Wrabel on Coming Out, Addiction, and More: Going There

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On this episode of Going There, Dr. Mike is joined by singer-songwriter and musician Wrabel, who touches on everything from understanding his sexuality to dealing with addiction.

Collaborating with artists like Marshmallow, Kesha, P!NK, the Backstreet Boys, and more, Wrabel has a body of work any artist would be incredibly proud of. Of course, success in one’s career doesn’t translate to perfect mental health, and Wrabel will be the first to say so. The artist runs through his decision to become sober, the path he took towards accepting his sexuality, and the reactions he garnered from others while on those journeys.

“I really just tried to follow my gut,” he explains. “Especially in my coming out, it was met with so much disapproval and denial … [but] being gay — to me, for me, and in my life — is my capacity to love. And I have goosebumps just thinking about that.”

Listen to Wrabel chat about all of this and more in the new episode above, and watch a video segment below. Then make sure to like, review, and subscribe to Going There with Dr. Mike, presented by the Consequence Podcast Network and Sound Mind Live, wherever you get your podcasts.

Also be sure to check out Wrabel’s new EP, Chapter of Me, which is available now. You can also get tickets to his upcoming tour dates here.

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Those in need of mental health assistance can check out the Sound Mind Live resources page for a list of helplines, community programs, therapy links, and more.

Season 4 of Going There with Dr. Mike is brought to you by AbbVie, who is driving the pursuit of better mental health. Over the last 30 years, AbbVie’s scientists and clinicians have worked to tackle the complexity of mental illness and today offer a portfolio of medicines and a pipeline of innovation that spans depression, anxiety, bipolar 1 disorder, and schizophrenia. To learn more about AbbVie’s work to support individuals throughout their mental health journey, please visit www.AbbVie.com or follow at AbbVie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

This episode of Going There is also supported by Sage Therapeutics. Sage Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company fearlessly leading the way to create a world with better brain health. Their mission is to pioneer solutions to deliver life-changing brain health medicines, so every person can thrive. Click here for more information.