My friend Garett Chisholme joins the podcast as my first ever "in-studio" guest. We chat about his battle with general anxiety disorder and how we both decided to speak out about our mental illnesses on #BellLetsTalk Day 2018. Music courtesy of www.bensound.com.
*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.