shouldn’t need to. No one should. We are all human. Having anxiety, depression, bipolar ect. does not make you a failure.

Pages