Mental health is a major issue facing Australian men and Allan Christian Dahlitz hopes to help as many people as possible to overcome it.
According to data from Australian mental health charity Beyond Blue, one in eight men on average will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. The rate of each is also higher among people with disabilities.
The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national
road toll, with men making up an average six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia.
Growing up, Allan felt like a black sheep among his peers. Born with microtia – a deformity where the visible ear does not develop correctly – he struggled to make friends with other kids through his formative childhood years as he looked different.
As a result, he developed poor self-esteem and felt as though he had no one to turn to.
An interest in psychology and mindset through his late teens and early 20s helped him overcome his own struggles as he realised how the mind can be a barrier to personal happiness and goals.
“I want to teach people how to understand our psychology and how we can contradict our thoughts without actions and words. Curiously, many of us make decisions in life which sometimes go against what we feel we want,” Allan said.
“I want to help men realise these patterns and break them.”
“I truly believe that each and every person truly matters in the world. We all have a beautiful gift and message to share with the world to help heal the planet.
“Through deep-diving into ourselves, we can find who we truly are and what we have to offer,” he said.
Allan decided to channel all he learned into a platform to help other men overcome their own struggles. That is why he launched his online course, The Confidence Code.
Specifically targeted at men with their own ear deformity or internal struggles, the program sets out to destroy low self-esteem, loneliness and insecurity and in its place build confidence to ultimately reach a place of self-acceptance.
The online program includes weekly learning modules to discover each person’s limitless potential by overcoming fear and an overwhelming mindset, realising happiness and finding freedom in the way they look at the world.
Everyone who signs up receives access to the online academy, a Facebook community of other people on their own journey of discovery and one-on-one support from Allan though accountability messaging and video calls
“I created a program that I wish I had during the early stages of feeling like an outcast,” Allan said.
“It would have changed everything for me if I had something like this and that’s exactly why I do this, so other men currently going through can learn to live with purpose and truly experience the curiosity and wonder of the world to its fullest.”
Over the next 12 months, Allan hopes to grow his online global community through group coaching, in-person retreats and intensives, and workshops.