Since a very young age, James Krasczyk struggled with mental health issues due to personal challenges he faced with his friends and family. To characterize Krasczyk for those who might not know him, he believes greatly in remembering there is a person behind every like, comment, or view.
Krasczyk has become known as a mental health influencer that replies to every single DM or stays on a Live until a person’s question is answered to make sure everyone is heard. Very few people genuinely care about their audience and have this level of care and understanding for their following.
In this exclusive interview, I get to share with you how Krasczyk started posting mental health and fitness videos, what makes him stand out, and how he became one of the biggest mental health influencers on the TikTok platform.
How did you make a name for yourself or your company in your industry, especially in the early days?
Answer: “My business is spreading awareness on mental health. I made a name for myself in the social media industry by posting relatable content involving mental health, fitness, and trending videos. I post a wide variety of content including inspirational quotes, comedy skits involving mental health to give it a relatable and funny vibe, and fitness content showing how important it is not only physically but mentally too!
I went live almost every day on TikTok and wouldn’t get off until I spoke to every person in the chat. I have earned a good reputation of being the influencer that answers almost every dm. Everyone has a story and everyone deserves to be heard. Even if it isn’t right away, I do my best to respond to everyone who reaches out so they know they are worth it and they are seen.”
What makes you stand out within your industry? Why are you unique?
Answer: “I am extremely thankful and proud of the community that I have built. I like to say that I don’t have a big following. Instead, I say that I have a big community of amazing people who have struggled with similar challenges in life who no longer feel alone. I am a unique influencer because my engagement is more than just likes and comments.
My engagement is filled with people expressing their feelings, giving advice to others about their personal experiences with mental health, and even connecting with others making friends! It is such an amazing feeling to be recognized in public not for my looks or “success” but for the impact that I have had on that person’s life.”
Where do you see yourself and your product in a couple of years? What are some of your dreams and aspirations?
Answer: “In a couple years I see myself opening up my own gym with programs that also offer mental health help. I have already been in contact with companies who want to help me with my own merch line so it is a huge goal of mine to create clothing that when people wear it they are spreading awareness on mental health and also feel safe when they put it on. But my biggest dream and goal since I was 10 years old is to buy my mom a house and I won’t stop until I make it happen!”
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