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Sep 1, 2022

Depression is rampant in today's society and is one of the leading causes of suicide. And did you know that middle-aged men are 70% more likely to commit suicide than any other segment of the population? Sounds scary right? Because it is!!


Today we have Ian Hill with us who was facing the same problem but fortunately got out of it safely and is now on a mission to motivate and help men that need help getting out of depression. Let's hear what Ian has to say and learn from his experience and what he's doing to help others in need.


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Humanitarian, Business Leader, Award Winning Social Innovator, Professional Development Pioneer, and World Record Breaker; these are some of the words often used when referring to Ian Hill. Whether running a multi-million-dollar business operation with over 1000 employees or spearheading first-of-their-kind life-changing community projects, Ian Hill is recognized for being a catalyst for positive change throughout the world.

Today, Ian is CEO of the National Grassroots Media Corporation and its family of networks. These Digital TV and Radio networks reach 185 million households across the US and 3.1 billion mobile devices around the world.

Ian is also a professional development expert who launched one of the most innovative professional and personal development models ever created. From the use of live video streaming starting as early as 2010, to a proprietary behavioral change model that helps participants maximize their potential personally and professionally, whole cities and major corporations have participated in his programs and benefited from demonstrated, quantifiable, and lasting change.

Currently, Ian is attempting to set another world record by becoming the oldest man to play college football. The effort is to save lives by de-stigmatizing mental health for men, as middle-aged men are 70% more likely to commit suicide than any other segment of the population, as well as introducing them to partner programs that will provide meaningful information and tangible tools that foster mental wellness, resiliency, and strength. Ian has partnered with the #1 long-snapping coach in the nation to achieve the record and already has interest from several top colleges.

Ian is also known for his humanitarian effort, "Let Them Be Kids", of which he is the founder and volunteer CEO. This first-of-its-kind initiative builds playgrounds in areas of extreme need. "Let Them Be Kids" has impacted over 170 communities across North America and as far away as Africa. The World Leisure Congress named the Let Them Be Kids program one of the foremost innovative social leisure programs in the world.

The National Council for Community and Justice and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, recognized Ian for his commitment to positive change, by naming Ian Humanitarian of the Year. The Stand for Children Organization named Ian its Child Advocate of the Year.


A bit about me (Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj):

Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon moving to a new passion in June 2018. He retired after a 33-year career to pursue new passions. At 69 Dr. Orest has taken on a new role as an Interviewer, Podcaster and government-certified Old Guy. He streams from his new home in Las Vegas, NV. He lives with his wife of 29 years, Oksana. His status as an empty-nesters with two out of college-employed children has left him with time and energy to share decades of successes, failures, and wisdom.



00:00 - Precap

00:58 - Intro

02:08 - Guest introduction

05:15 - What's the most important thing you've done today?

06:45 - Duty to the society

07:40 - What do you think is the cause of middle age men's suicide?

10:40 - My journey with testosterone

16:45 - Positive impacts of testosterone

18:20 - How do people hand life when it's not working out?

24:51 - Accountability program

27:00- Building habits

27:40 - Commercial

28:15 - How do you see relationships as being a factor in suicide and depression?

31:35 - Your inner circle

34:26 - My love for cigar

36:30 - Working out for football! What possessed you to do this?

40:56 - What do you find as a challenge in terms of training?

45:00 - Importance of rest and recovery

47:11 - What is NGBN TV Men's Network all about?

55:15 - Outro