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English


Episodes

Episode 28 – Talk Today

7/17/2018
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Alex Salomie, a Communications Officer for the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division, joins me to discuss CMHA Ontario's Talk Today program, a mental health initiative that began in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League and has since expanded across Canada. For more information on Talk Today, visit https://ontario.cmha.ca/programs-services/talk-today/. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 27 – Catastrophizing

7/5/2018
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Let's talk catastrophizing! In this episode, I discuss my botched podcast with mental health advocate, public speaker and TED Talker Asante Haughton, my most recent psychologist appointment in which my guy tells me maybe I'm making too much of moderate anxiety and my recent first step toward peer support volunteering. To tie the catastrophic theme in a nice little bow, I even got the day/date wrong in the intro. Happy listening!

Duration:00:30:05

Episode 26 – Conversation with Mark Henick

6/25/2018
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Mark Henick is a leading Canadian mental health advocate, former TED Talks speaker and soon-to-be author. He joined the podcast to talk about his TEDxToronto Talk, 'Why we choose suicide', reaching five million views on YouTube and counting, as well as his background in the mental health space, his personal struggle and his ongoing and upcoming projects. His memoir, title to be determined, is set for publication in 2019. Before the conversation with Mark, Caitlyn joins me for a monster of an...

Duration:01:22:56

Episode 25 – Kate Spade, rejection and Caitlyn's story

6/6/2018
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My dear wife Caitlyn joins the podcast to discuss her road to finally seeking professional help with anxiety. Before that, we discuss the heartbreaking suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, my recent up-and-down moods, my struggle with rejection and my determination to pursue every avenue to get into one particular mental health college program. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:01:14:13

Episode 24 – Conversation with Terry McGuire

6/3/2018
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Terry McGuire is the co-host of the podcast Giving Voice To Depression. She joins me to discuss how her podcast got started, her battle with mental illness and some of her favourite moments doing the podcast. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 23 – Conversation with Spencer Sharkey

5/27/2018
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Spencer Sharkey's a friend and former colleague of mine. He joined the podcast to discuss how he and his family dealt with the loss of his cousin Ryan, who died by suicide in 2003. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:34:02

Episode 22 – Just checkin' in on ya!

5/20/2018
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Things didn't go as planned since the last podcast, so I just give a quick update on how things are going for me back at work. I talk about how a high-profile free agent signing threw a wrench into my plans to do a podcast interview this weekend, how work has been great despite fatigue, how important a simple half-hour appointment with my psychologist was so impactful and I hold my own feet to the fire about how I need to get involved in mental health group support meetings as a next step in...

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 21 – Back on the horse

5/13/2018
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It's been a while! I'm back from a near three-week hiatus to talk about what's been going on recently. I discuss my inability to podcast lately, returning to work in a very comfortable situation, my previous employer's lack of support, recent mental health events I've attended and what's to come on the podcast.

Duration:00:39:16

Episode 19 – Conversation with Melanie McGregor

4/22/2018
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Melanie McGregor is a Communications and Advancement Specialist at the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch. She joins the podcast to discuss her lived experience with anxiety, her job and upcoming community events involving CMHA Halton. For more event information, visit halton.cmha.ca. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:01:07:05

Episode 18 – ASIST

4/14/2018
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I'm solo on the podcast for the first time in a month and I talk about my busy week, which included self doubt, progress, a psychiatrist appointment, a meeting with a peer mentor and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:42:38

Episode 16 – Weekend update

4/2/2018
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Caitlyn and I provide an update on the latest regarding next steps for my treatment and discuss how we had a difficult long weekend spending another holiday away from family. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:42:34

Episode 15 – Conversation with Jason Dickie

3/29/2018
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My uncle Jason joins the podcast to discuss his battle with alcoholism and how a 12-step program has completely changed his life over the past 16 years. Music courtesy www.bensound.com.

Duration:01:42:25

Episode 14 – Conversation with Michael Landsberg

3/27/2018
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#SickNotWeak founder and veteran sports broadcaster Michael Landsberg joins the podcast to talk about his battle with depression and how he has dedicated his life to creating conversations around mental illness. Check out his film, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me at this link: https://www.tsn.ca/video/darkness-and-hope-depression-sports-and-me~277147 Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:43:55

Episode 13 – Conversation with Michele Sparling

3/25/2018
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Michele Sparling is an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness in the Halton and Peel regions in Ontario. In this episode, we chat about how mental illness has affected her family and why she decided to become an advocate. We also dive into the $2.1 billion commitment the Ontario government recently made to mental healthcare, how the landscape of mental healthcare has changed over her 13 years of involvement and what's to come in the future of our mental healthcare system. Music...

Duration:01:15:23

Episode 11 – Discharged

3/12/2018
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I was released from the hospital today. In this episode, I continue to reflect on my time in the mental health unit and discuss my next steps. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:20:03

Episode 10 – Hospitalization 2.0

3/9/2018
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*LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED* This is a heavy one. I've been in hospital for over a week trying to wrap my head around my depression and struggling to find hope. In this podcast, I talk about my experiences with the mental health resources at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ont. and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville, Ont. On a lighter note, apologies to Hasbro as they're not the creators of the card game SKIP-BO (you'll understand when you listen). Music courtesy of...

Duration:01:36:37

Episode 9 – Conversation with Tyler Cavanaugh

2/26/2018
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Tyler Cavanaugh has been a friend of mine for more than a decade and holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from University of Maine at Presque Isle as well as a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Memorial University. In this conversation, he discusses his battles with concussions and depression. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:01:11:50

Episode 8 – Hospitalization

2/25/2018
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Suicidal ideation took hold and I spent the night in the hospital. I share my experience and the outcome. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 7 – Cognitive behavioural therapy and isolation mentality

2/23/2018
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I'm not sure why, but out of the blue, I'm having an awesome day. I chat about that and also dive into cognitive behavioural therapy and my mentality behind isolating myself when I'm in a negative place. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:31:21

Episode 6 – Myths and misconceptions

2/21/2018
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I discuss common myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illnesses and provide recommendations on how to change your perceptions. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.

Duration:00:35:33