Podcasts

Worth Living Podcasts

Podcasts are available  at Anchor, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Stitcher , iTunes ( desktop ), iOs

Newest Podcast – October 2, 2020

Self-Care 

Katie, Keith and Cat describe what self-care means and looks like for each of them. They emphasize the importance of daily self-care routines and explain the difference between appropriate self-care and the unhealthy self-care portrayed in the media.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Self-Care-ekgp4g

 

Self-Esteem+

Cat Davis, Keith Anderson and Katie Campeau lay out their individual paths to self-esteem, acknowledging both the similarities and differences in  their journeys. One grew up with confidence, one had to find confidence after a childhood heavy with insecurity, and one had to figure out the critical difference between confidence and grandiose delusions. The co-hosts end on a light hearted, feel good note by highlighting a couple of their individual attributes that give them feelings of self-esteem.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Self-Esteem-eju6k1

 

World Sucide Prevention Day

Suicide: Let’s Talk About It

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide and Self Harm Discussed

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. In this very important and very personal podcast, Katie, Keith and Cat talk about their struggles with suicidal thoughts, plans and even attempts with raw honesty and openness. They end the podcast thankful that they have made it through these difficult times and they are “still here.”

Thanks to Alec Robertson for the new and original intro music. You can check out his music at  Alec Robertson (Facebook) Elora’s Garden  (Facebook);  screwdriver (Instagram); elorasgarden (Instagram);  and Elora’s Garden on Spotify

Resources for suicide prevention include

Emergency Services 911

National Suicide Prevention Line ( Canada ) CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-273-8255  (Available 24/7). 

Nova Scotia Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team  Available 24/7  902-429-8167. Toll Free 1-888-429-8167

Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 

Kids Help Phone kindshelpphone.ca   1-800-668-6868 text TALK to 686868

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Suicide-Lets-Talk-About-It-ejdnlu

 

Responsibility

Cat Davis and Keith Anderson  discuss the feeling of guilt for past behaviour. They took responsibility for their lives by letting go of what they did in the past, before theywere diagnosed and treated.The focus of the podcast is their respective personal relationships with partners.

Huge thanks to Alec Robertson for the new and original intro music. You can check out his music at Alec Robertson (Facebook) Elora’s Garden (Facebook); screwdriver (Instagram); elorasgarden (Instagram); and Elora’s Garden on SpotifyWorth

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Responsibilty-ej96tu

Mental Health Misconceptions

Cat Davis, Keith Anderson, and Katie Campeau discuss mental illness misconceptions in bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, and eating disorders. Each host shares some of the most outlandish stereotypes they’ve heard and provide appropriate alternatives using their experiences with the disorders.

Huge thanks to Alec Robertson for the new and original intro music. You can check out his music at  Alec Robertson (Facebook) Elora’s Garden  (Facebook);  screwdriver (Instagram); elorasgarden (Instagram);  and Elora’s Garden on Spotify

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Mental-Health-Misconceptions-eib5mn

 

The Intricacies of Treatment

Cat Davis, Katie Campeau, and Keith Anderson delve into treatments: how they came to be treated, what treatments they used, and how effective those treatments have been. Therapy and medications are hot topics; each speaker shares their personal experiences with both and describes how their treatments have evolved with their disorders.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/The-Intricacies-of-Treatment-ehl3pt

 

Recovery? 

Katie Campeau, Keith Anderson, and Cat Davis debunk the myth that “recovery” is an ever-attainable, concrete state of mental illness. Each speaker presents their viewpoint on what recovery means to them using personalized examples. The conversation then turns into a reflection on each speaker’s current state in their journey, proving that asymptomatic recovery is not a qualification for mental health activism.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Recovery-eh6g40

 

Media & Mental Health 

Keith Anderson, Cat Davis, and Katie Campeau discuss mental health and the media, citing both good and bad examples of how movies, books, and the news portray mental illness. 

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Media–Mental-Health-eg3rkc

 

Loved Ones, Listening, & Learning 

Cat Davis, Katie Campeau and Keith Anderson express their opinions on how loved ones can best help friends and family living with mental illness. They advise support teams to listen and learn from the person who is diagnosed, and encourage the mentality that we will all figure out how to best handle mental illness together. They conclude by mentioning the plethora of resources available to people trying to learn more about mental health, such as activemindsorg (USA) and jackorg (Canada).

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Loved-Ones–Listening—Learning-efo009

 

June 12, 2020

Do We Have a Mental Disibilty?

Katie Campeau, Keith Anderson and Cat Davis discuss using the term “disability” to describe mental health in layman’s terms, legislation, and academia. They flesh out “ableism” and how we as a society can work to eliminate discrimination based on mental illness. 

Sources and further information for this podcast include: Davis, Lennard J., ed. 2017. The Disability Studies Reader. Fifth edition. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis; Donaldson, Elizabeth J., ed. 2018. Literatures of Madness. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; Aubrecht, Katie. 2012. ‘Disability Studies and the Language of Mental Illness’. Pp. 31– 44 in Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal. Vol. 8. Review of Disability Studies; Beresford, Peter. 2000. ‘What Have Madness and Psychiatric System Survivors Got to Do with Disability and Disability Studies?’ Disability & Society 15(1):167–72; Mulvany, Julie. 2000. ‘Disability, Impairment or Illness? The Relevance of the Social Model of Disability to the Study of Mental Disorder’. Sociology of Health and Illness 22(5):582–601;

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Do-We-Have-A-Mental-Disability-ef8ltk

 

 

Episode 1 – My Journey through the Darkness

Keith discusses his personal journey through depression and the founding of Worth Living

 

Episode 2 – The Heartache of Rejection Podcast

Keith discusses stigma and why he rejects the use of that word. The more accurate word is discrimination.

 

Episode 3- Breakdown Dead Ahead

Cat Davis, Director of Worth Living USA, and Keith Anderson, Founder of Worth Living, discuss their mental breakdowns. They are different generations, different backgrounds, and even from different countries, but they share mental illness. They have common experiences with mental breakdowns and life after.  We don’t edit, we are authentic!

 

Episode 4 – Why Can’t We Be Friends

Amy Leon joins Keith on the latest Worth Living Podcast. They discuss telling friends about their mental illness and the impact on those friendships given the discrimination that exists. They also provide their thoughts on meeting new friends and what to tell them. The navigation can be difficult. We don’t edit, we are authentic.

 

Episode 5 – Gimme Shelter

Ashley Quackenbush / DJ Scratchley Q joins Keith for a discussion of music and concerts and the connection to their mental health. Ashley serves as the Worth Living Director of Music and Official DJ. You can find her music on mixcloud under ScratchleyQ

 

Episode 6- Learning to Fly

Cat Davis and Keith Anderson discuss their determination to address their mental health challenges. They cover their reactions on being diagnosed, taking medication, and their next steps to thrive in life.

 

Episode 7- Don’t Stop Believing

Tylia Flores joins Keith to stomp out cerebral palsy and mental illness. Tylia is a strong advocate who takes her life to a better place each day. Her faith and determination show her true resilience.

 

Episode 8 – Taking Care of Business

Kim Bolton LaMontagne WL New England Lead joins Keith to discuss her research and personal experience in terms of Mental Health in the Workplace. Keith relates his own personal journey as a lawyer with depression.

 

Episode 9 – Join Together

Ashley Quackenbush joins Keith to discuss Volunteering. She is a volunteer with WE and Skate Canada. Her volunteering has taken her to Kenya, Ecuador, and Arizona, among other places.

 

Episode 10 – Running Up That Hill

Shannon Pierangeli joins Keith to discuss how running allows her to address depression and anxiety. It also provides a great way to have an overall healthy life. Shannon is a Co-lead of the Worth Living Run Ambassadors Program. She is also very active in helping plan some upcoming WL Events

 

Episode 11 – Holding Back the Years

Cat Davis and Keith discuss their fears and concerns for the future for their respective personal lives. A very interesting and engaging conversation

 

Episode 11 – Steppin’ Out

Cat Davis joins Keith to discuss natural remedies that helped on their journey through the darkness of mental health challenges. Walking, dance, meditation, yoga, journals, and music festivals. It’s full of great suggestions to make your life worth living.