DCO Discourse...

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Episode 185: Archived Episode - On Suicidality and Suicidal Ideation

    August 8th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  22 mins
    suicidality and suicidal ideation

    If you are struggling with suicidal ideation, you are not alone. This week’s interview shares some tips on how to manage suicidal thoughts, suggestions for effective self-care, and a very personal story of one person’s battles with mental health and suicide.

  • Episode 184: On Navigating Privilege

    August 1st, 2022  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 44 secs
    privilege

    Having privilege means that you possess an unearned advantage in society through some aspect of your identity, in comparison to folks who lack that attribute. While it can be uncomfortable to recognize that you have unearned advantages over others through no fault of theirs, working through your discomfort can allow you to utilize your privilege in a way that promotes more equitable outcomes for others in society.

  • Episode 183: On Sextortion

    July 25th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 30 secs
    sextortion

    Sextortion is a form of organized digital crime that has been on the rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Blackmailers pose as attractive individuals, convince victims to send sensitive images or videos, and then threaten to share the content with others in the victim’s life. This podcast contains more information on what sextortion is, how to potentially avoid it, and what to do if it’s happening to you or someone you know.

  • Episode 182: On a 7th Grader's View of Gender Roles and Bodily Autonomy

    July 18th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 6 secs
    body autonomy, gender roles

    This week, Caitlin sits down with her daughter, now a 7th grader, to gain her perspective once again on some current events. Together, they discuss gender roles, bodily autonomy, and the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade making the criminalization of abortion a reality in some states. If you would like more information or potential tips for managing stress related to these events, please listen to last week’s episode.

  • Episode 181: On the Overturning of Roe v. Wade.

    July 11th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  19 mins 34 secs
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    This week, we are exploring the implications of the overturn of Roe v. Wade and potential impacts on the physical and mental health of women and others who can become pregnant. We also offer some ways to help and tips for managing stress related to Roe v. Wade.

  • Episode 180: On the ONTX program

    July 4th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 34 secs
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    The Ontario Online Text Crisis Service (or ONTX) operates from 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM EST, daily, and can be reached by visiting our website at www.dcontario.org or by texting SUPPORT to 258258.

  • Episode 179: On Body Image, Self Esteem, and Mental Health

    June 27th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 46 secs
    body image, mental health, self esteem

    On the podcast this week, we are share information on body image, self esteem, and mental health, especially important as we enter the hot summer months when pressures to have a “beach body” are present in so many forms.