This episode is a conversation with Danny Evans and is focused on his experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to experience recovery and help maintain his mental health. Danny Evans is a performer of a rap-style of poetry he calls “gift rap poetry” through which he talks about mental illness and addiction awareness. Danny talks in this episode about how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Therapy (ERT) has helped him as a parent, as an employee, and with many other aspects of his life. Danny is a presenter in the NAMI “In Our Own Voice” program through which he courageously shares his personal recovery story of living with mental illnesses. Danny is in recovery from bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Danny performs his “gift rap poetry” with the stage name of “Dan Triple E.” He performed at the 2018 and 2019 NAMIWalks event in Minneapolis, MN. He was also invited to perform during some NAMI Family-to-Family classes while he attended to share his personal recovery story with the class members.
Listen to Danny’s poetry on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/danny-evans-189602744
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This episode was recorded on 4/17/2020.
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