158: Developing Radical Self-Awareness & Becoming the Healer Within with Lucas Salame

by neeta bhushan


Quote: “Social media is part of our world… So, we don’t realize we’re using it to numb. We don’t realize we’re needing this instant gratification to avoid our deepest wounds.” – Lucas Salame

This episode has been a long-time coming and I’m so excited to finally share it with you. After appearing on his podcast, The New Age Sage, I just knew that I had to bring Lucas Salame onto The Brave Table. Our conversation is raw, uncut, and most definitely courageous. For such a young man, Lucas shares deeply profound insights about owning emotions, shedding shame, and redefining masculinity. His transformational journey is inspiring for any generation. Let’s get into it!

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Recovering in isolation from drug addiction and seeking help after attempted suicide during traumatic times.
  • Unpacking psychiatric misdiagnosis, electing for a cold turkey detox, and learning the how to’s of self-help.
  • Acknowledging the detriments of instant gratification to the mental health of teens and young adults.
  • Addressing shame and how the contradictions of societal expectations contribute to the wounding of men.
  • Giving value based on function, or conditional love, and the trauma it creates in children.


After a life or death awakening experience, attempting suicide due to the side effects of over eight psychiatric medications, Lucas Salame had the choice to keep following the path of a drug addict or to pull himself out of darkness. He chose to address his inner wounds, move past the stigma of being labeled bipolar, and commit himself to deep contemplation.

Through prioritizing his health and well-being, as well as sharing his experiences with others, Lucas no longer uses drugs to escape. Instead, he channels his energy into what he believes is his true life’s purpose–being a voice and creating a community for those who have experienced mental health issues.

Lucas dedicates his time to providing an abundance of resources to assist those on the healing path though his show, The New Age Sage Podcast, and his expansive archive of written content.

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Discussion Question:

In a fast-paced world that often neglects emotional and mental health, how can we better address the unmet needs of today’s youth?

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