November 28th, 2022 | Season 2 | 16 mins 20 secs
leaving domestic abuse
This week on the podcast we explore how to support someone who may be in an abusive relationship, whether they are ready to leave it or not, and how to create a safety plan if you are in an abusive situation yourself.
November 21st, 2022 | Season 2 | 11 mins 23 secs
navigating cold and flu season
This week on the podcast we are talking about what we can do when we are feeling ill. When and how to call into work, how we can practice self-care that will hopefully allow us to recover more quickly, and how to care for others who are ill.
November 14th, 2022 | Season 2 | 10 mins 58 secs
transgender awareness week
This week on the podcast we are honouring Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance. Caitlin shares information that highlights the need for this week to be commemorated, as well as sharing some resources for those who may need them.
November 7th, 2022 | Season 2 | 11 mins 6 secs
domestic and gender-based violence
This week Caitlin is sharing information on domestic violence and violence against women as November is an awareness month for both. She talks about how to recognize domestic violence, explores some statistics related to both domestic violence and violence against women, and shares an excellent online resource for those looking for support.
October 31st, 2022 | Season 2 | 11 mins 41 secs
seasonal affective disorder
This week Caitlin is sharing information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), some myths that exist around the disorder, and some potential treatment options for managing SAD.
October 24th, 2022 | Season 2 | 35 mins 20 secs
accessing emergency services
This week Caitlin sits down with Benni, a Director on DCO’s governing board and a police officer in York Region, to talk about when and how to access emergency services in relation to a mental health and/or substance misuse crisis.
October 17th, 2022 | Season 2 | 12 mins 46 secs
asking for help
This week Caitlin re-explores the importance of asking for help, how to seek out help, and how to talk with someone who has come to you for support.
October 10th, 2022 | Season 2 | 13 mins 36 secs
discrimination, don, stigma, world mental health day
This week Caitlin is joined by Don to talk about stigma and discrimination related to mental health and substance misuse, as well as discussing the theme for World Mental Health Day this year, which is to “ make mental health & well-being for all a global priority”
October 3rd, 2022 | Season 2 | 19 mins 31 secs
indigenous series resources list
This week’s episode shares a list of each of the resources suggested by our guests throughout the month of September. A full print-version of the list is also available on our website now.
September 26th, 2022 | Season 2 | 41 mins 47 secs
and the burden of illness with charity f, reconciliation, truth
This week we conclude our series on Truth and Reconciliation, the challenges Indigenous communities continue to face, and how we can all be better allies for reconciliation. Today, Caitlin is joined by Charity Fleming, co-owner of Qualia Counselling, to learn about the impact of culturally adapted care and understanding of intergenerational trauma.
September 19th, 2022 | Season 2 | 34 mins 50 secs
and unlearning with melissa i, learning, on relationships
This week we continue our series learning (and unlearning) about Truth and Reconciliation, the importance of building meaningful relationships, and how we can all be better allies in supporting social justice initiatives and building strong communities. Today, Caitlin is joined by Melissa Ireland from Qualia Counselling to hear her perspective and learn about the importance of standing side-by-side on this journey.
September 12th, 2022 | Season 2 | 45 mins 19 secs
nunavut kamatsiaqtut help line with sheila l
This week we continue our series on learning about Truth and Reconciliation, the reality of being First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis in Canada, and how we can all be better allies in building strong communities. Today, Caitlin is joined by Sheila Levy from the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line to learn about their history, the struggles being faced in Nunavut and northern Québec, and how she suggests we may become better allies.
September 5th, 2022 | Season 2 | 22 mins 21 secs
on talk4healing with with katie b
This week we begin our series on learning about Truth and Reconciliation, the reality of being First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis in Canada, and how we can all be better allies in building strong communities. Today, Caitlin is joined by Katie Bortolin from Talk 4 Healing to learn from her about the work they are doing and how what she suggests for stronger allyship.
August 29th, 2022 | Season 2 | 10 mins 49 secs
world suicide prevention day 2022
World Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10th, this week we explore the history of the day, why it is important, and what we can all do to meet this year’s theme: creating hope through action.
August 22nd, 2022 | Season 2 | 18 mins 27 secs
mental health validation
This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, sits down with her good friend, Sabrina, to talk mental health, validation, and navigating suicidal ideation.
August 15th, 2022 | Season 2 | 10 mins
suicide prevention with a 7th grader
This week Caitlin and her daughter, a 7th grader, have a short conversation about suicide prevention, share some resources related to suicide and suicide loss, and talk about a new project being shared by DCO for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.