With Jimmy V.

Host and Actor Jimmy V pours out about his speech impediment and not having a close relationship with his brothers. Jimmy reflects how not being taught how to be a man with an absent father, led him to becoming his own version of one. Seeking spiritual health and guidance Jimmy sees the view of the world differently and the characteristic of his spirituality allows him to live with a purpose.

Jimmy wants the world to understand you can have an army around you and still feel alone. Unpacking the truth that having a good cry is the manly this to do, and doing everything in your power to accomplish your goals is the right thing to do.

About the Author: BJ Williams – Contributor

BJ Williams Mental Health Foundation author bio headshotBJ Williams is a teacher, actor, model, coach, and former athlete. A social studies graduate from Washington State University he also lettered in football and track and field. BJ has balanced the life of a teacher, coach, actor, and model for ten years. When he is not hustling in the world of entertainment, BJ uses his downtime as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified and Downey Unified School Districts. An accomplished athlete, educator, model, actor, BJ has battled situational depression for half his life.Having gone to therapy over the past few years BJ wanted to share his path to therapy with others. He created “Can I Be Vulnerable?” A series depicting Black men being vulnerable to the world. What started as personal project has blossomed into a global project. The goal is to break the stigma in his community and beyond.