Worth Living Podcasts
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Newest Podcast – July 2, 2020
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.
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).
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;
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.