It's My Choice with Anh Tuan Duong Van

Dawn Breaks podcast

OCT. 15, 2021

Key words: Grief, loss, purpose, freedom, happiness, positivity, support, experience

Connect with Any Tuan:
Instagram: @dv_anton

“All that matters is that you can be free to live your life the way you sincerely feel it…”

I’m Anh Tuan – Anton. I’m 36. I‘m originally from France. I lived in London for a decade, moved to Vietnam and I currently live and work as an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.

From my friends and colleagues’ own words, I am “enthusiastic, hilarious, generous with time, someone who does not give up on you…” This strikes me right to the core because I know how difficult it was for me to be defined by these words and not by what I went through in my life.

I’m not perfect and nothing in my life is but I’d like everyone to see life through my eyes just for one second because today I can say it loud and clear: I am happy!

Connect with Any Tuan:
Instagram: @dv_anton

Further support specific to this episode:

NHS UK - Get Help with Grief after bereavement or loss: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/grief-bereavement-loss/

Cruse Bereavement Care, UK charity: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coping-grief

A supportive article from the American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/topics/grief

This is what Mental Health America have to say about dealing with Loss: https://www.mhanational.org/bereavement-and-grief

NHS UK - Where to get urgent support for mental health: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/

Find an urgent Mental Health Helpline (England only): https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

Call The Samaritans, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for anonymous support on 116 123

Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19

Advice for how to cope during a mental health crisis from Mind UK: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/what-can-i-do-to-help-myself-cope/