Frankie Grande Says Tools He Learned In Sobriety Helped Him Prepare For The Challenges Of Social Distancing

By We Are Channel Q
On today's episode of I'm Listening: Stay Connected Dr. Chris Donaghue is joined by actor and Youtube personality, Frankie Grande. Grande starts by sharing all the ways he has been coping with being socially distant during the outbreak of COVID-19. He tells us that the tools he learned on his journey to sobriety really prepared him to be strong enough to cope with his mental health during this pandemic. Grande states that while becoming sober you must be "rigorously honest", not just with others, but with yourself. Being honest with yourself at this time allows you to know exactly where you are at with your personal mental state. The same rigorous honesty applies when checking in with yourself during this time of social isolation.

Grande highlights the importance of checking in with ones self while also sharing that asking others how they are doing, and having the ability to listen to others helps us cope with our own anxiety and self doubt. Grande shares that when you genuinely listen to others, this allows you to get out of your own head for a moment. While it is important to check in with yourself and share feelings, Grande stresses creating the space and time to listen to others. 

At the conclusion of Grande's interview, he answers a listener's tweet about streaming original content. Grande encourages anyone and everyone to create and share their own social media content right now. The world needs creativity. He says that we must ignore the hate that comes with sharing online content. Having experienced online hate himself, Grande stresses that those who spread hate over social media are not happy with themselves.​

Ultimately at this time Grande's messages for the world are to share social content, listen to your self and others and don't fall into hook up culture when we should be social distancing!  

Stay tuned for tomorrow's show at 5PM PST/ 8PM EST 

I'm Listening: Stay Connected is LIVE every Monday-Thursday starting at 5p PT / 8p ET to answer your questions surrounding mental health in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Please submit your questions via Twitter using #ImListening.

For more updates follow CHANNEL Q on: