After a pep talk from a fellow podcaster, I'm done apologizing! In this episode, I talk about my up-and-down week, gratitude, self care and a fantastic experience joining Jamie Dew on his mental health podcast, A Show of Strength (check it out wherever you get podcasts). Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
This podcast was started to be a source of strength, but I've turned it into a source of stress. I go off on how I haven't been accountable to myself or others and how I won't let the podcast be a frustrating endeavour any longer. I also discuss my recent mental state and self care and I provide an update on my return to work. Really, I just blow off some steam by mostly rambling for 40 minutes. Enjoy! Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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...
*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...
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.
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.
I chat about my experience taking a course in Mental Health First Aid (an evidence-based program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada) and how it could have helped me in the workplace. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
I woke up today feeling better than usual, but having to share my story face-to-face with another healthcare practitioner brought on worry about being doubted and reminded me of the emotion around every time I've shared my pain with a loved one. That process brought me down, but telling you about it brought me back up a bit. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
I provide an update on my sick leave situation, talk about the support I've received for speaking out about my mental illness and share a couple of tools I've learned in psychotherapy. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
I'm starting to see some progress with my psychological therapy, but there's a long way to go. Just because I look good, doesn't mean I feel good. I talk about my frustration with my sick leave process. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
Diagnosed with major depressive disorder in October 2017, Justin Dickie recently opened up about his struggles with mental illness on Twitter. After the outpouring of support from friends and strangers alike, Justin has decided to continue his mental health story in podcast form. This is an introduction. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.