Masculinity and getting mentally and emotionally unstuck with Mike Lardi

Mike Lardi of the Bipolar Now podcast shares his story of beginning a journey into mental health and getting unstuck from harmful cycles. Most men encounter cycles of poor mental health. Yet a tiny fraction of men ever share their struggles or seek counseling. Why is that? 

As Mike shares his story, we get a sense of the strength revealed by taking a step into vulnerability, and the renewed strength encountered by moving towards a sense of wholeness.

Episode 2.16: Masculinity and getting mentally and emotionally unstuck

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More about Mike Lardi: Mike was a former A-student turned college dropout. He often didn’t understand why he made the decisions he made. Finally, at the age of 30 he admitted something was going on with him and got help. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Today, Mike shares his experiences and his ongoing recovery through the Bipolar Now podcast. He is an award-winning artist and a budding entrepreneur residing in “a hidden mountain village” in Southern California. Mike teaches essential skills for those impaired by bipolar disorder, utilizing a combination of real-world methods that yielded positive results in his own life.

Published by RyanDunn

Ryan Dunn has a bunch of certificates on his desk. A few are awards for content production and marketing. Another marks his ordination as a minister. One says he’s earned a BA in English from the University of Iowa. The certificate next to that says he earned an MA in Christian Practice from Duke (with honors!). Ryan is most proud, though, of the things he’s created: The Compass Podcast, some deep content on, a series of practical spiritual advice videos, a long-lasting marriage, and fantastic little boy. (He enjoyed A LOT of help on all of those projects, especially the last two.)

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