Breaking Down the Breakdown-logo

Breaking Down the Breakdown

Health & Wellness Podcasts

From mental health to relationships, to everything under the sun, we talk about how we deal with the aftermath of being on the verge, or going through an actual breakdown. With occasional special co-hosts and guests, we hope to remind you that no matter how tough life gets, you have the tools you need to thrive, and you are not alone!

Location:

Canada

Description:

From mental health to relationships, to everything under the sun, we talk about how we deal with the aftermath of being on the verge, or going through an actual breakdown. With occasional special co-hosts and guests, we hope to remind you that no matter how tough life gets, you have the tools you need to thrive, and you are not alone!

Language:

English

Contact:

4168796045


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x10: Life In Canada On A Work and Student Visa with Bella Kim

5/21/2024
I had to do an episode like this, and hopefully I'm able to help more voices be heard! Bella is an awesome coworker/friend of mine from Korea, currently studying and working here in Canada. She talks about the language barrier, the cultural differences in the workplace between Korea and Canada, and of course, how she REALLY feels being in a different country! Bella is so brave to share her story and her journey here in Canada, and if you have a similar story/want to talk about mental health or other stuff, just message me! Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:41:46

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x09 : My Experience at a Psych Hospital, and Why I'm Glad I Went !

5/14/2024
Shout out to 7 West at North York General Hospital! It's a truly loaded episode, because not only do i talk about my stay at a Psych Hospital, but truly, there are layers to this. Everyday we see so many individuals struggling with their mental health disorder, to the point of homelessness, and I can't help but ask, if they were able to get the help that they needed, would they have ended up there? This episode is a call to action, for all of us, all over the world, to show compassion to others but, just as important, to show compassion to OURSELVES. We need to make sure we are getting the help WE deserve as well, and sometimes, we can only do this by seeking help. I'm here to try and debunk myths about being in psychiatric hold, because unlike the movies, it was actually very helpful If you or anyone you know would like to guest on the show, follow us on instagram @breakingdownthebreakdownpod or email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:31:21

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x08: Embarrassed Of Your Job? Me Too!

5/7/2024
I know it's all me, I know i have nothing to be embarrassed about (neither do you) , but sometimes, we just can't help it! Today's episode talks about the kind of shame we feel whenever we find ourselves with jobs that does not seem suitable for our age group (lets say, fast food at 35?) , and how this makes us feel. What I'm trying to do this episode is allow people to understand that it's very common to take up a job that allows you to put food on the table, and THAT'S OKAY! Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:34:51

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x07: Feeling Unworthy

4/30/2024
TW because I believe that , specially as of recently, so many of us have been feeling this way. Whether it's caused by failed relationships, by parents, by failing almost every single thing in your life, at some point, sometimes you just sit there and you start wondering, do I deserve anything good? Am i worthy of love? of friendships? of life? These, are very dangerous and very heartbreaking situations to be in. This episode is a reminder, and I hope it does what I intend it to do, to remind every single one of you, that we all feel unworthy at times, but damnit, YOU are worth more than you could ever imagine. Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:33:45

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x06: Oh Therapy, You're So Funny! The Importance of Facing Therapy Triggers

4/23/2024
Be honest, you've wrestled with going to therapy for a while now haven't you? Well in this episode, i am going to talk about the pros and cons of therapy, and how even the cons of therapy is actually a pro. Sounds confusing? Right? That's why therapy is so funny! In all honesty, i talk about how therapy is a trigger point for me and how i have come to handle it because i realized that it helps me in the long run! If you would like to guest on the show, feel free to follow me on instagram at breakingdownthebreakdownpod OR email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:33:51

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x05 : Is It Really What You Want, Or Is It FOMO!?

4/16/2024
When we think FOMO, we just think, well, damn, we just don't want to miss out, right? But just how negatively has it impacted you? Have you noticed that sometimes you have changed your entire schedule/personality just because you don't want to have FOMO? In this episode, I discuss about how FOMO may not actually be the worst thing, but also how you could end up turning it into something so negative for yourself if you are not mindful of it! If you guys want to be on the show, you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:34:20

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x04: Letting Go: How A Person with Anxious Attachment Was Able To Leave

4/9/2024
Today's guest Aaron is currently going through counselling for his Anxiety Disorder, but this was all the more reason to feature him on today's episode. I thought we were going to be able to talk about how challenging it was to deal with relationships through his anxious attachment styles, but instead I was educated in how self love was actually the best course of action when dealing with one's anxious attachment/anxieties! Come join us in this discussion this episode and find yourself going "WHODATHUNK" when several key eureka moments arise when it comes to learning how to love yourself and in turn, deal with your anxious attachment. For more of Aaron, for questions about he was able to handle things and other stuff, please follow his socials: IG: a.arrronn Don't forget if you want to be on the show or would like to suggest things, you can find me on instagram @breakingdownthebreakdownpod or email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:39:45

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x03: Part 2! It's not you, It's my ANXIOUS ATTACHMENT

4/2/2024
This is a continuation of our discussion on anxious attachment style, only this time, i do come in a bit more aggressive! But only because i can! I have bared my soul and my entire everything in this episode talking about how my anxious attachment had actually affected my relationships throughout high school and beyond, and why it's important for us to take accountability and/or learn about them. If you, or anyone you know would like to guest on the podcast, you can email me at breakingodwnthebreakdown@outlook.com ! Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:30:44

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x02 : Hi, I'm the Problem it's me! Do you have ANXIOUS ATTACHMENT?

3/26/2024
TW: YOU MAY FEEL ATTACKED! I share my personal dance with my own devil, Mr Anxious Attachment himself! This is going to be made of many parts, but part 1 begins today! There's a lot to talk about in just 30 minutes and we've only reached the tip of the iceberg! But ask yourself, do YOU exhibit signs of anxious attachment? Could this be the reason your relationships are quite the challenge/ have blown up to pieces?! I wanted to open the doors to discuss this because i know of so many people who never realized what their attachment styles were and how it could actually be the key to improving their relationship not just with others, but themselves! If you, or anyone you know would like to guest on the episodes and talk about this or other topics, feel free to let me know! Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:30:48

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

6x01: Quarter Life Crisis? Mid Life Crisis? Whatever it is, it's a Crisis!

3/10/2024
And just like that, we're back! It's been quite the journey, and in this episode, I decided to tackle one of the main issues that plagues us as loveable, sensitive human beings: MID LIFE CRISIS While everyone's crisis' might look different from each other, there is one thing for sure, once it affects us, it seems like we're DOOMED But fear not, because we keep it moving, we keep it going, and it's all a lesson we can learn from. It's nice to be back, and it's nice to see y'all again :) Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:32:22

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

5x04: Finances and your LIFE

12/7/2023
A very hard topic to tackle, with our guest JofieComedy speaking VERY harsh truths. Who the f wants to hear about their finances!? Who wants to hear about them being the reason as to why they're not able to attain the kind of financial freedom they want?! Well, Jofie was able to masterfully weave his personal story, coming from poverty and strategizing a way to get himself out and become successful financially among other things. A definite favourite of mine, this episode helped me understand that certain things i've done/have been doing in my life with regards to finances may actually have been affected by my own mental health and vice versa. Hang tight, breakers! Y'all are going to walk out of this episode with a fresh outlook on your own health and finance, and be INSPIRED and MOTIVATED!! If you want to be on the show, email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com And for more of jofie, please follow him at Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jofiecomedy X: https://www.x.com/jofiecomedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jofiecomedy Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:01:13:03

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

5x03 : Aging

12/1/2023
Probably one of the scariest things we don't talk about in full detail and with full transparency: AGING. As someone who's in his mid 30's almost 40's, it hit me super hard when i realized there were still tons of things i wanted to do in life yet it feels like my journey is almost at its end. Here we discuss the physical, sexual and mental aspect that aging can bring to a person, and i'm here to remind y'all that you are not alone in this!! If you want to be on the podcast, you can email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:40:03

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

5x02: Self Love and the realization that YOU are the problem

11/12/2023
On this episode, I talk about Self Love. Something often explored on this podcast, it wasn't until recently that i realized the lack of self love i had for myself, and i realized the symptoms/red flags I presented along the way that contributed to the demise of many beautiful things in my life. This is the start of a few series of episodes dedicated to self love, so buckle up and enjoy the ride! Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:37:47

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

5x01 : Just F*****G do it!

8/9/2023
Ever found yourself asking, why don't you just do the thing? Why can't you just Angela Bassett life and Do the THING? Then, do you find yourself crying on your chair, bed, bathtub and random home appliances? If so, this episode, MAYBE for you! To launch the season, I talk about just doing it! Yes, IT! This is your sign! You got this Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:29:55

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x08: Growth and Healing: Getting Over a Traumatic Relationship Through Self Love

4/14/2023
On this episode, we have streamer extraordinaire Towfur share about his journey through self reflection, growth, and healing. Make no mistake, as eloquent and as easy as he makes it sound, the heartbreak that you hear in his voice recounting his tumultuous relationship only gives this topic that much more importance. Towfur's fierce and courageous way of tackling his issues head on with kindness is admirable, and I hope that everyone who gets a chance to listen/watch this also learns that through self love, ANYTHING is possible. If you want to be on the podcast or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at stephendiego@hotmail.com For towfur's Socials, you can find towfur on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/towfurr Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:53:56

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x07 : How To Stay Afloat in a Hyper Competitive Career

4/12/2023
The parallels of pressure, stress, and the insecurities that a competitive career can bring to oneself is immeasurable, regardless of the type of career your in. Today's super special guest is a Hollywood Actor, with tons of acting credits under his belt such as Curb Your Enthusiasm. I couldn't think of a more perfect person to interview for this edition than the actor gamer himself, Mr. Gino Charles! Join us today as he talks about how his authenticity and hard work allowed him to stay true to himself and reach great heights within his career and how he was able to use his lows as a catalyst for the great mindset he currently has towards his dream career. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, feel free to contact me at stephendiego@hotmail.com If you have any questions for gino, follow him on: IG: theginocharles Twitch: theactorgamer Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:45:48

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x06 : Communication

4/2/2023
On this episode, we have a special guest coming all the way from Greece, to talk about communication and the many factors which contribute towards its breakdown. Vas joins us to talk about his personal experiences with communication and how important it is in terms of strengthening relationships and how the smallest of details we miss in communication can lead to unfortunate circumstances. If you would like to be a guest on the show, email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com To follow Vas on social media, follow him on www.instagram.com/darklordofsheep Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:01:02:52

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x05: Ending My 2 Year Sobriety To Confront My Harm OCD

3/17/2023
Trigger Warning for recovering alcoholics! It's a very personal episode, but for everyone who knows me, I've been sober for 2 years. I realized I hit a plateau when it came to my progress with allowing myself to thrive with my Harm OCD. The one final exposure i needed to do? Alcohol. I stopped drinking out of fear that my alcohol will trigger my intrusive thoughts to make me do things I did not want to do, and while this actually had great health benefits for me being sober for a very long time, it left me with an issue i couldn't resolve. I couldn't quite shake the hold that my OCD still had on me, and I decided to take a huge leap of faith and see where i landed. Listen to the entire episode and see how I was able to make important decisions pertaining to my OCD and how i can navigate throughout going back to being sober! If you want to be a part of the next episode/future episodes, feel free to email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:27:11

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x04: Long Distance Relationship

2/15/2023
It's one of the most polarizing topics ever brought up in the relationship world, and it's definitely a dealbreaker for most. In this episode, I'm joined by 2 of my friends who are currently embarking on an LDR, and they have been the most "poster child" representative of being in an LDR. Join us as we talk about challenges of being in one and how they manage to navigate through the ins and outs of being in a long distance relationship. If you have any questions for us, email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com Follow my guests at: Shane: www.twitch.tv/wafflepower23 Ryan: www.twitch.tv/w1ryan Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:31:57

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

4x03: So You've Failed, Now What?

2/3/2023
This one gets a little personal. I have my fair share of dreams and passion I have worked hard to attain, and realizing that I have failed in one of my biggest investments in myself, I felt depressed, dejected, and I felt like giving up. But somehow, I had a moment of clarity that allowed me to realize that this failure, this setback, this roadblock, was the exact wake up call that I needed. A reflective look upon my personal journey with failure and the determination to get back up, I hope a lot of you can relate and realize that your failures we're actually necessary for you to be the successful person you have turned out to be! If you or someone you know want to be on an episode of the show, please feel free to email me at stephendiego@hotmail.com Support the Show. Email me at breakingdownthebreakdown@outlook.com or you can find me on instagram at @breakingdownthebreakdownpod

Duration:00:27:59