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Optimistically Depressed is a platform where mental health, hurt, life philosophies and anything in between can be discussed without shame.


Hanging Out With Sean McMullen: The Self-Isolation Issue | Ep. 78
Apr 3 • 33 min
I think we’re starting to get to a point where we’re really starting to understand this pandemic isn’t going away soon. I know we “knew” that, but we didn’t really know that. That make sense? It’s like the five stages of grief. We’re starting to move…
Marc Boudreau on Coping with Self-Isolation | Ep. 77
Mar 26 • 25 min
I hope all of you are doing well. If you are struggling, my heart goes out to you. If you have lost someone to this horrible virus, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry. I have been thinking about those who are hurting from this. I can’t imagine the…
Candyce Sellars on Mental Health in Community | Ep. 76
Mar 20 • 86 min
It’s so great to have a friend that you can talk to about anything, including the stuff that we generally hate talking about, ie: confrontational stuff. Candyce is one of those people that can look at a problem and not only find a solution, but break it…
Christy Ann Conlin on Turning Life Into Your Own Story | Ep. 75
Mar 12 • 75 min
We all have a part of our pasts that we can feel the victim of, and the truth is that when we’re children, we are the victim. But what about when we become adults? Do we carry the victim status along with ourselves or do we grab the pen which has been…
Lee Fraser on Successful Mindsets and Retaliation | Ep. 74
Mar 5 • 54 min
We’ve heard from this guy before, but I had to interview him again. Lee Fraser is one of those minds that many try to mimic, and why? Because when he sets his mind on something, he gets it done. This past weekend, I got to participate in a weekend Lee is…
Wren Kelly on Owning Borderline Personality Disorder | Ep. 73
Feb 27 • 48 min
One of the mental disorders that has a lot of confusion around it is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Many people get a little freaked out at the idea, but they don’t need to be. Wren Kelly openly discusses her symptoms with BPD and what they feel…
Verity Vale on Climbing Mountains and Managing Anxiety | Ep. 72
Feb 20 • 45 min
Inspiration graces us in many forms and in this case, it comes in the form of my friend Verity. I am thrilled to have her back on Optimistically Depressed. As a professional hypnotherapist, she has shared with me several helpful insights for managing my…
Meaghan Smith on Understanding Emotion and Rebuilding Yourself | Ep. 71
Feb 14 • 46 min
I’ve been privileged to know Meaghan Smith for about six years now. She has taught me many valuable lessons involving how to interpret, understand and manage my emotions. Her unique perspective on life is what every storybook dreams of. Each conversation…
Veronica Gutierrez on Culture and Mental Health | Ep. 70
Feb 6 • 50 min
You know how they say you need to surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth? Veronica Gutierrez is one of those people, and that is probably how she attracts the same kinds of people as friends. This strong and fiery woman joined me last…
Brett Hartlin on Using Nature to Ease Anxiety | Ep. 69
Jan 30 • 60 min
We all know that getting outside helps with mental health, so why don’t we do it more? Perhaps we need some inspiration! Brett Hartlin joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about the benefits of getting outside and helps reignite the desire to be a part…
Sean McMullen on Exercise, Saying No and Being Meaningful | Ep. 68
Jan 23 • 34 min
Sean comes back to Optimistically Depressed to talk about making big changes in his exercise habits and saying no more often. We also discuss the frustrations associated with trying to be meaningful in a world full of noise and facing the fear of being…
Tom Taggart on Hardship, Trauma, War Heroes and Not Diminishing Your Own Struggle | Ep. 67
Jan 17 • 55 min
Tom Taggart returns to the show to talk about not diminishing your own struggle and the importance of hardships in order to learn and grow. We also touch on Star Wars, Elon Musk and the myths of success.
Katie MacLeod on Borderline Personality Disorder and Childhood Cancer | Ep. 66
Jan 9 • 58 min
Up for quite the story? Katie talks about her passions and what it feels like to live with borderline personality disorder. She also shares her experience with being born with cancer. Buckle up and have a listen.
Lindsay Umlah on Being Born With a Congenital Heart Defect & Mental Health | Ep. 65
Jan 2 • 68 min
Lindsay Umlah, co-host of the popular podcast Momgasm, joins Optimistically Depressed for a juicy episode on her rebellious attitude coupled with her experience being born with a congenital heart defect and her mental health. She is a firm believer that…
Todd Veinotte on Swearing, Getting Offended & Respectfulness | Ep. 64
Dec 27, 2019 • 59 min
Being in any kind of spotlight brings along more responsibility than you could imagine. There is a constant balancing act between different opinions and how you represent yourself. Corrections and criticisms pour in while you try to stay true to who you…
Joel Muise on Anxiety & Tranquility Online | Ep. 63
Dec 20, 2019 • 57 min
It’s no secret that I have anxiety, so I would love for you to meet my wonderful coach & friend Joel Muise. You’ve heard from him before on this show, but this time we dove deeper into what Tranquility Online does, the company he co-founded. Prepare for…
Tom Taggart on Resilience | Ep. 62
Dec 15, 2019 • 51 min
You know that good ol’ saying “life is what you make it?” Tom is living proof of that. This guy is such a kind human being whose nature involves creating safety. Tom and I sit down for the second time and discuss many aspects of life, and part of it…
Marc Boudreau on Holidays, Work and Hating My Birthday | Ep. 61
Nov 28, 2019 • 63 min
Marc Boudreau joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the holidays and work. I spill my guts on being worn out by trying to keep a certain image and why I generally hate my birthday. Plus I have some exciting news about the future of the show. I hope…
Kristin Vokes and Working with Life | Ep. 60
Nov 21, 2019 • 64 min
Alright, tough times are inevitable, so how are you going to deal with it? Because even if you try to avoid it, that’s the way you choose to deal with it. Kristin Vokes comes back to talk about dealing with your life. Are you going to allow yourself to…
About Optimistically Depressed
Nov 20, 2019 • 0 min
Optimistically Depressed is a platform where mental health, hurt, life philosophies and anything in between can be discussed without shame.
Optimistically Depressed LIVE at The Carleton! | Ep. 59
Nov 15, 2019 • 28 min
Ok everyone, so I did a live show. It was awesome. I don’t know if everyone in the room enjoyed it as much as I did, but I’m going to assume that’s the case. This is the most open I have gotten about my life on the podcast so far. In the past, I have…
Lee Fraser on How He Gets Sh*t Done | Ep. 58
Nov 15, 2019 • 81 min
Ever see a person with lots on the go and wonder how their mind works? Look no further! Lee Fraser gives us an inside peak at how he gets sh*t done. Frankly, while it highly motivated me, it also intimidated me to the point of paralyzed awe. This guy just…
Kristin Vokes on Cultivating the Witness | Ep. 57
Oct 31, 2019 • 63 min
Ever feel like you’re on the edge of realizing something or figuring something out but you just don’t have all the pieces yet? Then you have that one conversation that just fits it so nicely together and you walk away with this resonating “aha!” feeling.…
Holly Carr on Taking Risks & Resilience | Ep. 56
Oct 24, 2019 • 65 min
Artist Holly Carr sat down with Optimistically Depressed to discuss what it really means to put yourself out there and how she developed resilience in the risks she took. Holly has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has…
Kevin Breen on Wrestling and Kidney Disease | Ep. 55
Oct 17, 2019 • 59 min
Any wrestling fans out there? Kevin Breen used to be a wrestler (and will be starting his own wrestling podcast soon) but recently began dealing with the physical effects of kidney disease. Kevin shares his coping techniques and new lifestyle to help him…
Amanda Marie on Big Changes & Ending Relationships | Ep. 54
Oct 17, 2019 • 64 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to be scared and keep going? Amanda Marie spoke with Optimistically Depressed to discuss developments in her life over the past year including moving to a new province and ending a long-term relationship.
Sarah MacLellan on Life and Mental Health as a Podcaster | Ep. 53
Oct 11, 2019 • 100 min
Podcasting is fun. Life is fun. But neither are fun all the time. And neither are easy all the time. And a lot of the time it is not easy to talk about it, so of course, we talked about it because being open about difficult times are what both of our…
Julya Lynass on What Anxiety and Depression Feels Like | Ep. 52
Oct 3, 2019 • 64 min
So you hear someone has anxiety or depression. What pops into your head? Someone who’s down a lot or really tense? Those may be some of the symptoms, but it is way more complex than that. Since each of us are unique individuals, we feel depression and…
Verity Vale on the Misconceptions of Hypnotherapy | Ep. 51
Sep 26, 2019 • 66 min
Hypnotherapy? I don’t believe in hypnotherapy! *bark* *bark* *bark* Just kidding! But seriously, how many of us raise an eyebrow when we hear of someone going to a session of hypnotherapy? We automatically think back to that time in high school when the…
Micaela Greener on Experiencing Emotions | Ep. 50
Sep 19, 2019 • 73 min
Episode 50! Micaela joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about some of her darker thoughts and express how it’s ok to talk about them and experience your emotions. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Chelsea Rose in Telling Your Parents You Have Depression | Ep. 49
Sep 12, 2019 • 67 min
Chelsea Rose joins Optimistically Depressed again to give us an update on how she’s doing and tells us about how it went when she told her parents she’s depressed and pansexual. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN…
Amy Lai on Healthy Anxiety and Taking Responsibility | Ep. 48
Sep 6, 2019 • 57 min
Amy Lai joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss her encounter with anxiety, the difference between good anxiety and bad anxiety, and taking responsibility for the life you want to have. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes:…
Mike Mousseau on the Mental Toll of working as a Correctional Officer | Ep. 47
Aug 29, 2019 • 70 min
Mike returns to Optimistically Depressed to talk about the mental toll that working in a stressful field takes on you as well as the little known facts of what a correctional officer faces in day to day life on the job. Listen: Spotify:…
Harry De Rose On Losing an Estranged Father and Sensory Overload | Ep. 46
Aug 27, 2019 • 63 min
Harry joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss his journey with emotions. We peer into his experience with letting them in after a lifetime of shutting them out due to sensory overload and the need to take care of his family. Listen: Spotify:…
Kirsten Aitken on the Effects of PTSD from Unhealthy Relationships | Ep. 45
Aug 23, 2019 • 69 min
Kirsten joins Optimistically Depressed again to discuss her progress over the months since her last episode as well as the link between physical and mental health and the effects of PTSD from unhealthy relationships. Listen: Spotify:…
Marc Boudreau on Finding Life’s Path, Anxiety Sweats and Flipping Burgers | Ep. 44
Aug 15, 2019 • 107 min
Marc Boudreau of Brand New View Podcast joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the last decade of his life and how he got to where he is. We also spoke about how we both get anxiety sweat, flipping burgers and even managed to get a Just Friends…
Jessica Wypper on Managing Chronic Illnesses & Mental Health | Ep. 43
Aug 7, 2019 • 52 min
Jessica Wypper joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the nature of her life-changing chronic illnesses and how she manages them and combats their effect on her mental health. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN…
Sid Kosatsky and Emma Vaasjo on Marriage, Amicable Separation and Polyamory | Ep. 42
Jul 30, 2019 • 62 min
Sid and Emma join Optimistically Depressed to talk about their relationship, marriage, changes of lifestyle, separation, and how they remained loving friends through it all. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN…
Tracey Hackett on Grief and Living On | Ep. 41
Jul 26, 2019 • 61 min
Tracey Hackett joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the loss of her mother and how she chose to let it change her life for the better. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Thomas Taggart on Medication and Meaning | Ep. 40
Jul 18, 2019 • 62 min
Thomas Taggart joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the process of adjusting medication for depression and how it affects day to day life while pursuing more meaning in our existence. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes:…
Emma Jane Morris on Trauma | Ep. 39
Jul 16, 2019 • 64 min
Emma Jane Morris joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss trauma and how it affects us at different stages in our lives. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Diana Jean Lewis on Leaning Into Discomfort | Ep. 38
Jul 4, 2019 • 61 min
Diana Jean Lewis joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about taking control of your life and leaning into discomfort. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Brock Jorgensen on Anxiety, Depression and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles | Ep. 37
Jun 27, 2019 • 76 min
New Brunswick photographer Brock Jorgensen joins Optimistically Depressed to speak about anxiety, depression and overcoming life’s obstacles. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Ruthy’s Rumination: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Jun 26, 2019 • 20 min
Optimistically is starting a new segment called Ruthy’s Rumination, where Ruth talks about anything from personal experiences to her ever-developing and changing views and thoughts on different subjects. In this episode, Ruth talks about her personal…
Harry De Rose on Life Challenges and Change | Ep. 36
Jun 20, 2019 • 59 min
Harry De Rose joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss events in his life which led him to conclude he needed to make changes in his outlook and behaviour. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Michael Williston and Pushing Through Mental Illness | Ep. 35
Jun 13, 2019 • 56 min
Michael joins Optimistically Depressed for round two and discusses the importance of pushing through hard days but also balancing those with the dangers of acting like you’re ok when you aren’t. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes:…
Natalie Parsons on Assault & Soul Coaching | Ep. 34
Jun 6, 2019 • 57 min
Natalie Parsons joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss past traumatic events and how she found spirituality for healing. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Raina Kahn on Rough Childhoods, Depression and Complicated Relationships | Ep. 33
May 31, 2019 • 96 min
Raina Kahn joins Optimistically Depressed for round two where we discuss rough childhoods, the effects of depression on relationships and much more. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Pain & Tragedy with Ruth & Sean McMullen | Ep. 32
May 22, 2019 • 27 min
Ruth and Sean discuss the past week and a half after receiving heartbreaking news. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Ryan McMullen on Social Anxiety, Family and Self-Motivation | Ep. 31
May 15, 2019 • 31 min
Ryan McMullen joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about his experiences with social anxiety back in high school, the importance of family, motivating himself and what mental health looks like to him. Special guest introduction to the episode from…
Dr. Nikole MacLellan, ND on Burnout | Ep. 30
May 9, 2019 • 66 min
Dr. Nikole MacLellan, ND joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss burnout and its chemical and physical effects. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Joel Muise and Anxiety, Depression and Therapy | Ep. 29
May 2, 2019 • 102 min
Joel Muise joined Optimistically Depressed to talk about anxiety and depression and effective ways to deal with each. Joel founded Tranquility Online, where their mission is to help those who are living with anxiety get access to adequate help in a way…
Nadia LaCroix and Acupuncture, Anxiety & Near Death Experiences | Ep. 28
Apr 25, 2019 • 60 min
Nadia LaCroix joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss acupuncture and how it is connected to the mind and body. She also discusses her brush with death and how she made it through the mental hurdles of dealing with it. Listen: Spotify:…
Michael Williston on Happiness, Drugs & Religion | Ep. 27
Apr 23, 2019 • 64 min
Michael Williston joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss happiness, drugs, toxic masculinity and religion.
Robin Vargas on Divorce, Self-Confidence and Growing Up With Little | Ep. 26
Apr 18, 2019 • 90 min
Robin Vargas joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss divorce and self-confidence and we both share some of our childhoods and their similarities. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Kirsten Aitken on Drug Abuse & Suicide | Ep. 25
Apr 16, 2019 • 71 min
Kirsten Aitken joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss drug abuse, depression, anxiety and suicide. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Graeme Gillis on Family Relationships & Anxiety | Ep. 24
Apr 11, 2019 • 63 min
Graeme Gillis joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss some of his family relationships and his experience with anxiety. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Mohammed Najim on Culture & Respect | Ep. 23
Apr 9, 2019 • 72 min
Mo joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the importance of respect, his experiences with different cultures, and being on his own. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Tyler Simmonds on Depression & Inspiration | Ep. 22
Apr 4, 2019 • 63 min
Tyler Simmonds joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss his battle with depression and rising up through social constructs to achieve his dreams. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Emma Jane Morris and Anorexia | Ep. 21
Apr 2, 2019 • 69 min
Emma returns to Optimistically Depressed to talk about her personal experience with anorexia and also share the medical side of the eating disorder. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Kate Shaw & the Glorification of Alcohol | Ep. 20
Mar 28, 2019 • 63 min
Kate Shaw joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the glorification of alcohol and how easily we can slip into its dangers. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Grace MacMillan & Borderline Personality Disorder | Ep. 19
Mar 26, 2019 • 59 min
Optimistically Depressed gets to talk to Grace MacMillan about Borderline Personality Disorder, depression and the stuff Optimistically Depressed is up to. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Quirky and/or Queer & Coping Insights with TeeJohnny | Ep. 18
Mar 21, 2019 • 71 min
TeeJohny of Quirky and/or Queer joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss journalling, do some joking and explore other coping mechanisms for depression and anxiety. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Emma Bonang on Losing a Sibling, Grief and the Importance of Being Kind | Ep. 17
Mar 19, 2019 • 49 min
Emma Bonang joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about her experience with losing a sibling and grieving at a young age. She also talks about the importance of being kind because, after all, we don’t know the battles someone else is facing. Listen:…
Fawn Logan-Young: Questions on Parenthood and Self-Identity | Ep. 16
Mar 14, 2019 • 66 min
Fawn discusses the questions she has regarding parenthood with Optimistically Depressed and shares her struggles with self-identity while growing up. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Raina Khan on an Eventful Childhood & Mental Health | Ep. 15
Mar 12, 2019 • 97 min
Raina Khan joins Optimistically Depressed and shares her eventful childhood along with the events leading up to the realization that her mental health wasn’t where it needed to be. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN…
Emily Baltzer on Yoga, Mental Health & Abuse | Ep. 14
Mar 7, 2019 • 52 min
Emily Baltzer talks to Optimistically Depressed about her journey with mental health, abuse and how yoga has helped her process her experiences. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Spencer McIver on Self-Loathing, Men’s Fashion & Inaccurate Views of Ourselves | Ep. 13
Mar 5, 2019 • 63 min
Spencer and Optimistically Depressed talk about self-loathing, men’s fashion, and inaccurate views of ourselves. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Angeline Francis on Relationships & Grief | Ep. 12
Mar 2, 2019 • 82 min
Angeline Francis joins Optimistically Depressed to talk about the dynamics of relationships in many of their forms. We cover our relationship with grief and grieving people, our relationship with our children and ourselves, and healthy and unhealthy…
Mike Mousseau on Losing Loved Ones & Dealing with Grief | Ep. 11
Feb 26, 2019 • 56 min
Mike Mousseau is back on Optimistically Depressed! Mike dives into the discussion of losing loved ones and dealing with grief. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Sean McMullen on Social Judgment, Depression & Anxiety | Ep. 10
Feb 19, 2019 • 44 min
Our tenth episode features Halifax photographer Sean McMullen. He talks about depression, anxiety, social judgement and the need for grace. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Akshay Gupta on Achieving Bliss, Happiness and Managing Thoughts | Ep. 9
Feb 11, 2019 • 52 min
Akshay and Optimistically Depressed talk about achieving bliss, happiness and managing your thoughts. He even gave me a little therapy session! Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Chelsea Rose on Depression, Suicide and Handling Emotion | Ep. 8
Feb 10, 2019 • 58 min
In our eighth episode, Chelsea joins us to talk about vomit, depression, suicide, “being strong” and handling our emotions. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Spencer McIver on Military School, Depression and Self-Deprecating Humour | Ep. 7
Feb 3, 2019 • 61 min
In our seventh episode, Spencer McIver talks about his experiences with military school, depression, his self-deprecating humour and how all those mix together. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Jennifer Barry on Brain Cancer, Self-Harm and Life’s Amusements | Ep. 6
Jan 24, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, Jennifer Barry talks about her experiences growing up with a mother diagnosed with brain cancer, self-harm, and finding the amusing aspects of life. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with…
Emma Jane Morris on Depression, Anxiety and Elective Mutism | Ep. 5
Jan 21, 2019 • 53 min
Emma Jane joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss depression, anxiety, self-harm, elective mutism and much more. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed: Instagram:…
Zoey McMullen on Anxiety | Ep. 4
Jan 17, 2019 • 16 min
Zoey McMullen joins Optimistically Depressed to give her advice on anxiety and to talk about depression from the point of view of an eight-year-old. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically…
Alexa Goodman on the Ocean, Body Image and Loving Yourself | Ep. 3
Jan 12, 2019 • 61 min
Alexa Goodman joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the ocean and reducing single-use plastics, body image, and loving yourself. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Rachael & Emily Shrum on a Near Death Experience & Mental Health | Ep. 2
Jan 8, 2019 • 53 min
Rachael and Emily talk about Rachael’s first encounter with depression, her near death experience and the ebbs and flows of mental health. Listen: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Yi8bhw iTunes: https://apple.co/2J3WFhN Connect with Optimistically Depressed:…
Mike Mousseau on Depression, Abuse & Shame | Ep. 1
Jan 3, 2019 • 55 min
In Optimistically Depressed’s first podcast, Mike Mousseau speaks about depression, abuse, shame and forgiveness in raw honesty. It was a privilege to talk with him and hear some of his story. Please be advised, this is sensitive subject matter, so maybe…