#AskRos Mental Health & Anxiety Questions With Cristal Ortiz (YoungLosAngeles.com)

#AskRos “Did you have anxiety in your early 20s? I’m 20 & really anxious about the future.” asks @yeltss__

“Thank you for your question. I had my first anxiety attack when I was 28, late at night after going to Kanye & E-40 listening sessions the night before I had to fly to Atlanta where we were going to give Drake the @myspace “Rookie of the Year” BET Hip Hop Award & produce a Lloyd Release Show. I was completely stressed, running around with barely any energy in my tank so mistakenly drank 5 red bulls in one night to stay awake! Up until that point, I had been working nonstop at my career since I was 19 years old. I didn’t have life balance, proper diet, exercise, meditation or courage to talk to someone & eventually my body started producing physical symptoms of weakness. B/C of the #flightorfight fear anxiety puts you in, there were times I couldn’t even sit in a company meeting, interview or do a presentation without feeling anxious & usually left the room. I sought help & now can properly deal with anxiety & spoke in detail of what others can potentially do as well in this video.

Thank you #ShortStoryLong contest winner @cristalll.o of younglosangeles.com for joining us, you’ll learn more about her soon in her @mydiveo profile that we shot. I love her energy, passion & mission to help people encounter mental health issues that she once faced. If you’re dealing with anxiety, know you aren’t alone, it’s ok to ask for help & do research of how you can turn the ‘fear’ into excitement & faith. She is a great mentor to speak to!” -Roslynn

Continue to submit your great questions via DM here or comments to Roslynn’s instagram @roslynnc.

Short Story Long Thank You We’re Listening Contest

Drama, Young & Reckless Clothing Founder hosts a weekly “Short Story Long,” inspirational podcast speaking to entrepreneurs, artists, comedians, etc. about their career paths from start to now. On Roslynn’s Episode #63, a contest was created asking fans of the show to submit their own stories of how the podcast has been inspirational in their own lives. Here some answers here from clothing brand owner Zach Davenport from Louisville, Kentucky, blogger/writer Cristal Ortiz from LA, CA and rapper Nance from Wake Forest, North Carolina. and tune in to the weekly podcasts with a new episode up Wednesdays on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud & YouTube.com/dramadrama.

With over 3 million downloads to date, Drama is helping influence the next generation of leaders and business owners.

Watch the episode below:

Short Story Long is a weekly podcast hosted by Young & Reckless Founder/Entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff. Every week Drama catches up with not only his friends but also individuals who have made a name for themselves and overcame certain obstacles to get to reach their level of achievements. You can’t google the keys to success but you can be inspired by talking to people who have been through it.