Why subscribe?

You should subscribe if you struggle with managing your mental health while navigating the complexities of life — such as building a career — and are looking for direct, honest, and practical mental health advice from one high-achiever to another.

What do I write about?

I write about my trials and experiences dealing with Complex PTSD, OCD, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder while I built a high-performing career in the tech industry.

Over the last decade, I’ve invested over 10,000 hours and $200,000+ to treat and manage my mental health disorders. My healing journey has included modern western methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and tribal medicines like psychedelic-assisted trauma work using naturally occurring psychedelic compounds like Ayahuasca and Magic Mushrooms. And a whole lot of other modalities in between.

I did that while building a highly successful career in the technology industry. Now, I’ve turned my focus toward helping other achievement addicts break free from unending cycles of stress, overwork, and imbalance that are characteristic of our lives.

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Andy Johns
Writing about mental health for high achievers. I previously worked @ Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and Wealthfront. I'm currently a Venture Advisor at Unusual Ventures. Investor in Robinhood and Webflow. Advisor to Opendoor and Poshmark.