Above Ground Podcast #192: You Can’t Stop Me

This week Above Ground Podcast is stoked to have as our guest, Sylvester Jenkins III. Sylvester is known as a bounce-back specialist, as well as an author, speaker, husband, father, and vet. Sylvester’s journey is the definition of resilience. Suffering from low self-esteem and abandonment issues stemming from not having a male figure in his life, Sylvester found gang life as the closest thing to family. That led him into life on the streets as an early teen and could have ended much differently. “You Can’t Stop Me” is the story of what it takes to grow into the strongest version of self-development.

“People fake being fine, they don’t fake being depressed,” says Sylvester. Having feet in different cultures where many believe mental illness is a weakness, Sylvester has become a staunch mental health advocate. He believes that by being better for yourself, you are better for everyone else. His ability to overcome every hurdle thrown in his path speaks to the commitment he has to empowering the next generation to rise above their obstacles and unleash their inner-warrior. 

Sylvester Jenkins dedicates himself to sharing his life’s work and helping others become the best versions of themselves. Find Sylvester’s book, From Combat to Comeback, on Amazon or grab the audio somewhere. Check out Sylvester’s YouTube page. Or find him on Facebook and Instagram

Thanks for listening. Please come out Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 pm to The Sage’s Circle at 443 Saratoga Road, Glenville, for our next Mental Health Meet-up Peer Group. Click the link and go to the Facebook event page. Then Sunday, March 5, will be TPP’s Book Discussion and Signing at 6 pm. Please call (518) 369-7018 or email [email protected]. Come out, purchase a book, have it signed, and hear some of the wisdom from this help-yourself book, Never Underestimate the Power of You. Hope to see you there. Until next week, get well, be safe, stay ABOVE…

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