Being a YouTuber with Depression with Alana Arbucci

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@Alana.Arbucci was so open and vulnerable with sharing a very personal experience with her battle with depression, and how therapy helped her cope with depression and being a full-time YouTuber. This interview is so important for everyone, whether you have faced mental health struggles like Alana has, or whether you have a hard time with certain aspects of being a content creator. I really hope you enjoy this episode and let me know how this interview resonates with you!

If you like this video, check out How this YouTuber with 1.5 Million Subscribers Overcame YouTube Anxiety

0:00 – Introduction
0:20 – How Alana got started on Youtube
5:27 – Figuring out a work-life balance as a YouTuber
9:10 – Alana’s depression story
21:48 – Therapy vs. Medication
26:36 – Sharing mental health struggles on YouTube
30:20 – Learning how to “turn off” as a content creator
36:07 – What is your #1 struggle with YouTube?
36:21 – If you could start over, what would you do differently?
36:57 – What is your favorite video you’ve done?
37:43 – What is your #1 tip for preserving your mental health as a creator?
38:38 – Have you ever wanted to give up?
39:11 – Any video you uploaded that you were excited about but bombed?
40:13 – What’s the biggest opportunity you’ve gotten as a content creator?
41:37 – What’s kept you going?
43:35 – What is your YouTube Superpower?
44:25 – What is your #1 piece of advice for someone starting on YouTube?
46:00 – Connect with Alana
46:47 – Ready to grow your YouTube channel? head to

Alana’s mental health videos:

LIVING WITH DEPRESSION (Major Depressive Disorder)

I beat my lifelong depression…& this is how I keep it away

Does therapy actually work?

What I have been hiding from everyone | MY DEPRESSION STORY 2018

Dealing with extremely depressing thoughts | My Mental Health & Depression Story 2018

First time admitting to a professional that I need help…

More videos from me and other creators on this topic:
Mental Health Hacks for YouTubers with Psychiatrist YouTuber Dr. Tracey Marks

Beauty YouTuber Samantha March Opens Up About her Divorce

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@Zukinnicalcetini says:

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@93anagirl says:

So glad Alana shared more about her mental health journey in this interview. Also makes me more inspired to finally start going to therapy . Love how open and real she is

@kirsten7975 says:

Ive never in my life come across a video with so many ads. Dont know if its a bug but it makes it unwatchable

@valeantigot6390 says:

can you post these videos as audio only on audea? would really appreciate just the audio! love your stuff btw, keep pushing out content!!

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