In a very touching message on Above & Beyond’s official Facebook and Instagram, Paavo took the time to express how struggling with anxiety and stress has always been a part of his life and his career, and how it’s always a good idea to reach out for help and open up about our feelings:
“I am personally recovering from my second burn out in my life, in part I went that way due to the way I’m wired, partially due to the pressures of artist, personal and family life, and also due to past trauma. I am incredibly grateful for finding help through Hoffman Process – real group therapy – that I went through in January, and that has given me so many great tools for helping me cope with myself, my stress and my anxiety – things that I still find challenging. But it’s also been a journey of little victories – I’m learning to accept myself as the vulnerable being that I am.”
Don’t be afraid to talk about Mental Health. Or, as Paavo calls it, Mental Fitness. And don’t forget: you’re never alone.