(PhotoCheck out my interview with Phil Redford from the Coldest Night of the Year organizing committee!
(Photo by Jeannette Breward)
We talk all about what it’s like organizing the event and the wonderful local organization it’s raising funds for, Green Wood Coalition.
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Check out my conversation with Kristiane Black!
We talk about:
– Aesthetic energy
– Her work at Trinity United church in Cobourg
– What faith and social justice mean to Kristiane
– What it means to be engaged in her community and why it’s important to her
– Encouraging healing and recovery
– Kristiane’s take on Transition House’s role in the community
– advocating for mental health treatment and understanding
– How the work she does keeps her well
Check out my conversation with Kristie Salter!
We talk about:
- the path to becoming an RMT
- the connection between mental and physical health
- living as a working professional with ADHD
- getting diagnosed with ADHD
- various ways Kristie treats her ADHD
- the transition to using cannabis as medicine
- resilience and life after big traumatic events
- how Kristie’s work keeps her well
Picture of Health by Muncie Girls
It’s Gonna Rain All Day by Dan Adriano in the Emergency Room
Gold Guns Girls by Metric
You Were Right by Cuff the Duke
Check out my interview with Maureen Pollard!
Maureen has worked in the field of social work since 1991. In private practice since 2011, Maureen is a specialist in traumatic bereavement, helping individuals, families and groups navigate life after losses, including pregnancy and infant loss, child death, suicide loss, homicide loss and sudden or accidental death. Maureen is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider, and she is trained in RTS Bereavement Care (Resolve Through Sharing). In June 2019, she published The Twentieth Year: A Memoir of Miscarriage, a book that tells the story of her journey through multiple miscarriages to parenthood, and how her personal grief experiences influences her work.
Social work website: maureenpollardmsw.com
Author website: maureenmwrites.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaureenPollardMSW/
Twitter and Instagram handle: @rhythmsinlife
We talk about:
- What inspired her to get into social work and specialize in the things she does
- What kind of training she draws from in her professional practice
- Her book, “The Twentieth Year: Memoirs of Miscarriage”
- The process of writing and publishing her book
- Being public about recurrent miscarriage and early pregnancy
- Pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage
- Grief and peoples’ reactions to it
- How to maintain professional boundaries as someone working with people who have also experienced recurrent pregnancy loss (and other types of traumatic loss)
- What Maureen wants people to know about recurrent pregnancy loss
- What Maureen wants youth and parents of youth to know about mental health and suicide
- How Maureen’s work has contributed to her being well
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Check out my interview with Saskia and Dana of Northumberland Parents Empowering Parents!
We talk all about youth mental health and this new group for parents to talk about how to approach youth mental health from a parenting perspective. Part way through the interview, we’re also joined by Dana’s daughter, Kira, who shares some insight about being a teenager in Northumberland County right now- and she plays a song live, in studio!
Matt’s Song by The Soviettes
10 000 Miles by Clan Hannigan
Angela (Lumineers cover) by The Hannigan Sisters
Eyes Closed (Halsey cover) by Kira Gelineau
Check out my conversation with Kat Mokus!
We talk about:
- 2spirit and nonbinary gender identities
- Kat’s creative work, including their zines, through Disabled Femme
- The intersection between mental health and physical disability
- Why access to cannabis is important
- Gender-neutral pronouns
- Keyboard activism
- Kat’s new project, Accessible Resiliency
- Various types of therapy and our favourite coping strategiesFeatured Tunes:Corn Dog Sonnet No.7 by Sincere Engineer
Rotten Egg by Avem
Grow Up/Stay Young by The Anti-Queens
Realness by RuPaul
instagram: mx.kat, accessibleresiliency
Kat in Broken Pencil