Hi! I’m Ky! Let me tell you a little bit about me!
Hey there! I’m Kyrus Keenan Westcott, but online, most folks just call me “Ky”. When I’m not sporting my Dallas Cowboys jersey in the heart of Philly territory (a daring choice, I know), I’m working tirelessly on “The Vibe With Ky”, my beloved digital corner. Here, I champion mental health while serving up a dose of humor to lighten up the conversation. Why? Because sometimes, we all need a chuckle to navigate the trickier parts of our journey.
The year 2022 was monumental for me; a revelation. I was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Severe Depression. For 35 years, I walked a path, thinking I wasn’t enough. Weak? Check. Lacking motivation? Felt that too. But the truth is, I was missing a vital piece of the puzzle – understanding and managing my mental health. After that pivotal year, I dove deep into therapy and decided not only to heal and understand myself but to also bring you along with me. I transformed my introspective journey into an enlightening online narrative, hoping that my experiences might resonate with even one person out there.
But let me slide in some fun facts! I’ve been recognized by Outlook Magazine as a 2023 Millennial on the Move. Also, I’m honored to be among the JCI USA’s 2023 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Not too shabby, huh? These accolades, however, are not just about me; they’re a testament to the importance of the conversation I’m trying to foster.
My goal? Simple: To create a world where mental health is understood, accepted, and supported, one laugh at a time. And while I’m no mental health professional (just a dude who’s been there), I often open my platform to experts so we can soak in their wisdom.
Being an African American male in the realm of mental health awareness, I realize my narrative might be rare, but that’s why it’s crucial. Especially for all the men out there who’ve been taught to mask their feelings. We’re in this together.
I’m passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, and I do so with authenticity, sprinkling in a bit of humor to make the conversation engaging and, dare I say, fun. Whether you’re vibing with my podcast, laughing with me on TikTok, or catching some gems on my YouTube channel, know that everything I put out is laced with love, kindness, and genuine concern.
For the theme park enthusiasts and roller coaster junkies – I feel you! When I’m not online, you’ll probably find me traveling the world, seeking that next adrenaline rush.
Got a mental health story of your own? I’m all ears. Remember, I started this journey, thinking I was alone. But every shared story is a reminder of our collective strength.
So, why not explore a bit? Dive into my blog, tune into The Vibe With Ky Podcast, rock some merch from The Vibe With Ky store, or just join our vibrant private Facebook community. We’re here, vibing, laughing, and supporting each other every step of the way.
Till then, remember: It’s okay not to be okay. Let’s vibe through this journey together.
Much love. Good vibes.