DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, putting a spotlight on a range of men’s health issues.
Known for his YouTube channel with over 6 million subscribers, comedian Daniel Howell is a driving force behind mental health advocacy.
In 2021, Howell introduced this by writing the non-fiction bestseller You Will Get Through This Night, co-authored with clinical psychologist Dr. Heather Bolton. The book serves as a practical guide, explaining how readers can take control of their mental health, even on days when all hope seems lost.
Today, Howell’s solo comedy tour, ‘We’re All Doomed!’, takes him around the world and uses humor to address the mundane issues facing humanity. they.
“When I first started doing comedy, it was relatable and observational, but one day, I was dealing with a pretty serious depression at the time, so even writing and acting was really hard for me. ’” Howell recalled.
“I spoke about my struggle with mental health for the first time because I thought I needed to be open about it. I was coming from a place.
Howell said seeing people resonate with his struggle inspired him to continue advocating for those who might be suffering in silence. I came to create a comedy stage show in a way that I also incorporated.
“For me, it was this green light. People talk about the relationship between comedy and tragedy. I think that the more defenseless you are above, the more interesting you are talking.”
Howell finds strength in sharing her mental health issues with others and encourages people to speak openly about the adversity they face.
“If you keep things inside, it will bubble up. It goes on until it bursts.It’s not healthy.The more open and honest you are, the sooner you feel liberated and you can get on with your life.”
For those in need, Howell offers a resounding message of hope.
“I can’t give up no matter how hard it is. And it seems very difficult… I guess I’ll just have to hope somehow.”
If he could share one message, it would be that people are not alone in their suffering.
“A lot of people feel like it’s a bad vulnerability to tell people how they feel when they’re not feeling well, but I think it’s the complete opposite. Incredible bravery and bravery.” I think it really shows,” he said.
“Being able to open up and admit that you may not be feeling well and need help shows great power. Everyone should ask for it, even if it was cracking up.Some inappropriate jokes.
For more information, including ticket availability for We’re All Doomed!, click here for the comedy tour.