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Special Announcement - Law & Disorder Edition Launch

5/29/2017
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Here is a special announcement from Angie regarding our upcoming book launch on Wednesday, May 31, 2017! Find us on Facebook for all the details!

Duration:00:02:32

Episode Fifty-Nine - Community Based Policing

4/17/2017
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In this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with special guest Sergeant Dave Tutte of the Halton Regional Police Services. Sergeant Tutte oversees the region's Community Mobilization Bureau, which works with community partners especially in the field of mental health and addictions. Listen to some of the programs that local police are utilising when dealing with a mental health related call.

Duration:00:25:57

Episode Fifty-Eight - It’s Possible

4/10/2017
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This week on Different from the Other Kids, Angela sits down with Christina for a second interview, discussing Christina's life from the last time we checked up. Christina discusses her ideal day, and what that involves, as well as other aspects of her wellness routine.

Duration:00:19:34

Episode Fifty-Seven - A Quiet Confidence

4/3/2017
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On this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids, Angela welcomes back her daughter Christina for another set of interviews. In the first part of two, Christina explains how her life has changed since the last time we chatted, and how she deals with her wellness from day-to-day. Listen to the episode and let us know what you think!

Duration:00:17:37

Episode Fifty-Six - Falling Out with the Law

3/27/2017
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In our second part of the return of Julie, she discusses what happens to her daughter after several run-ins with the law. Julie describes how difficult home life had gotten for herself and her husband, all in an attempt to help their daughter. This interview offers some hard truths from a parent stretched to the limit.

Duration:00:27:32

Episode Fifty-Five - How Quickly Things Change

3/20/2017
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In this week's interview, Angela catches up again with Julie, a frequent contributor here at Different from the Other Kids. Julie continues from where we left off and describes how Julie and her daughter Sophie's lives have changed since then.

Duration:00:16:55

Episode Fifty-Four - Music Therapy

2/27/2017
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Deb Flowers shares the rest of her story. She discusses the strategies for more effectively working with the doctors during her son's second long-term stay at the hospital and how music helped him to find solid footing in his life.

Duration:00:20:42

Episode Fifty-Three - Been Through Hell

2/20/2017
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with Deb Flowers to hear the story of her 18-year-old son. In this first episode of two interviews, Deb details the realization that her son struggled with mental health issues and his first long-term stay at the hospital.

Duration:00:26:37

Episode Fifty-Two - Calm Before The Storm

2/13/2017
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela speaks with Julie, about the day to day life when raising with a teenager with mental illness. She describes the types of treatments that have helped her daughter and the variety of individual and family therapies that help her and her family keep their lives balanced too.

Duration:00:30:38

Episode Fifty-One - Truancy

2/6/2017
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On this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids, Angela welcomes back Shelly S. Angela and Shelly discuss the rest of the journey with Shelly's son, including the moment Shelly knew that her son was "back on track." Shelly also discusses some possible avenues for assistance, in case your child becomes involved with the youth justice system.

Duration:00:23:15

Episode Fifty - Young Love

1/30/2017
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This week on Different from the Other Kids, Angela and Shelly S. sit down and have a conversation about Shelly's son. After a tough break-up, and refusing to go to school, Shelly's son was eventually diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Shelly discusses how lucky her son was at receiving supports from the school board.

Duration:00:23:53

Episode Forty-Nine - School Accomodation

12/5/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela finishes her conversation with Patrick. They explore specific strategies and potential barriers to getting children the accommodation they need from their schools.

Duration:00:26:34

Episode Forty-Eight - Civil Litigation Lawyer

11/28/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Patrick James, a lawyer with wide-ranging experience. They discuss the intersection of Human Rights and mental illness, and strategies parents can explore when working with schools to best accommodate their children.

Duration:00:20:27

Episode Forty-Seven - An Omnipresent Fear

11/21/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela sits down one last time with Shelley B. as they explore the fear that comes with living with someone with mental illness, and living compassionately in spite of it. Shelley talks about how her uncle and his partner were major figures in her life while she was growing up, and how they are still there for her to this day. Shelley also discusses how the day she knew her husband was the right man for her.

Duration:00:22:44

Episode Forty-Six - Living in Her Car

11/14/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela continues her conversation with Shelley B. as she dives into the heartbreaking story of trying to find help for her mother. They discuss how hard it is to find help for someone who constantly refuses to be helped.

Duration:00:22:51

Episode Forty-Five - Unique Skill Set

11/7/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela sits down with Shelley B. to discuss the big role she played in a very difficult moment of Angela's life. Shelley then talks about growing up in a household with a parent suffering from mental illness and the skills it taught her from an early age.

Duration:00:24:05

Episode Forty-Four - Couch Hopping

10/31/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Elizabeth. They discuss the issues that Elizabeth's daughter has faced with addiction and ADHD, how she hit rock bottom and finally realized that she needed to change her life. Elizabeth's candid account highlights that mental health is not a life sentence and that through compassion she was able to help her daughter.

Duration:00:20:22

Episode Forty-Three - Pitbull Advocacy

10/24/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Maria tells the rest of her daughter's story, including her trips abroad and the hard moments back home. Angela talks about the positive impact pets can have on mental illness.

Duration:00:31:59

Episode Forty-Two - The Challenge of Aspergers

10/17/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Maria M, a mother of a child diagnosed with ADD inattentive type and Aspergers. Angela and Maria explore her daughter's brilliance with languages and the problems of growing up in a world where mental illness is still very much misunderstood. The movie referenced in the introduction to this week's episode is "Letters from Generation Rx" by Kevin P. Miller.

Duration:00:17:47

Episode Forty-One - Youth Engagement

10/10/2016
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This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with Jacquie once more as they discuss youth engagement and the power of giving young people a voice. Things as simple as giving input on meals and participating in group activities can have a major impact on how young people come to view themselves and the world they inhabit.

Duration:00:23:57