Mitch Arnold, frontman of Wayland, opens up to The You Rock Foundation about loosing his dad to a tragic car accident and his early struggles in life. Some of these struggles lead him down destructive paths and even caused some darker thoughts of self harm, “Digging though and exploring your feelings wasn’t really on the forefront of everybody’s mindset. I went though my high school years as a very angry individual, upset.”
Mitch shares how he made his way, and eventual fought through these struggles aided by his commitment to music and additional healing methods, “I’ll admit I deal with depression and anxiety, I’m not going to say all the time, but these are human emotions, these are things that happen with people and I have to be really clear, I use exercise an meditation to help myself out of these things.”
Mitch’s words are honest, delivered in an honest way, to truly help those in need of hearing them. He allows himself to become vulnerable in the spotlight to help others.
Interview conducted by Laura DeSantis-Olsson | Videography by Laura Desantis-Olsson | Edited by Laura DeSantis-Olsson | Music by John Penola
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