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Kelly Mental Health

By Kelly Mental Health
Covering the mental health aspect of everyday life.
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Special Edition: Helping Children Through Grief
This special edition episode is for the caregiver that wants to know how best to support a child through grief and loss. Linda provides some brief information about the interruption of secure attachment, the importance of telling the truth, moving from shock and disbelief to seeking security, emotional literacy, whether or not you should cry in front of the kids, heading back to school, and addressing guilt over trying to feel happy again. Some resources mentioned included: Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children, by Mellonie and Ingpen (1983) The Invisible String by Patrice Kerst (2018) For more information about our clinic or to book a session, visit www.kellymentalhealth.com
14:44
October 25, 2021
Vulnerability: Let Talk About It
Being vulnerable may be difficult for some, but why is it important? Vulnerability allows us to share our feelings and emotions, our experiences, as well as our mistakes, to improve self-awareness and to practice accountability. When we are being vulnerable, we are being proactive. In this episode, CEO Linda Kelly sat down with Cassandra Nordal, PR & Marketing Manager to discuss what it means to be vulnerable and how it can make a positive impact on our lives. We have a lot of free resources available - visit our wellness website at www.kellymagazine.ca/blog to learn more!
26:58
September 23, 2021
F*ck You, I Love You: On the Relationships that Define Us with Jason Wellwood
Jason Wellwood joins Linda in this episode for a raw discussion on the relationships that define us, and the ones that led him to use writing as a therapeutic tool. With the debut of his new book, "Fuck you, I love you," Jason tackles relationships that are mentally and emotionally abusive, where partners struggle to make room for one another while dealing with codependency, mixed messages, and emotional reasoning. We are so excited that Jason was able to make time in his busy schedule to give us the rundown on what he has learned!  To support Jason on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuck-you-i-love-you?fbclid=IwAR0nooVyJeO08XgzzznDU1WX6EmxgmMQC8hS9ciXXP-4XdK14U4PiioBTMU#/ To pre-order the book, see the link below! https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/fuck-you-i-love-you/9781649699688-item.html To find out more on the Spice Of Life Initiative as discussed in the podcast, see the Facebook page below!: https://m.facebook.com/spiceoflifeinitiative/posts And finally, for more info on our clinic and what we do, check out www.kellymentalhealth.com or visit us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/kellymentalhealth
43:33
September 16, 2021
Why Linda Cried During the Chicken Dance: Coping After COVID
In our latest episode, we sat down with Linda Kelly, MSW, RSW, CEO, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, *Certified Clinical Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist, to discuss becoming emotional while watching the classic Chicken Dance. What does the Chicken Dance have to do with COVID and Mental Health, you ask? Don't worry; I had questions as well.  For more information or free resources, please visit our website at www.kellymentalhealth.com or check out our social media @kellymentalhealth. Remember, the more we talk about it, the more normalized it becomes.
24:43
August 26, 2021
Taking Control of Emotional Exhaustion
In our latest episode, we sat down with Linda Kelly, MSW, RSW, CEO, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, *Certified Clinical Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist, to discuss some topics of interest, such as emotional exhaustion and overthinking. Specifically, what they are, how they happen, who it happens to, and how we can control these situations. Linda offers some helpful coping skills, and some howto's on managing these mentally draining issues. For more information or free resources, please visit our website at www.kellymentalhealth.com or check out our social media @kellymentalhealth.  Remember, the more we talk about it, the more normalized it becomes.
30:08
August 19, 2021
Controversy & Cancel Culture: Simone Biles and Social Media Backlash
In our latest episode, CEO Linda Kelly, sat down with Cassandra Nordal, PR & Marketing Coordinator, to discuss some controversial topics currently happening in the world. Specifically, Simone Biles and her recent decision to walk away from the Olympics to take care of her mental health and well-being. Follow @kellymentalhealth or visit us at www.kellymentalhealth.com for free mental wellness resources.
31:50
August 05, 2021
Breaking Free from Intergenerational Trauma with Water Thunderbird Woman, Meghan Jourdain
On this episode of the Kelly Mental Health Podcast, Meghan Jourdain - Water Thunderbird Woman of the Ojibway Tribe - Wolverine Clan from Thunder Bay, Ontario shares her story of breaking harmful cycles, overcoming adversity, and becoming a powerhouse speaker who connects with people that have dealt with historical and intergenerational trauma.  She shares how she learned about the Indian Residential School system in Canada and its impact on her family, and how she chooses to raise her children with honest, open communication, ensuring that the cycles from the past are not repeated and they are able to heal while acknowledging the impact of intergenerational trauma in their own lives.   We are so fortunate to have had this opportunity to speak with this incredible person and know that she will continue to make positive change all around her as she continues in her career in social work.   For more information on Kelly Mental Health or CEO Linda Kelly, visit our clinic website at www.kellymentalhealth.com, and follow us on social media!  @kellymentalhealth
51:11
July 30, 2021
Losing the Shame, Gaining Your Life Back: Intuitive Eating with Victoria Evans
In this episode of the Kelly Mental Health Podcast (@kellymentalhealth), Linda had the opportunity to talk with Victoria Evans, an Intuitive Eating Coach whose program is all about helping women overcome troubling eating habits through acceptance, mindfulness, and developing personal insight about themselves and the world we live in. Victoria shares her thoughts about diet culture and social media and explains how the Intuitive Eating movement allows people to take back control over their own lives by letting go of restrictive habits.   For more info on Victoria, check out her Instagram @victoriaevansofficial, her website at www.victoriaevansofficial.com, and her podcast available on popular podcast platforms called: Weighing in on Happy. For more information about Kelly Mental Health, visit us at www.kellymentalhealth.com, @kellymentalhealth, or give us a call at (807)767-3888.
55:50
July 22, 2021
The World Needs Creative Minds: Adult ADHD and Imposter Syndrome with Bree Nistico
Linda is joined by Bree Nistico in this candid episode as they share their personal stories of issues related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Imposter Syndrome, issues that so often go undetected in women. They explore symptoms to watch for, challenges with confidence and feeling good enough, and strategies for being kind to themselves that have worked for them. Bree is a passionate mental health advocate with personal experiences of her own. Struggling all her life with anxiety, she has recently come to face that there may be more to the story. Bree graduated from Lakehead University in 2014 with her Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree, and has worked in the field ever since. Bree continues her personal journey working through mental health challenges , while also opening up the conversations with others to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health.
50:08
July 08, 2021
How Social Media and Filters are Changing The Way We See Ourselves
In 2004, life as we know it changed. Facebook connected us to our besties, family, celebrities, world events, and businesses of many ventures. From there, our world changed even more in 2010 when Instagram was introduced, followed by the launch of Snapchat in 2011. Filters were introduced to us on Instagram for editing your pictures, but it wasn't until Snapchat when we were able to live in the moment, filter ourselves. Something so seemingly harmless had significantly impacted mental health, especially in young teens, especially when they introduced hundreds of beauty filters. These filters can change our face shape, decrease our pores, slim our faces, eye colour, thicken our lips and give us that overall celebrity look. So, how to we help protect our children and ourselves from mental health-related struggles in the future? Please visit the free informative resources below: https://www.kellymentalhealth.com/resources.html https://www.dove.com/ca/en/dove-self-esteem-project.html
40:35
June 25, 2021
The World Our Teens are Facing with Kristen Arntzen, MSW
In our latest episode, Psychotherapist Kristen Arnzten, MSW, new to the Kelly Mental Health team joins Linda and Cassandra to discuss her views on how the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting teens. You'll enjoy the combination of psychology talk along with down-to-Earth humour in this episode as Linda, Cassandra, and Kristen share stories of their own adolescent experiences and how teens acting from an emotional worldview are being negatively affected by social distancing rules. Kristen discusses how parents can support their teens to make the best of a tough situation by adjusting the goalposts and their expectations of what constitutes success. For more information about our clinic and online booking with our therapists, check us out at:  www.kellymentalhealth.com
54:32
June 17, 2021
From Pregnancy Loss to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Extraordinary Parenting with Anne Antenucci
Anne sits down with Linda and her new little one to share her story of the loss of her first child, Julianna, at 40 weeks gestation, followed by the birth of her son, Nathan, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) requiring extensive and lifelong support. Anne discusses how her journey with her children impacted her life, exploring the difficult feelings around her losses and how she has used her keen interest in politics to advocate for parents of special needs children, informing those at municipal and provincial levels to ensure that those with Autism are supported and integrated into society. Trigger Warnings: Pregnancy Loss, Strong Language
56:01
May 20, 2021
Relationships & Human Sexuality - with Eric Schneider
In this episode, CEO Linda Kelly sat down with Eric Schneider, Counselor, MEd, DMin, LMHC. Eric is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Human sexuality. Eric has been working in the field for over 30 years as a sex and relationships specialist. Together, they discussed passion, intimacy, and commitment in a wide array of human relationships. They also spoke about the flood of changes in our society around relationships and the escalation of our expectations of each other and ourselves rapidly changing how we view and participate in sexual relationships.
52:49
May 13, 2021
Let's Talk About It - with Cassandra Nordal
In this episode, CEO Linda Kelly and Social Butterfly Cassandra Nordal sat down to discuss the latest stay-at-home order and the repercussions on our mental health. We also spoke about anxiety and how most people are avoiding certain things in their lives at this time to feel better.
38:31
April 08, 2021
Why Sexual Assault Survivors Don't Come Forward - with Kelly Halonen
In this episode, Kelly Halonen discusses the focus of her therapy practice: working with survivors of sexual assault. As a survivor herself, she knows firsthand the experience of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and going through the secondary trauma of trying to report her experience while facing scrutiny, self-doubt, and a worsening of her symptoms along the way. Kelly explains common reasons why survivors of sexual assault  struggle to speak out, and even when they do, how rarely seeing true justice for crimes committed against them can impact their mental health. Kelly Halonen is a Social Worker and Psychotherapist at Kelly Mental Health who specializes in treating trauma. For more info, visit her page at kellymentalhealth.com, or see many of her articles on the subject at www.kellymagazine.ca.
26:43
March 25, 2021
The Aftermath of Suicide: Cadaver Dogs and PTSD in the Police Force with Gary Arbuthnot
In this episode, Gary Arbuthnot shares his perspective as a 24-year veteran of the police force in Belfast, Ireland, where he worked with the K9 unit searching for missing persons and explosive devices, and connecting with families that had lost loved ones to suicide. He discusses his reaction to being a first responder to the death scene of a known terrorist, and how he eventually retired from his career due to longstanding issues with PTSD. He shares how he went on to become a counsellor and advocate for mental health, providing clients with his unique perspective on the matters that contribute to traumatic stress. Special focus in this episode is on the stereotypes and barriers that prevent men from seeking help. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide, death, and traumatic incidents. Please note that the Kelly Mental Health Podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the services of a licensed therapist. If you’d like to speak to someone about counselling for yourself, visit us at kellymentalhealth.com. For more information on Gary Arbuthnot and his clinical practice, follow him on Instagram: @counsellingtherapybelfast
36:43
March 11, 2021
Stability in Chaos: Shalini Misir on the Loss of a Husband and Father
In this episode, Shalini Misir joins Linda Kelly to share her experience of the sudden passing of her husband and the father of her children in January 2020. She discusses how she had to respond to the grief of her two children while handling her own very much in isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, how life has changed since the loss of her partner, and the strategies she has learned in psychotherapy treatment to cope and continue on. 
47:21
March 04, 2021
Striving to be the Best Kind of Dad - Men's Mental Health with Shane Powell
In this episode, Shane Powell joins Linda Kelly for an exploration of his transition to parenthood and how he has worked on being an informed parent in the age of mental health awareness. He shares how the loss of his friend to suicide led to his own challenges with mental health, and how he has learned to connect with and communicate with his children to cultivate emotional intelligence, proactive problem-solving, compassion for self and others, and of course, how to use their words to express themselves. 
39:06
February 25, 2021
Understanding Male Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Gord Mclean
In this episode, Gord Mclean courageously speaks out about his journey with mental health, specifically with depression, anxiety, and male Borderline Personality Disorder traits. He speaks about tending to take on the role of the caregiver, always putting himself last and struggling to be accepted by others and himself, which has led to the breakdown of many relationships in his life. While Gord notes that he was not officially diagnosed, this episode does focus on the traits he identifies as part of this disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behaviour, often driven by a person’s absolute fear of abandonment. People with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that negatively impact their relationships and can lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. This interview is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional counselling services. If you feel that you would like to speak to a licensed mental health professional, visit us at www.kellymentalhealth.com.
51:03
February 18, 2021
Men's Mental Health - Owning Your Vulnerability with Jason Wellwood
In this episode, Jason Wellwood joins CEO Linda Kelly to explore Men's Mental Health challenges. Jason shares his unique journey as he has learned about his own mental health and how the pressure placed on men to know how to "do it all" while denying their feelings can lead to long-lasting challenges with anxiety and depression. Jason discusses how his childhood influences shaped the way he connects with other people, and how he has worked to address the dysfunction to create a better understanding of mental health and wellness for his children. Please keep in mind that this interview is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional counselling services. If you feel that you would like to speak to a licensed mental health professional, visit our website at www.kellymentalhealth.com for more information or call us at (807) 767-3888.
47:06
February 11, 2021
The Loss of a Mother - Cassandra's Story
In our latest episode, CEO Linda Kelly sat down with Social Butterfly Cassandra Nordal to discuss losing her mother at a young age, her experiences and how she lost herself. They also talk about the unhealthy coping mechanisms she used in the past to mask her grief for years. Ten years later, Cassandra can recognize her emotions and can communicate properly. She has learnt a lot working at Kelly Mental Health for the past year and wanted to share her message.
35:42
January 21, 2021
Parenting & Pregnancy During a Pandemic
In our latest episode, social butterfly Cassandra Nordal sat down with CEO Linda Kelly and Office Manager of KMH, Amanda Hampton, to discuss the difficulties of parenting and pregnancy during a pandemic. The two incredible parents shared a few things that worked for them and continue to work for their households. 
33:31
January 14, 2021
New Year, New Outlook!
CEO Linda Kelly and social butterfly Cassandra Nordal sat down to catch up and chat about their pandemic holidays. They spoke about returning to work, co-parenting during the holidays, the lockdown status and the pressures of New Year Resolutions. They even managed to have some laughs at their own expense. 
35:09
January 07, 2021
"You're Dead to Me!" and Other Family Holiday Greetings
When punishing, shaming, and threatening are prioritized over seeking solutions, relationships can falter. In Season 3, Episode 3, we dive into the extreme things family members can say to one another in the heat of the moment, and how these emotionally-driven statements can impact our relationships with ourselves and others for years to come. Listen as Linda and Cassandra trade stories about their experiences with those troubling statements, and discuss strategies for setting boundaries and communicating effectively. Follow along for some Healthy Communication Do's and Don'ts!
36:17
December 18, 2020
Let's Talk! - with Michael from Thamichaelated Show
CEO Linda Kelly sat down with the incredibly talented Michael from @thamichaelated show and had an inspiring conversation about mental health and wellness. They discussed both their podcasts, the stigmas surrounding mental health, children and the importance of their teachings, miscarriages and pregnancies, the importance of getting the appropriate help you need, the Kelly Mental Health Foundation "Light the Way" Campaign and how it can help many people, history and even managed to fit in a discussion about how to take a compliment. 
01:34:06
December 16, 2020
Stress Around the World - With Dr. Meg Van Deusen, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Author
Welcome everyone to Season 3, Episode 1. In this episode, Linda Kelly, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT, CEO of Kelly Mental Health & Founder of the Kelly Mental Health Foundation sat down with Dr. Meg Van Deusen, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Author based out of Seattle, Washington to discuss her book "Stress in the US" and the stress all around the world during these difficult pandemic times. 
52:51
December 11, 2020
When You Don't Feel How You're Supposed to Feel
Weddings, relationships, losses - all major life events come with this idea of how you're supposed to feel about them. But many of us actually going through these events feel nothing of the sort. We actually feel guilty when we aren't head over heels in love with our partner or our new baby or even our life choices. Some of us feel more anxiety than excitement about taking the next step. Today's episode with Kelly Graham, MSW, RSW is all about the expectations society has for us to feel a specific way, and how we are impacted when reality doesn't really match. 
31:51
November 12, 2020
Ignoring Social Media Instincts
In today's episode, episode 14, we sat down with CEO Linda Kelly to discuss a topic many of us know quite a bit about. We tend to get spooked and even tangled up in this web. Some of us may have even been haunted by this.  So, please, get comfortable because we are discussing Social Media.
39:23
October 29, 2020
The Past, Present & Future
In today's episode, episode 14, we sat down with the incredible CEO Linda Kelly to discuss the win of the 2020 New Business Excellence Award from the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. We spoke about what the award meant to her and the entire team and how it made them feel. We also had an in-depth look at when and where Kelly Mental Health began, her vision and the future of KMH. 
39:15
October 22, 2020
Navigating Relationships Through Stress - With Kelly Graham
In today's episode, we sat down with CEO, Linda Kelly and Kelly Graham, a registered social worker with Kelly Mental Health, to discuss the difficulties of stressful times and how to navigate through them in some of your relationships. We also spoke about the new stressful COVID 19 restrictions and how it played a role in all of our lives and how strangely enough, in Kelly's situation, brought her and her new husband closer together.
26:14
October 08, 2020
The Battle of Unhealthy Coping Skills - With Kelly Graham
In today's episode, we sat down with two incredible ladies, our CEO Linda Kelly and Kelly Graham, a Registered Social Worker who has been with Kelly Mental Health for some time. We discussed unhealthy coping skills, how they can and are affecting our day to day lives and how we can be replacing them with healthier skills.
28:11
October 01, 2020
Life After & During Addiction - with Mandee Hochins
In today's episode, CEO Linda Kelly and Cassandra Nordal, sat down with Mandee Hochins to discuss life during and after addiction. We spoke about her journey of how her addiction began and the steps she took to get to where she is today. From under the rock bottom rock, to climbing to the top and staying there. We also discussed how counselling made an incredibly positive impact on her road to recovery. 
33:10
September 24, 2020
Coaching Our Kids Through Back-To-School Anxiety - with Kristen Sohlman, RP
Kristen Sohlman, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist, shares valuable mental health tips on coaching our children through the return to school, letting go of unfair comparisons as parents, learning how to validate our kids, and understanding how to meet their needs by learning more about who they are as individuals. Special mentions include the Pinterest-worthy homeschooling setups, helping kids with special needs, and role-modelling to prevent separation anxiety.
27:26
September 11, 2020
Revisiting the Fear of the Unknown - Back to Classes
In today's episode, CEO Linda Kelly and Cassandra Nordal, sat down to discuss revisiting the fear of the unknown, coping skills and grounding techniques for students, educators and parents returning to the classroom. From everyone at Kelly Mental Health, we would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy return.
33:37
September 03, 2020
When Body Image Becomes a Disorder - Part 2
In the second half of our Body Image Series, we discuss the disorder called Orthorexia. This eating disorder involves an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. Stay tuned and have a listen as we dive into explaining this newer disorder.
28:45
August 27, 2020
When Body Image Becomes a Disorder Part 1
In this two part episode, we discussed the Mental Health Disorder known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), the affects and symptoms it has on our bodies. We examined the history of the Body Positivity movement which has grown since the 1960's and made an incredible impact on our society. Stay tuned to listen to our second half of our episode.
33:58
August 20, 2020
Mask Anxiety with Kelly Graham
In this podcast, Linda Kelly and Kelly Graham discuss the impact of wearing cloth masks for those that struggle with anxiety, and real down-to-earth coping skills that we use in therapy sessions with our clients to manage that distress. We discuss the issues with wearing masks, unhelpful thoughts that influence Anxiety, how to identify anxiety and panic, self-soothing and grounding skills such as paced breathing and opposite action, and finally, how to support kids to wear their masks without fear.  
46:35
July 30, 2020
Lara Hollway and the Trauma of Modern Labour and Birth
In this episode, we talk about how hospitals restricting care partners during labour due to the pandemic makes so little sense during what is often one of the most important experiences of a person's life. Lara discusses how her training as a Doula has influenced her clinical practice and led her to focus on resolving traumatic birth experiences. She describes the impact of how birthing parents are disempowered, the process medicalized, and how invalidation and doubting one's instincts often leads to more complications and issues. 
42:00
July 23, 2020
Nature & Forest Therapy
In this episode Host Linda Kelly and Co-Host Cassandra Nordal sit down to talk with Laurie Vance, MSW, RSW, & Cert. Nature & Forest Therapist from Kelly Mental Health about Forest Therapy, Forest Bathing and the countless benefits Nature brings into our lives. We dive further into detail about this amazing therapy and how it can benefit everyone from every walk of life.  CEO, Linda Kelly also makes an exciting announcement so sit back, relax and enjoy!
42:06
July 16, 2020
Why Are We Afraid to Talk about Death?
On the heels of her aunt's sudden passing, Linda Kelly talks to Kelly Graham about all the things we don't like to discuss, and why. They talk about life purpose, deriving comfort from understanding the meaning of our experiences, our legacy, how we'd want our own death handled by the people around us, and some of the ways that trauma-focused therapy like EMDR can help with grief. 
52:59
July 09, 2020
Infidelity - Let's Talk
Host Linda Kelly and Co-host Cassandra Nordal, dive head first into the large topic of infidelity. Specifically cheating and how it can effect your mental health, the aftermath and the difficulties we face. We also discuss the topic of staying in a relationship after the cheating has happened and how it can be okay to stay but ONLY if you and your partner are BOTH willing to work on the relationship. 
54:06
July 02, 2020
Situationship - Am I In One?
Linda Kelly & Co-host Cassandra Nordal discuss the term "Situationship" and what it means to be in one and how to know when enough is enough. 
57:44
June 25, 2020
To Mask or Not to Mask - That is the Question
Episode 15 - In this episode, Co-host Cassandra Nordal sits down with Registered Social Worker Kelly Graham, to discuss further into the returning to work fears and the main topic of wearing mask or not wearing masks. This episode dives a little further into why it may be difficult for some people to wear them. 
29:16
June 18, 2020
Hatred and the Meaning of Life
Episode 14 - During today's episode, we discussed the most recent social justice movement and impacts this had on the entire world. We discussed about the variety of emotions we are all going through right now and we also celebrated 2SLGBTIQ+ while reminding ourselves that sometimes we need to reset and get back our roots. Join Linda Kelly and Cassandra Nordal as they navigate through all of the hatred in our world and the meaning of life. ** Warning Harsh Language **
01:00:49
June 04, 2020
Returning to Work - The New Normal
Episode 13 - In this episode, Linda and Cassandra discuss the emotions about returning to work, the new normal, new work place procedures and protocols and how group debriefing can benefit your overall team and environment 
31:52
May 29, 2020
Community Hostility & the Weight Game Shame
In our latest episode, we discussed the fear and anxiety of the economy reopening, tips on how to cope with the changes in the community, learning to accept changes without personalizing them, difficulty making choices that affect other people, and the shame involved with the weight gain during the pandemic.  
01:00:01
May 22, 2020
Talking Men's Mental Health with Shane Powell
In this special episode, Shane Powell of the Andrew Miedema Foundation joins Linda Kelly to talk about some of the mental health challenges impacting men. We discuss self-image, the impact of losing our regular coping mechanisms to COVID-19, how bottling up our feelings can lead to depression and suicide, and how to get right with the "what-ifs" when you can't predict the future.
54:46
May 13, 2020
Handling Grief While the World is Upside Down
Being the person who people tend to lean on means that you can’t drop anchor until everyone else is safe. In this episode, Cassandra describes how the recent loss of her grandmother has been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes learning how to cope with loss in the midst of a rapidly changing world. For more of our articles on how to handle grief, check out https://www.kellymagazine.ca/blog/category/grief
53:35
May 06, 2020
To Have & Maybe Not To Hold During Covid-19
In this episode, Kelly Graham joins us to discuss how her wedding plans are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We get to explore how the pressure from family, society, and her own expectations weigh in on her experience of anxiety. We talk about how to cope by setting boundaries and knowing when to enforce them, and how to control our feelings by focusing on what we can control, moving from what could have been, to what is.
50:10
April 22, 2020
Slow Down & Retrain Your Mind
In this episode, we discuss the following: How using scheduling, charts or lists, etc. help to divide up responsibilities at home and keep everyone on track, giving yourself extra time to process, enjoy things, accepting that our pace needs to slow down a little, moving into the state of cautious peace, the ability to feel more gratitude, retraining your mind and using the problem-solving quadrant.
01:02:60
April 17, 2020
Covid-19 & The Impact on Addictions
In this episode, we discuss how isolation can impact addictions, substance abuse, and mental health all plays a significant role in it all.
48:24
April 01, 2020
Relationships & How to Survive during Isolation.
Episode 6 - On this episode, we invited Laura Groulx, MSW, RSW to talk about Love Languages, Communication Skills, Signs of Gaslighting, Love Mapping and how to overall navigate through this difficult time.
01:37:27
March 24, 2020
The Here and the Now - Let’s Talk About It!
In this episode, we discuss the overall topic of depression, taking one step at a time, children and creating a calm/happy boxes during their isolation, letting them lead the conversation and remembering to keep calm, and be kind during this overwhelming time.
42:16
March 23, 2020
Self-Care Sundays
In this episode, we take you through a guided relaxation technique that is used in therapy to alleviate anxiety and manage stress. So get comfortable and try this out with us! (Please make sure you can safely close your eyes - you may fall asleep!)
14:36
March 22, 2020
Friday Frustrations
On today’s episode, we’re discussing the frustration that builds up when people aren’t taking the pandemic seriously, feelings of vulnerability for people that are pregnant or have young children, psychological concepts to make sense of things, and the flip side of the what-ifs. Also, you bet your bottom dollar we talked about Trudeau’s Corona/Crisis beard.
51:38
March 20, 2020
What to do with all the FEELS?
CEO Linda Kelly of KMH and PR Coordinator Cassandra Nordal, sat down to discuss the sense of powerlessness people are feeling lately, how to help yourself and your kids identify and positively express their emotions, learning how to validate one another and why that's so important right now, how KMH is trying to help the community, the impact of journalling, and things to do while stuck at home in isolation.
56:23
March 19, 2020
When it FEELS like the World is Ending - Let’s Talk about it!
Linda Kelly, CEO of Kelly Mental Health and Cassandra Nordal, PR Coordinator of Kelly Mental Health sit down to discuss the Mental Health impact about the Covid-19 pandemic, providing insight and advice on skills to manage anxiety through lighthearted stories of what's happening.
50:56
March 18, 2020