The Journey to Becoming Mentally Shredded

"The Journey to Becoming Mentally Shredded" is a personal story of a black man's struggle with mental health during the pandemic. The protagonist shares his experiences with anxiety, depression, grief, and loss, which left him feeling mentally shattered. The story takes a positive turn when he decides to seek help and rebuild his foundation.

The story sheds light on the pressure of growing up in America as a black man and the unique challenges that come with it. It explores how societal expectations and cultural norms can contribute to mental health issues and the importance of addressing these issues head-on.

The narrative also touches on the impact of mental health on families and communities. It shares a touching story of a woman who lost her son and was motivated to create awareness and change the stigma surrounding mental health in Charlotte. This story serves as a reminder that mental health affects everyone and that it is essential to have open conversations and support for those who are struggling.

Overall, "The Journey to Becoming Mentally Shredded" is a raw and inspiring account of one man's journey towards mental wellness, highlighting the importance of seeking help, self-care, and breaking down the barriers surrounding mental health.

  • Christopher DeShawn Weedon
  • Christopher DeShawn Weedon
  • Tina Carusillo
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Tirrell DeGannes
    Key Cast
  • Christopher DeShawn Weedon
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    42 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Christopher DeShawn Weedon

Christopher Weedon grew up in a military family in San Angelo, Texas, where his grandparents instilled in him values and principles that helped shape his success today. After graduating from college, he pursued a career in professional soccer and eventually transitioned to a successful sales management role. Weedon acquired diverse skills and experiences during his career, including adapting to new environments, languages, customs, and communication styles, which proved to be invaluable in his corporate career.

In his sales career, Weedon excelled in managing territories, overseeing operations, exceeding quotas, and contributing to the public listing of his former company. Additionally, he took on a new challenge with his venture, Mentally Shredded, which focuses on empowering people through personal development and changing the stigma in mental health. Today, the Mentally Shredded platform includes a podcast, a peer support group, and events, with plans to expand to additional services to assist people along their mental health journey. Weedon's dedication to his passion project and his commitment to helping others has made a significant impact on his community.

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Director Statement

My mission is to change the stigma surrounding mental health and empower individuals through personal development. I believe that everyone has the potential to overcome mental health challenges and achieve personal growth, but they often lack the resources or support to do so.

Through my work, I aim to provide a platform that encourages individuals to embrace their mental health journey and seek the help they need without fear of judgment or shame. By sharing stories of individuals who have overcome their struggles and found success through personal development, I hope to inspire and motivate others to take control of their own mental health and well-being.

My approach to filmmaking is to create a safe and supportive environment for all involved, where individuals feel comfortable sharing their experiences and stories. I believe that by fostering an open and honest dialogue around mental health, we can break down barriers and reduce the stigma surrounding it.

Overall, my goal is to create films and documentaries that not only entertain but also inform and inspire audiences to take action towards their own personal development and mental health journey. Through this work, I hope to make a positive impact on individuals and society as a whole.