Jul 27, 2018
Kolina talks about how her anxiety and depression coincide with OCD (TW: talk of suicide attempt). In 7th grade her anxiety became VERY difficult and by age 13 she had her first counselor, but it would be years before her OCD was diagnosed.
We also discuss:
the hierarchy of mental illness and...
Jun 11, 2018
Sabrina Benaim (poet/writer) explains how finding a squash-ball-sized tumor in her twenties led to her vocalizing her feelings and mental health struggles through slam poetry. Her first mental breakdown was in tenth grade, but she wasn't diagnosed until she was 24. When she was a kid, she felt like a weirdo, and...
Feb 22, 2017
Norah Hill talks about her experiences with anxiety, depression and skin picking disorder (dermatillomania).
We also talk about exercise, meditation and art as therapy; the purpose of creating and life in general; depression food; thoughts leading to downward spirals; growing up in the boonies; panic attacks, society...
Dec 12, 2016
Anya Dedyna and I talk about all
things mental health! We discuss: Borderline
knowing your limits;
naming your scary thoughts and feelings;
being an angsty teen;
'the dark uglies';
dissociating and shutting down;
Sep 7, 2016
Ashlee Cooper is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island (BC). She tells the story of how her family, culture, language, and community has been DEEPLY impacted (almost destroyed) by colonialism and how she has learned to reconnect with it and rebuild herself and her culture. Ashlee and Kye also talk...