Impostor Syndrome and Brian May’s Depression Revelation
Impostor Syndrome and Brian May’s Depression Revelation
Posted on January 10th 2019 by Hollie Pita-Carr
Depression, anxiety, Impostor Syndrome and mental health challenges can affect anyone and dramatically impact people’s lives, families, careers and communities. Depression and anxiety are recognised mental disorders, affecting millions of people all over the world.
Impostor Syndrome is when people feel like an impostor or fraud, doubting their own ability with an internalised fear that they will be exposed if people look too closely. Ultimately, Impostor Syndrome refers to not feeling good enough or worthy enough, despite external appearances, successes and achievements.
Brian May is the latest in a line of high profile personalities to openly talk about their own experiences with mental health issues, particularly depression, along with what also sounds like Impostor Syndrome. Brian bravely shared his struggles, proving that anyone and everyone can suffer from depression, even much-loved legends and icons.
Brian May’s depression revelation helps raise awareness of mental health issues and the importance of talking. It is especially important for men to see that it is OK to open up and be honest about how they feel, and that help and support is always available. Men make up three quarters of all suicides in the UK and traditionally there was social pressure and reluctance to disclose mental health issues. Thankfully this is now slowly changing thanks to people like Brian sharing their experiences.
This article explores Impostor Syndrome and Brian May’s depression revelation and the resources and treatments available, to help others who may be able to relate...
Brian May’s “Depression, hopelessness and fear”
Queen guitarist, Brian May, has opened up about his struggle with “depression, hopelessness and fear” which he said “engulfed” him over Christmas.
“Most of this Christmas period I haven’t wanted to show my face because my face was grim.
There’s something about this time of the year that paralyses me. Depression, hopelessness, fear... I get engulfed. Is it logical?
No. Should I be grateful for my life and therefore NOT depressed? Yes. But none of that makes any difference when you look up and the colours have gone out of the world.”
What is the prevalence of mental illness worldwide?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that “264 million people of all ages suffer from depression’ and that ‘Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.” It is important to recognise and talk about this important subject and to know that there is help, support and effective treatments available.
Whilst women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men, the male suicide rate is far higher than female. In fact, Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK.
As the Mental Health Foundation reported in their research “two thirds of men said that they’d felt so stressed at some point over the past year that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. A third have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of feeling stressed.
While stress isn't a mental health problem in itself, it often leads to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.” This article, Is Stress The Silent Killer? has some valuable tips and resources on how to overcome stress and anxiety.
Internationally-renowned celebrity therapist Marisa Peer states that “depression needn’t be a life sentence.” She has helped countless people heal depression and says “No one needs to suffer when there are highly effective solutions available.” This article explains more…
How to heal depression?
The key to knowing How To Heal Depression is in understanding where an issue came from. By treating the underlying cause, rather than just suppressing the presenting symptoms, it is possible to achieve long-term freedom from depression and other issues.
In this article Top 5 Causes And How To Free Yourself From Depression, celebrity therapist Marisa Peer says “I’m often asked why celebrities get depressed when they appear to ‘have it all?
I believe that not feeling good enough or worthy enough challenges everyone, it is the curse of the modern world. When you don’t feel enough, no amount of fame, fortune, achievement or love will change that.”
Understanding the root cause
The 72 year old music legend Brian May previously revealed that he had “severe depression” as a younger man. He said that his problems come from his childhood and “It’s actually that I haven’t reprogrammed myself from those days.”
May said: “I still catch myself feeling like the shy schoolboy of many years ago. I don’t know how to start a conversation. It’s a complete shock to me when people treat me like someone they look up to or might be excited about meeting.”
When people don’t feel that they are worthy of their success or deserve the recognition they receive, they can experience what has become known as Imposter Syndrome.
Harvard Business Review states “Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success… They seem unable to internalize their accomplishments, however successful they are in their field. High achieving, highly successful people often suffer, so imposter syndrome doesn’t equate with low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence.”
What is the most effective treatment available?
From over thirty years as a top therapist working with everyone from royalty to rock stars, Olympians to obese overeaters, Marisa Peer has had phenominal success in helping free people from the limitaions holding them back. She created Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™) as a culmination of her life’s work, to share her proven methods with others, so that as many people could benefit as possible.
Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™) is referred to as a complete solution-based treatment that gets to the root cause of an issue quickly and provides long term freedom from it. RTT has won numerous awards and been recognised globally as ‘one of the most effective treatments available’ for it’s fast and effective results.
As Marisa says “When you find something as effective as RTT, you want the whole world to know about it and benefit from it.” She says “Nothing gives me more fulfilment than to empower others to achieve the same fast effective results through Rapid Transformational Therapy.”
Inspiring Real Life Stories...
RTT has helped countless people transform their lives, some of whom share their stories to help others realize that the solution is available and freedom from depression is possible.
In this interview, Sofia shares her story of how she beat suicidal depression. Sofia says “My life has been radically transformed as a result of RTT.” Sofia is now proud to state “I can confidently say that depression is no longer part of my life.” Sofia found RTT so effective that she decided to become an RTT therapist and use her experiences to help others.
Former military man and police officer, Marcus Matthews, reveals ‘How RTT Saved My Life’ after struggling with severe depression. He is now passionate about helping others going through challenging experiences to achieve the same life-changing results he did with RTT.
Marcus says: “My mental health was completely out of control and the chance discovery of a therapy ‘saved my life’ - setting me on the road to becoming a therapist and helping others in a similar situation.”
The simple solution to transforming millions of lives
Marisa has helped millions of people to transform their lives using simple yet effective techniques. She also started a global movement to teach people how to use the powerful statement of truth ‘I Am Enough.’
Marisa says: “When you truly understand that you are enough, you can live a life full of meaning and purpose, free of the feelings of inadequacy that so many people struggle with. I want people to not just ‘know’ that they are enough at an intellectual level, I want them to feel it, live it and embody it.
Marisa says that she designed the I Am Enough program “to help you massively increase your own sense of self-worth so that you like yourself, feel good about yourself and believe in yourself. It helps you permanently break free from self-sabotage and self-destructive thought patterns and behaviors, so you can live a happy, motivated and confident life, not just sometimes but all the time.”
Life changing resources are available now...
Marisa also made a number of downloads available for people to listen to from the comfort of their own home. This includes Free Yourself From Depression, which will restore the belief that you are good enough exactly as you are.
There are also a number of free gifts and valuable resources every week in the popular Wellness Weekly, such as this article on How to Reach Your Full Potential, How To Be Healthy, and How to Love Yourself.
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