DCO Discourse...

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

202 episodes of DCO Discourse... since the first episode, which aired on January 9th, 2019.

  • Episode 201: On Leaving Domestic Abuse

    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.

  • Episode 200: On Navigating Cold and Flu Season

    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.

  • Episode 199: On Transgender Awareness Week

    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.

  • Episode 198: On Domestic Abuse and Gender-based Violence

    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.

  • Episode 197: On Seasonal Affective Disorder

    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.

  • Episode 196: On Accessing Emergency Services

    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.

  • Episode 195: On Asking For Help

    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.

  • Episode 194: On Stigma, Discrimination, and World Mental Health Day with Don

    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”

  • Episode 193: On Our Indigenous Series Resources List

    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.

  • Episode 192: On Truth, Reconciliation, and the Burden of Illness with Charity F

    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.

  • Episode 191: On Relationships, Learning, and Unlearning with Melissa I

    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.

  • Episode 190: On the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line with Sheila L

    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.

  • Episode 189: On Talk4Healing with Katie B

    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.

  • Episode 188: On World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

    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.

  • Episode 187: On Mental Health Validation

    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.

  • Episode 186: On Suicide Prevention with a 7th Grader

    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.