Podcasts

Worth Living Mental Health Podcasts

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

Where is the Balance?

Cat and Keith return to the Worth Living podcast to discuss anxiety in their respective fields. Cat is currently in medical school, and Keith is a lawyer. Both are highly stressful, highly demanding professions that don’t conform to the traditional 9-5 work day. Cat explains how class rank and upcoming standardized tests have contributed to her anxiety disorder, and Keith discusses staying up until early in the morning in order to meet important deadlines. Both explore the notion of “work life balance” and conclude that work and life for them are intricately intertwined.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Where-is-the-Balance-e1h1ste

Exciting Times Ahead

Keith and Cat return to the Worth Living podcast to provide some updates for 2022. They describe the new merchandise, designed by Hannah-Grace Morgan, which includes quotes from Life Worth Living: A Mental Health Anthology. Keith also introduces Worth Living Well: a yoga, meditation, and wellness studio offering classes soon. They welcome some new members to the team, including Ryan Gould and Patricia Murray, Mental Health Consultants and Strategists. Worth Living looks forward to continuing the mental health conversation in the new year!

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Worth-Living—Exciting-Times-Ahead-e1ebe3i

 

Embracing the Color of My Skin and the Reality of My Depression

Nikki Opara joins Keith Anderson for a deeply personal conversation. They discuss the challenges that Nikki has encountered over the years, but the message of hope is ever present. They celebrate all that she has accomplished. Nikki is one of the co-authours of Life Worth Living:A Mental Health Anthology

Caution: Suicide is discussed

Canada – National Suicide Prevention Line, 1-833-456-4566     Text: 45645

United States of America – National Suicide Prevention Line, 1-800-273-8255    24/7

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Embracing-the-Color-of-My-Skin-and-the-Reality-of-My-Depression—Nikki-Opara-e193rns

 

After the Label 

Natalie Volpicelli joins Keith Anderson as Worth Living returns with a new series of podcasts. They discuss Natalie’s contribution to the recently published Life Worth Living: A Mental Health Anthology. Click to listen to her words of hope and healing.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/After-the-Label—Natalie-Volpicelli-e187hcs

 

Holiday Expectations 

Katie, Cat and Keith tackle the “holiday blues”: signs of depression, anxiety and  other mental illnesses that occur specifically during the holiday season. Eating disorders can be exacerbated by Thanksgiving meals. Seasonal depression during the winter months can be amplified by the expectation of a perfect Christmas. New Years Eve can feel foreboding if you think you have nothing to look forward to in the new year. The co-hosts encourage listeners to accept all of their feelings as valid, especially during what many perceive as the “most wonderful time of the year.” They understand that this year has had and will continue to have unique difficulties, but encourage people to take care of themselves and ask for help when needed. We will get through the end of this year together.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Holiday-Expectations-ensve1

 

Mental Health and Dating Part 2 

In Part 2 of a two part mini-series, Cat Davis, Katie Campeau, and Keith Anderson address common topics related to mental illness and relationships. The co-hosts discuss 1) getting back into the dating game after being diagnosed, 2) disclosure of mental illness throughout the relationship, and 3) advice for dating someone mentally health challenges..

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Mental-Health-and-Dating-Part-2-em9fdi

 

Mental Health and Dating Part 1 

In Part 1 of a two part mini-series, Keith, Cat and Katie explore their respective journeys addressing mental illness in their romantic relationships. Each speaker has a different viewpoint on how and when mental health should be talked about, but all agree that open discussion is key to a long lasting and healthy relationship. Check back soon for Part 2!

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Mental-Health-and-Dating-Part-1-em6rsa

 

Mental Health and the Workplace

Katie, Keith and Cat discuss the importance of maintaining your mental health in the workplace, describing their positive and negative experiences talking about mental illness with their colleagues and superiors. They decide that a welcoming and compassionate work environment should be the norm, not the exception, and encourage employees and bosses to do their part to ensure their companies are open to conversations on mental health.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Mental-Health-and-the-Workplace-em6rpt

 

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

Caution: 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.”

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.

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.

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

 

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

 

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.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Dont-Stop-Believing-e2hu29

 

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.

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Learning-to-Fly-e2go4s

 

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!

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Breakdown-Dead-Ahead-e2b5fj

 

My Journey through the Darkness

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

https://anchor.fm/worth-living/episodes/Episode-1-My-Journey-Through-the-Darkness-e1vdg9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.