Sept. 7, 2020

30. Mental Health as the Taboo Carotid Artery to Heart Disease with Rockwell J. Stoyanovitch

30. Mental Health as the Taboo Carotid Artery to Heart Disease with Rockwell J. Stoyanovitch

Sequel to Episode 3, An Update with Host Angela's Father

Health professionals have started to recognize the importance of mental health as it relates to heart disease.  The American Heart Association (AHA) actually includes links to mediation and tips for a gratitude practice on their website.  See link here;

For too long health professionals have ignored matters of mental health for our overall physical well-being as it includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. According to the information on the link above from the AHA, these things affects how we think, feel, and act along with how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Legal Drugs Podcast host, Angela Stoyanovitch, sits down with her father Rockwell ("Rocky") J. Stoyanovitch, retired plumber and trade-skilled pipefitter, to discuss his third heart attack.  Rocky credits his late couple of heart attacks to the stress he endured in his life after going through a divorce.  Rocky underlines that on top of day-to-day relationship navigation, many in the world right now may be stressed due to changes we've seen with the economy, civil unrest and the corona virus pandemic. As a result, our mental health is a vital part of our overall well-being and in Rocky's case played a very significant role to his heart-health. 

We are grateful to Rocky for sharing his story, once again, on the Legal Drugs Podcast.  Please check out Episode 3 to hear the first and fuller version of his health story and overcoming heart disease.  Episode 3 continues to be one of our leading episodes in terms of downloads and other statistics.  Please share our episode with a friend and subscribe wherever you get your podcast.  

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