“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” - Glenn Close ABOUT THIS EPISODE Sean and Dave get real about their mental health during the last six months, and the self-care strategies they've deployed.Later, psychology researcher Saba from the University of Ottawa talks to Sean about the ways that COVID exacerbates existing [...]
Apathy is a resignation of the self. It swaddles you in safety, but it does so by alleviating you from the desires and drives that caused you pain. It drives a wedge between who you are – your burning innate desires – and your conscious mind. So you are outwardly – and even inwardly – convinced that you truly couldn’t care less about your own life.
“The [mind] is not unlike the body, in that as long as it is well, one is barely conscious of it. Let something but go wrong with its mechanism, however, and the whole aspect of things alters in a moment.” - John Custance, Wisdom Madness and Folly When the going gets tough, the tough get [...]
Your pain is your greatest teacher; don’t skip the lesson. Your emotions are what communicate your needs to you. They are nothing to be feared, stifled, or pushed away. They just want the chance to be heard and acknowledged. If you don’t acknowledge them, they will only grow stronger, or cause you to numb yourself [...]
A chemical imbalance in the brain. A weak mindset. A natural product of our obsession with social media. Whatever you believe depression is, the fact remains that it is one of the most pervasive mental health predicaments afflicting people today. And make no mistake: depression is serious. It is the leading cause of suicide at [...]