Actor Maurice Benard has always used the fame he attained playing Sonny Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL to promote worthy causes, and nothing is more important to him than mental health issues. So he has launched a brand new website called Maurice Benard State of Mind where he can focus on using his own experiences to help others. “State of Mind, to me, means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life, and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be,” reads Benard’s mission statement for the site.
He also explained that the website is a way for him to reach out and communicate with his fans. “It’s a communion I have with my audience,” he shared on Instagram. “I speak of my life living with mental illness, we talk, we laugh, sometimes we cry. In the end, I always feel like I’ve gone through something.”
The website collects Bernard’s “Sunday Sessions” that he’s been doing since September, archiving his weekly Instagram videos where he speaks directly with his fans about whatever issues are on his mind at the time. There is also a store where you can purchase Benard’s upcoming autobiography, Nothing General About It, as well as State of Mind T-shirts for men and women in a variety of colors and styles.
So click the links above to visit MBStateofMind.com and follow the official MB State of Mind Instagram account. Plus, mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 17, because Benard is scheduled to do a live Instagram chat at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET! And for more on this GH star’s new endeavor, don’t miss his exclusive interview in the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine on sale Monday, Nov. 4!.
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