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Moving Forward Through Partnerships

About the show

Discussions on topics related to mental health, addictions, and life in Ontario, Canada. We aim to provide our listeners with tools and resources that will help them to improve their own mental health and wellness, as well as tools to help them support their family members, loved ones, and their communities at large. If you would like to provide feedback and/or request future topics, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/MhSNiyMm2c2xsiv8A.

We regret to announce that the ONTX text and chat program will cease operations on November 30th, 2023. Text and chat services will remain available until that date, however, they will no longer be accessible starting December 1st, 2023. If you are seeking support alternatives, we encourage you to visit our website at www.dcontario.org/locations to locate your nearest Member centre, some of which provide their own text and/or chat support services.

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Episodes

  • Episode 267: On Acting Intimacy Coordination pt 1

    February 25th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 42 secs

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with Rebecca Lashmar about intimacy coordination. Intimacy on stage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, but it also raises important questions about consent, boundaries, and safety. Rebecca Lashmar, is an actor, creator and intimacy professional.

  • Episode 266: On Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness

    February 19th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 56 secs
    reproductive health, sexual

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager, talk about sexual and reproductive health awareness! Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day falls on February 12th every year, which aims to educate individuals on sexual health issues and reduce the spread of STIs. Last week was also Sexual Health Week, running from February 12-16th. This year the message is “Sexual Health is for Everyone.”

  • Episode 265: Archived Episode - A Professional Approach to Report Writing for Clients

    February 12th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 27 secs
    call report, professionalism

    In this archived episode, we are revisiting a presentation by Lynn Brewin, Learning and Development Coordinator for Distress Centres Ontario, you will learn strategies to keep in mind when writing a call report. She will review the difference between subjective and objective writing and how to write without making judgmental statements. Quality report writing reflects your level of professionalism; it is testament of how well you perform as a call responder.

  • Episode 264: On Eating Disorders within the Black community

    February 4th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 20 secs
    black communities, eating disorders

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, talks about eating disorders within the Black community. Using the National Eating Disorders Information Centre resources, she discusses the unique challenges faced by Black communities in regard to eating disorders. To access NEDIC's website, visit https://nedic.ca/. The resource used in today's podcast is linked here: https://nedic.ca/bipoc/

  • Episode 263: End of January Mental Health Check-in with Sabrina

    January 29th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 46 secs
    mental health check-in, new years resolutions

    This week Caitlin Plant, program manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Sabrina Popernitsch, a registered psychotherapist, ground us with an end-of-January mental health check-in. They also discuss revisiting New Years Resolutions and being gentle with ourselves if we aren’t meeting the goals we set out to complete.

  • Episode 262: On the “Winter Blues”

    January 22nd, 2024  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 12 secs
    post-holiday letdown, sad, winter blues

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, talk about Post-holiday Letdown and the "Winter Blues". This is an excerpt from the Spirit of Volunteerism webinar, a webinar hosted every third Wednesday of the month for DCO members. If you'd like to learn more about anything discussed in the podcast, these articles are linked below:

  • Episode 261: On Parasocial Relationships

    January 15th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 24 secs
    parasocial interactions, parasocial relationships

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, talk about parasocial relationships. Parasocial, as defined by Oxford Dictionary, is "Designating a relationship characterized by the one-sided, unreciprocated sense of intimacy felt by a viewer, fan, or follower for a well-known or prominent figure (typically a media celebrity), in which the follower or fan comes to feel (falsely) that they know the celebrity as a friend."

  • Episode 260: On How to Improve your sleep

    January 8th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 45 secs
    improving sleep quality, sleep quality

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, talks about how we can improve our overall sleep quality.

  • Episode 259: On New Year's Resolutions

    January 1st, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 22 secs
    on new year's resolutions

    This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, have a conversation about New Year's resolutions, its history, the pressures of a resolution and how to reshape how you think of the New Year.

  • Episode 258: On Dealing with Grief Over the Holidays

    December 25th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  22 mins 35 secs
    on dealing with grief over the holidays

    How to survive the holidays when grieving

  • Episode 257: On LGBTQ Mental Health and the Theatre Pt 2

    December 18th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 53 secs
    on lgbtq mental health and the theatre pt 2

    Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Jonnie Lombard, trans theatre creator, explore mental health and queerness within the theatre community and industry.

  • Episode 256: On LGBTQ Mental Health and the Theatre Pt 1

    December 11th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 37 secs
    on lgbtq mental health and the theatre pt 1

    Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Jonnie Lombard, trans theatre creator, explore mental health and queerness within the theatre community and industry.

  • Episode 255: On the Holiday Season with Sabrina

    December 4th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 43 secs
    on the holiday season with sabrina

    This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Sabrina Popernitsch, a qualifying registered psychotherapist, discuss the winter holidays and preparing for the stress of the season. They explore navigating family relationships, how to set boundaries, what the holiday season may be like for those who don’t celebrate this time of year, and more.

  • Episode 254: On Food Insecurity Pt 4

    November 27th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 21 secs
    on food insecurity pt 4

    Katelyn Doyle continues with part 4 of our series on Food Insecurity. This week she interviews host of the podcast Caitlin Plant, Program Manager, at Distress and Crisis Ontario, talking about food security and holiday preparedness. Together, they discuss more general food security resources for those who are struggling and how to support one another as we approach colder months and the holiday season.

  • Episode 253: On Food Insecurity Pt 3

    November 20th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 50 secs
    on food insecurity pt 3

    This week, Katelyn Doyle continues with part 3 of our series on Food Insecurity. She is joined by once again by Anne Anderson, who is not only a community pastor, leading the thirdspace_ alternative worshiping community, she actively participates in teaching contextual ministry courses and guest lecturing in various academic programs.

  • Episode 252: On Food Insecurity Pt 2

    November 13th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 45 secs
    on food insecurity pt 2

    This week, Katelyn Doyle continues with part 2 of our series on Food Insecurity. She is joined by once again by Anne Anderson, who is not only a community pastor, leading the thirdspace_ alternative worshiping community, she actively participates in teaching contextual ministry courses and guest lecturing in various academic programs.