Adam Scherr Opens Up On Mental Health Issues, Developing Social Anxiety After Leaving WWE, New "Diskuss" App


Adam Scherr recently spoke with Lance Allen from the local NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for an in-depth interview to promote his "Diskuss" mental health app.

During the discussion, the former WWE Superstar known as Braun Strowman spoke about the new app, how he dealt with mental health issues early in life, as well as a social anxiety disorder that he has developed since making the transition to his post-WWE career as Titan on the independent pro wrestling scene.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On his new mental health app, "Diskuss": “We just launched an app called Diskuss. It’s a mental health app that gives you licensed certified professional therapists, counselors, life coaches in the palm of your hand, 24 hours a day via audio, video, text messaging services. It’s fully encrypted so all your information (is) safe. But, it gives you the capabilities and the comfort of doing it in your own home. If people would like to speak with someone, we’re offering a free 24 hour text messaging session by using promo code ‘let’s diskuss.’ So ‘let’s diskuss’ will give you a free opportunity to try the app out for 24 hours via the text messaging service for anybody that would like to try it if they need to reach out and talk to somebody.”

On his own mental health issues and how he overcame being bullied over his weight and reading disability: “You see this image that I portray in real life, this outer shell, but I’m an onion. I got layers. Everybody. Everybody has layers. I went through a lot of bullying when I was a kid because I was a fat little kid. A little husky kid. (I) didn’t understand why and then (I) had a reading disability when I was younger, so that was another thing. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up. My family, we just didn’t. So I would wear different clothes and oh, you’re poor and getting picked on. That’s stuff I think everyone has to deal with. The unfortunate thing is, bullying is never going to go away.”

On being motivated by those who tell him he isn't capable of doing something and how he sent a signed WWE Mattel action figure to a teacher from his school years who told him he'd never amount to anything: “I had teachers that told me I was never going to amount to anything when I was in high school. My very first action figure I got I signed and said to that teacher, thank you for everything. So I had things like that and people, and that was, that’s still one of the things to this day that pushes me and drives me, is telling me that I can’t do something. Like, oh, da, da, da. There’s limitations of whatever. I don’t even care if it’s getting in a little car, like alright, I’ll prove you wrong.”

On how he has developed social anxiety issues since transitioning from his days as Braun Strowman in WWE to his current run on the independent wrestling scene as Titan: “There’s been times even with my career when I was with WWE when things weren’t going well and I started getting in my own head, because you’re constantly being verbal badgered by the internet and social media. You’re being attacked every way you go. You go out to eat dinner and people are hounding you when you’re out here, and I started to develop social anxiety because of it.”

Check out the complete interview at TMJ4.com.

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