In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna speak with Mason Sawyer after losing his wife, children, brother, and nephew to a horrifying car accident, leaving his 3-year-old son as the only survivor. Mason gets vulnerable as he shares what the process of healing has looked like for him, the guilt he faced after the accident, and how he’s fought to avoid the victim mentality.
This is a story of resilience and surviving insurmountable trauma. At 32-years-old, Mason has since become a mental health advocate for people of all ages by openly sharing his story through speaking engagements, support groups, and ultimately launching his own podcast, The 10Ninety, as a way to shed light on life’s challenges and how to overcome them.
[03:50] Mason shares his unbelievably tragic story of losing his family in a car accident
[10:29] The #1 thing Mason has learned in processing this trauma
[13:06] The difficulties that come in the 2nd year of processing trauma
[16:37] The positive impact Mason has had on men’s mental health
[18:39] What is the 10Ninety Rule?
[24:36] How Mason feels about the person he is now
[27:27] How his 3-year-old son who miraculously survived the accident is doing today
[29:39] The #1 motivation keeping him going
[31:17] Why you should never compare your grief to someone else’s
[36:34] Avoiding the trap of the victim mentality
[38:47] The #1 piece of advice to support anyone experiencing any type of trauma
[42:05] What would 15-year-old Mason say to 32-year-old Mason?
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