AROUND MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE THROUGH STORYTELLING
PODCAST & VIDEO PRODUCTION
WHAT WE DO
If you Google "best way to end stigma" the number one thing on almost every website says "talk about it". There are not enough stories out there and people feel like they are the only ones going through what they are going through. Room 9 wants to put an end to the lack of stories out there. Maya Angelou once said "there is no greater pain than bearing an untold story inside of you". We intend to relieve people of that weight. If you or someone you know needs a story told please do not hesitate to reach out.We are not here to create commercials, we are here to create stories.
This is where "Room 9" started. Founder, Sean Cuddihy, started the podcast while in rehab for his heroin use disorder. After many late night conversations with his roommate in room number 9, Sean began recording his conversations with the many people who struggle with mental health and substance use, along with those who are willing to help the struggling. With over 80 episodes recorded, you will feel as if you are in the room having coffee during these conversations.
HOW IT BEGAN & OUR MISSION
Room 9 was founded in 2018 by Sean Cuddihy while he was in rehab for his heroin use disorder. Nine being his room number, Sean decided to start a podcast and after receiving a grant from the New York State Education Department, "Room 9" started to head in the direction of video production. As we continue to grow and expand, our mission is to help end the stigma that surrounds addiction and mental health. We are master storytellers and aim to tell the stories of the people who are struggling and the people who are supporting those individuals. As Maya Angelou once said "There Is No Greater Agony Than Bearing An Untold Story Inside Of You" and we are here to give a stage to those in agony.