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My Relationship with Self Doubt

Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

@jsmartinlive You ever explain to your therapist your internal battles? Therapy is a great place to work these issues out. #mentalhealth #anxiety #therapy #fyp ♬ original sound – Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin – My Relationship with Self Doubt

Everyone deals with some level of anxiety or self doubt, but sometimes these feelings can be tough to sort out alone. Writer and actor Jesse Martin shares a light-hearted look at his experiences with these challenges.

About Jesse Martin

Jesse is a writer, producer, and actor with credits ranging from comedy to drama on multiple award-winning projects. Currently, a staff writer on Richard Jefferson’s ‘The Sports Gap’, Jesse also has a body of accomplished original work such as the film ‘Blind Currency’, the co-written film ‘Black Theory’, and original TV pilot ‘Columbia’. Jesse performs stand-up comedy around LA and NYC, having hosted and performed at shows with comedians and writers from ‘Comedy Central’, ‘Conan’, ‘The Daily Show’, and more. As an actor, Jesse is SAG-Eligible and has appeared in multiple Co-Star roles on Investigation Discovery, the feature film ‘The Fearless Two’, and commercial advertisements for GQ, Uber Eats, and Degree for Men among others.

About the Series

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Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.

Related Series & Films is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.