More Than You See 3.12 – Mental Health & Identity: Your Profession & Your Passions 

 February 21, 2022

By  Deborah Lee Smith

More Than You See 3.12 – Mental Health & Identity: Your Profession & Your Passions

This week we discuss our identity and how it relates to our profession. When we are kids we are told to find something we are passionate about. But is that always the best way to live our lives? How does that affect our mental health?

We discuss these topics and how they are all wrapped up in our identity on this episode. As always, please let me know what you think and remember to rate, review, and subscribe!

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

TED TALK: Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC

Article from Psychology Today: Who Am I? Self-Identity and Mental Health

Article from Psychology Today: You Are Not Your Work


Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit.

I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener.

Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See.

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Deborah Lee Smith

Hi there! I'm an actor, producer, and writer who is devoted to storytelling and mental health awareness. After struggling through my own mental health, I found that non-traditional resources, like the ones we explore on More Than You See, helped me immensely get through my dark times. Thus, this website and podcast were born! I look forward to helping you gain agency over your mental health journey as you build your own toolkit of resources, tips, and ideas. Because you never know what might help pull you out of the darkness, and we are all More Than You See.   

Deborah Lee Smith

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