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Mattys Mental Health Podcast

Mattys Mental Health Podcast

By Matt Burke
Mental health Podcast. A place where people can share there stories and experiences with mental health.
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Matty Mental Health Podcast #47 - Kate Flick

Mattys Mental Health Podcast

Mattys Mental Health Podcast #66 - Michelle Willette & Victoria Phoenix
Michelle and Victoria are authors, mindfulness teachers, and wellness coaches and co-founders of Balance your Path company out of Salt Lake City, USA. What started from personal research for their children struggling in the 80s with mental health, lead them into making it their mission to share what they learned with others. We chat about the effects on mental health in the technological age, decluttering your mind, and managing emotions. We run through some quick exercises you can try to bring yourself into the present and reduce anxiety.  Great conversation with Michelle & Victoria, I love there easy to fallow approach to mindfulness.   They were kind enough to offer a Free PDF copy of their 5 steps to wellness book to Mattys Mental Health Listeners. I read through it, a ton of value there I would take advantage.   Just email “Mattys Mental Health” to and they’ll send it over.    Hope you enjoy!    Website Social Amazon Author Page Books (Amazon) The 5 Steps to Wellness Workbook The 365 Day Wellness Challenge Journal Self Protect with Love Only you can create a Feeling Stop handing out your power like it's a Party Favor!
September 7, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #65 - Christine Macfadyen
Christine is an early childhood educator, and an avid supporter in the Mental Health community on PEI. She shares her story, from childhood trauma to developing chronic auto immune disorder in her early 20s. Christine share lots of insights on the mental health care system on PEI and her experiences.      Great conversation with Christine,
July 27, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #64 - Beth Gardner
Beth Gardner is a life coach, author, and former rower. She returns to the podcast to chat about her work with non addicts. Not the addicts themselves, but those around them affected. Beth discusses the first steps she works on including setting boundaries, and accessing your own needs.     Great chatting with Beth,    Hope you enjoy!
July 13, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #63 - Jessica Compton
Jessica is the founder of a community organization called TREE OF STARS. They do community based projects helping spread mental health awareness and support.   She shares building this organization from the ground up, as well as her own story. From childhood trauma, foster homes, drug use as a teen, to getting her life together after being arrested at 19.    Jessica has been a youth worker for the last 15 years. Working on the school board as well, she shares how she helps educate youth on mental wellness.    Great chatting with Jessica, its inspiring how much she gives.    Hope you enjoy!
June 29, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #62 - Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser is a mental health care worker, pianist, and gamer. He first experienced signs of mental health struggles when he was 12. fallowed by a deep depression in high school. Brendan had to completely break contact with his family after leaving the jojoba witness church when he was 18. He discusses what it was like growing up in this faith, and having to start on his own with no family contact at 18. He shares being diagnosed with Bi polar type 2, schizophrenia, as well as the balance of things he needs in his life to maintain his mental health.   Hope you enjoy!    Prince Edward Island, Canada
June 22, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #61 - I lost a friend..
I lost a friend recently to addiction. I felt compelled to share about him and our friendship. Condolences and love to his family and love ones.   Hope this helps someone.
June 16, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #60 - Lyndsay Gaudet
Lyndsay is a child care worker, a studying youth worker, and a mental health advocate. She recalls her earliest memories feeling as though she was born in the wrong gender. (Born male) She knew something was not right, and had the courage to open up to her mother at the age of 10.  After getting some help, she continued as a male experiencing bullying and harassment through junior high and high school. She was later diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria and began transitioning in 2016.   Lyndsey describes the hardships she's had forming relationships as a transwomen, and the lasting effects of hiding who she was for so long. She was also diagnosed with Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, and OCD.   After going through her worst episode of suicidal depression, Lyndsey was able to get into the Reach Foundation program. This was a big turning point for her finding herself and beginning to build her future.    Really great story,    Hope you enjoy!
April 27, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #59 - Lincoln McCardle
Lincoln starting experimenting with drugs at the age of the 13, soon after becoming a daily occurrence. By the age the age of 14 he getting trouble in school, running away for days at a time, and selling drugs. He shares his experiences using through his teens, in and out of the youth center. He recalls going to the addictions center at 16, and how this was a turning point for him understanding the deeper reasons of his using. He continued how ever and hit rock bottom at age 24 before then decided to get clean. Lincoln is now 1 year into sobriety, and wants to help others that are going through what he did.    He has a twitch account he created as a safe place for anyone struggling to go and share, and encourages people to reach out that are struggling. Lincoln is currently back in school working towards becoming a youth worker.    Twitch account - Hope you enjoy!   Prince Edward Island, 2021-04-20
April 20, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #58 - Matt Sherman
Matt shares his former double life as a supporting father, and addict. He starting drinking at age 15 and moved on to experimenting with drugs through high school. After finding out he was going to become a father in grade 12, he set his priorities to take care of his child. He went to college and worked full time, taking care of his kids when he had them and partying on his off weekends. This continued for years until he hit rock bottom, he then starting down the path of a new life thanks to some good friends and a new job. Matt shares his childhood traumas, chronic bullying, and anxiety attacks he now knows are the reasons he turned to drugs to cope.
April 13, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #57 - Spencer Boyd
Spencer began feeling anxious around 13 years old after transitioning to junior high. He remembers avoiding social situations as much as possible purposing showing up late to school and class. This continued through high school and university until having a sever panic attack during an exam. He then knew he had to seek help. He spent years in counselling and received the diagnoses of anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Spencer is now a high level personal trainer, and talks about his tools and therapies that helped him and continue to help him stay healthy.    Hope you enjoy!
April 6, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #56 - Jenny Mae
Jenny shares her mental health experiences starting with her first panic attack at 13 years old. Coming to a head later on when she was 20 and had her first manic episode. For the next few years she had many struggles a few stints at the hospital getting a number of diagnoses. Including Bi Polar Type 2 and Borderline Personality Disorder. She describes navigating and learning to understand these things, and how much Dialectical behavioral therapy helped her.  Great conversation with Jenny,   Hope you enjoy!
March 30, 2021
Matty Mental Health Podcast - Skylar Roth-MacDonald
Skylar shares his plans to run across Canada to raise awareness for mental health. He will be leaving June 1rst 2021 from Victoria B.C., arriving in St. John’s N.L. near the end of October. His goal is to finish the run in 150 days or less, and to raise 50,000$ for the Canadian Mental Health Association. We discuss what lead him on this path of being a mental health advocate, and what sparked such a unfathomable challenge. Skylar shares his story losing a friend to suicide at 12 years old, and another at 16. Along with a "wave" of suicides with a total of 8 in his age group before the end of high school. Skylar and I discuss grief, coping mechanisms, and the silver lining of pain. He shares events that dramatically shifted the trajectory of his life, after feeling stuck in a depression for years.  Really great conversation with Skyler!     Hope you enjoy!   You can donate to the cause here!  -    Fallow Skylar's journey here! -
March 23, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #54 - Sam P. Wayward
Sam is a mother of four, a former Machinist, and cofounder of Women Building PEI. A non for profit organization the supports women in the trades on PEI.   Sam shares her story from childhood trauma, to a high school life of partying and finding herself pregnant at 17. She speaks on blessings found in motherhood including meaning, structure, purpose and a new found confidence.   Sam found herself in a deep depression a few years later, struggling with her identity outside of being a mother. This lead to her almost losing her life, and spending some time in unit 9.    Sam then made some life changes. She went to trade school, starting working in the field, starting the non for profit, and participating in other jobs and hobbies.   She outlines the biggest lessons she learns and continues to learn in life, and the things that helped her most get through hard times.   Great conversation with Sam,   Hope you enjoy!
March 16, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #53 - Greg Cormier
Greg is a business owner, fitness trainer, and a behavior change coach that specifies with busy moms. He shares his story growing up the oldest of 10 siblings with his single mother, and the effects this had on his mental health. Struggling through his teens he found himself in a life of partying with unhealthy habits and relationships. This continued into his early twenties, eventually hitting a breaking point when he knew he had to make a change. We chat about some of the biggest obstacles he helps his clients overcome and how his own experiences help him relate. These include -  self awareness, burnout, small steps, comparing to others, fear of failure and more..   Great conversation with Greg,    Hope you enjoy!
March 9, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #52 - Connor Rehill
Connor describes recently being diagnosed with ADHD. He works in the HR department with the RCMP in Dartmouth, and noticed his productivity go down when switching to working from home. This got to the point where his coworkers were reaching out in concern, and this is when he sought out help and got the diagnoses. Conner talks about some of the emotional tie's with undiagnosed ADHD including frustration, confusion, feeling less then, and misunderstood. He shares tools that have helped him starting with awareness, visual organization, making lists, exercise, etc..   Great chat with Connor! Hope you enjoy.
March 3, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #51 - Tony Davis
Tony Davis is a Journalist at CBC, and a former Photographer and Reporter at The Guardian.   Tony shares his story experiencing trauma and instability during childhood, and later seeing his mother slip into addiction just after graduating high school. He describes the impacts this had on him and his family, leading to her passing just a few years later. Tony describes the grieving process, tools he has learned to work through it, and a perspective shift with determination to turn it into a positive. He touches on seeking professional help, support systems, the power of positivity, hobbies, work life balance and more..    Hope you enjoy!    Tony emphasizes the importance of people sharing their experiences with mental health, he hopes by sharing his it may inspire others to do the same. You can contact him at if you'd like to share your story. Website -   Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. February 23rd 2021
February 23, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #50 - Beth Gardner
Beth Gardner is a former rowing athlete, a 20 year cancer survivor, and now  life coach. Beth specializes here life coaching to non-addicts affected by addicts as codependents, and cancer patients battling the disease. Beth shares here story growing up in an very competitive high achieving environment, leading into rowing with some of the top athletes in the United States for most of her twenties. She emphasizes never learning to recover properly, she believes this was the root cause of her cancer. Beth shares her personal experiences with that gave her the insight to be able to help others through her coaching. She recently found out she has a benine brain tumor, and will undergo surgery the day of this podcasts release. She says she sees this as just another challenge, and will use the skills she has learned and teaches starting with  "anticipation, preparation, and resilience." So Inspiring!   Hope you enjoy!   You can find more information on Beths services at -
February 16, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #49 - Sarah Currie
Sarah is fun, energetic, and the life of the party. She shares her story developing an eating disorder at a young age truly manifesting itself during high school and in university. Sarah was later diagnosed with panic disorder and OCD, she details the symptoms of each and how they connect. She outlines the biggest factors that brought her to the good place she is today. Some of these include - getting professional help, opening up to those close to you, developing healthy behaviors, and more.    Great conversation with Sarah,   Hope you enjoy!
February 9, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #48 - Logan MacLean
Logan is a journalist student, a podcast host, and a go getter. He shares his story being diagnosed with crones disease at the age of 11. From the ups and downs of treatment and surgeries, he shares the impact it has had on his physical and mental health. Logan was also later diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks in university. He shares finding the right help, and his road to becoming healthy leading to today.    Great conversation with Logan,    Hope you enjoy!
February 7, 2021
Matty Mental Health Podcast #47 - Kate Flick
Kate Flick is a teacher, a mother, and a certified holistic health coach. She describes her experiences with mental health, first experiencing anxiety as a young mother and how it manifested into her life. This lead her down the path of health and wellness and she shares mental health tools that worked for her. Her coaching emphasizes breath work, sleep, hydration, boundaries, and more.    Great conversation with Kate,   Hope you enjoy!
January 26, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #46 - Max Koughan
Max Koughan is a musician, creator, and former navy man. He describes his experiences with mental health. Starting with childhood experiences, coming to a head in his early 20s with his first panic attack. He describes the importance of opening up to love ones, structure, setting goals, and taking things one step at a time.   Great conversation with Max, hope you enjoy!
January 19, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #45 - Jesse Crockett
Jesse is a car enthusiast, an auto body mechanic, and a step father of two. He describes feeling his mental health slip in high school after loosing a friend to COPD. We chat about 'hitting his rock bottom", lessons he's learned becoming a father, the importance of communication, quality positive connections, and doing the little things consistently to improve your health.  Jesse recently helped organize a car meet for his terminally ill friend, there were over 450 cars that showed up in support. So much perspective and wisdom from Jesse at such a young age.  Hope you enjoy!
January 12, 2021
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #44 - Jacob Savidant
Jacob Savidant is a army reservist, a Moores clothing salesmen, and a former football player. He describes being diagnosed with leukemia at age 19 after feeling sick for just a few weeks. He spent the past 2 years undergoing treatment, and has recently completed his last treatment cancer free. He describes what he has learned from this experience and how it changed his perspective on life. Some topics being the importance of family, friends, mindset, taking care of your mental health, staying busy.
December 30, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #43 - David Rahman
David Rahman is an author, a speaker, and a mind coach out of Wales, UK. He shares his story feeling inadequate with low self esteem during his teens and twenties. After getting his degree in Biochemistry and Optometry he decided to leave his job as an optometrist to become a life coach. David shares stories of his experiences coaching a wide variety of people over the last 20 years. He explains his methods of coaching, of which he has distilled into his new book “Let it go”. The goal of this book is to give people the tools and strategies to change the way they think. David sent me the first few chapters of the book, and I have to say it really resonated. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the unconscious mind. As well as your “Blueprint”. Your values, experiences, and beliefs that shape the way you perceive and interact with the world, and how this can be changed with small consistent actions over time. Let it go is available for pre order now and releases Feb 23rdin North America! Great talk with David Book links - David's Services -
December 22, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #42 - Chris Inman
Chris Inman is a clothing salesmen at Moore's, a music enthusiast, and a family man.  He speaks on growing up with a speech impediment, and dealing with bullying in school at a young age. Then having some addictions sneak up on him later in life starting with a cannabis dependence. This ultimately lead to him seeking help and spending time in the addictions center. Chris talks about the importance of healthy habits and relationships. As well as self compassion and self confidence, something he enjoys helping other men with at his job. We chat about men's mental health, the importance of family, and more!  Great conversation with Chris,  Hope you enjoy!
December 15, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #41 - Heather Kielly
Heather Kielly speaks on dealing with mental health for many years. Reflecting now seeing signs in childhood, but the first memory of mental health in high school. Progressing through university and marriage. She speaks on stigma and unawareness growing up in the 80s and not understanding what she was feeling. Heather discusses panic attacks and depression bouts, some ending in hospitalization. She emphasises the importance getting help, accompanied with working on your wellness. Developing routine, nutrition, exercise and self care. We touch on environmental influences on mental health today including technology, COVID, connection, and more. Great conversation with Heather, a lot of wisdom shared here!   Hope you enjoy!
December 9, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #40 - Darren Blanchard
Darren Blanchard is the owner of the Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Company, and cofounder of the islanders helping islanders foundation. This company gives 40% of all proceeds to Mental Health programming on PEI, and the goal is to fill the gaps in our system. Darren describes being diagnosed with PTSD fallowing a traumatic life event, and it later being retriggering after a friends suicide. This led to a change in perspective, he left a life of business in Toronto for a life of helping others. He is building a sustainable healing center on his property, and plans to spread smiles and awareness through his future content.    Really great talking with Darren, I love to see people in the community taking the initiative to spread awareness and improve our system.    I think its the only way we make real change!
November 11, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #39 - Shannon Marie
Shannon Marie is an RCW, addictions worker, and mental health care worker. She describes feeling her mental health slip in university, later being diagnosed with bipolar 2. We chat about the importance on positive people, having a support group, and communication with love ones. She speaks on what she's learned working in the mental health care system, and how much she gets out of helping others. We touch on the mental health care system problems, societal influences that effect mental health and much more. Shannon has a great message to be open and honest about how you are feeling. She certainly was, and shared a lot of great information.  I really enjoyed this conversation, Hope you do too!  
October 28, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #38 - Katie Murray
Katie Murry is a former substitute teacher, currently working for TakingItGlobal. A non-for-profit organization that gives grants for youth community projects. She describes feeling her mental health slip late in her senior year of high school “Almost over night”. She ended up in the hospital, later being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She describes her journey through the years with medications, relationships, taking on responsibilities again and positive outlets. Great talking with Katie.
October 20, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #37 - Rama Macmillan
Rama Macmillan shares his unique out of the box upbringing,  Growing up with his parents fallowing the Hare Krishna religion. He spent his early years traveling, and moving around rural British Columbia going to school in a off the grid commune. Later moving to panama at the age of twelve, being exposed to a totally different culture. He speaks on cultural differences, his experiences and what he learned from it. From learning Spanish to hunting and fishing with the locals not spending much time in school. He returned to BC at age 15 moving to Vancouver, being reintroduced to school and finding football. He shares how important it was for him to find a focus.  . Really interesting story, hope you enjoy! 
September 29, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #35 - Emily MacIsaac
Emily is a journalism graduate, wife, mother and avid runner. She describes being diagnosed with Postpartum Depression during her pregnancy and having the baby just a few weeks before Covid 19. She speaks on working through Postpartum, later being diagnosed with OCD and BBD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). The signs and symptoms of all three and how she has been able to navigate and work through them. She emphasizes the  importance of exercise, completing tasks no matter how small, working hard and having outlets. We touch on her starting her own podcast, change of perspective becoming a parent, meditation through running and much more. Great talk with Emily lots of wisdom here!    Emily has organized the fallowing events in memory of Jacob Simmons & Jesse Howatt.    Run for Jacob Simmons   Jacob Simmons Sports Scholarship Fundraiser
September 8, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #34 - Richard Lush
Richard lush is a pillar to many communities. In the indigenous community as an Engagement officer at L’nuey PEI. As an Actor, Writer, and Director at Mi'kmaq Heritage Actors. As well  Former Aboriginal Sport Circle Coordinator at Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  In the sport community as team owner and manager of the Island Mariners Senior Mens Tackle Football Team , co-founder of island demons (the first all female football team on PEI). He is long time coach of Cornwall Timberwolves Football Club and has coached in many different sports and clubs across PEI helping build programs.  He is a co-owner of CANWILL training, a youth-based training program with a positive message of to not only better themselves in sports, but also become better leaders in their communities.   He shares his story growing up dealing with many adversities and loses in life, and how he became the person he is today. He emphasizes on the importance of positivity, and the importance on positive roll models for youth. We talk about indigenous challenges, history, and the beauty of the culture. He describes what being Mi’kmaq means to him, fallowing his own path growing up off reserve but finding himself and great pride in his heritage.   Great talk with Richard (Lushy), he is a long-time friend and is someone I have always looked up to. Its inspiring to see all that he does and gives to the community.    Hope you enjoy!
September 8, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #33 - Bethann Coombs
Bethan Coombs is a teacher, mother, and studying astrologer. Bethan reached out during the shutdown and offered to do my astrology reading. To be honest I was skeptical, but I figured it would be an interesting conversation at the least. I had fallowed daily horoscopes in the past and they seemed very generic, cookie cutter, and as if it could apply to anyone. Doing your astrology reading is a snapshot of where the stars were aligned at the time of your birth, and how that makes up who you are. I have to say the results really blew my mind. I took four pages of notes that were fully accurate to who I am. These were specific and personal things, that she would have no way of knowing. We discuss my reading in the podcast, and how she got into astrology and what it means to her. She shares examples of how it has helped understand herself, and those close to her in life. I think its interesting the concept of learning what is in your nature or given personality traits and how that ties to mental health. Especially how much confusion it can potentially cause not understanding why you feel or think a certain way.   Any tool in the box to be healthier!
September 8, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #31 - Carah Ross
Carah Ross is a success business person, speaker, mother and friend. She describes being on the streets of Vancouver just two years ago homeless and addicted to drugs. In and out of jail from the time she was 14 years old. Losing here mother at a young age, growing up in a house of drug dealing. It is truly inspiring to see how far she has come in such a short time, and how much effort she puts forth into helping others. "Turning my mess into a message." Thanks so much to Carah for sharing!
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #30 - Joy Denise
Joy Denise gives very insightful take on narcissists, and describes being in close relationships with two in her life. She describes working through the damage down as well as the importance of examining your own well being. She now does life coaching at and does informational videos on narcissists at .    hope you enjoy!
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #29 - Hannah McGaughey
Hannah is a recent graduate from UPEI and now theater school student in Toronto. She discusses being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at the age of 14. Past Traumas, growing up in a religious private school, life, and the mental heath care system. Great conversation with Hannah!
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #28 - Joshua Langston
Joshua is a Dalhousie university student in his third year. He describes growing up in PEI and experiencing racism throughout school, and as early as just 5 years old. Years of constant bullying because of the color of his skin that lead him to mental health struggles and eventually a suicide attempt.  He speaks on the importance of sharing these stories and how he wants to help the next generation not have to go through this. Powerful stuff!
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #27 - Jared Bury
Jared Burry is in his last year of studies at UPEI. He describes dealing with chronic nausea that came on around the age 21, later finding out the root cause was anxiety. He describes taking medications, self work and habits that brought him back to health. He speaks on change of perspective with experiences and a new appreciation on life. Very introspective reflection by Jared, great conversation!
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #26 - Matthew Dickson
Matthew Dickson was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20s while attending college. He had previously biked across Canada, aspired to travel the world, and was going into his last semester of an engineering degree. He discusses the difficulties of accepting the diagnoses and the overwhelming symptoms, but through treatment and self help has seen weekly improvements for the last 20 years. Matthew is now mental health advocate and has his own website promoting mental health care in developing countries. As well as a fitness and nutrition website to make healthy living easier.   Mental Health in developing countries -   Health and Fitness -   Book resources   Verbal Judo - by George Thompson   The Survivor Personality - Al Siebert   What Doesn't Kill Us -  Stephen Joseph    It's Not About Us - Todd Leader    Organizations   Cecilia McGough's Students With Psychosis    Schizophrenia Society of Canada, Schizophrenia Society of PEI (and other provinces)  Digital content   Lauren Kennedy's Living Well With Schizophrenia YouTube channel   May 13th, 2020
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #25 - Marcel West
Marcel is a personal trainer, financial advisor, and father. He describes his experiences with anxiety and stress, accompanied with unhealthy coping mechanisms building up to a breaking point. He discusses seeking help, finding healthy coping mechanisms, importance of mindset, taking care of yourself, and knowing you don't have to do it alone.  Great conversation with Marcel.    Meditation resources -   Meditation book -Unplugged   Meditation App - Peace     2020/05/08  Prince Edward Island, Canada
August 5, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #24 - Pineo & Loeb
Pineo and Loeb are a electronic music duo out of Halifax Nova Scotia that have toured all over Canada and internationally. There soulful music brings people together and brings joy to many. They speak on music production, the creative process, mindset, advice to artists, and their story of they got started. Very insightful and inspiring conversation.   Hope you enjoy!   Check out their links below!  Http://
April 2, 2020
Mattys Mental Health #23 - Thomas MacKenzie
Thomas is a personal trainer, card dealer, athlete, coach and soon to be streamer. He discusses loosing his father in his early teens and how it shaped him into the person he is today. He speaks on the importance of family, facing the skeletons in your closet, ups and downs of life, and making a plan for yourself.
March 28, 2020
Mattys Mental Health #22 - Cameron O'Hanley
Cameron is a life long athlete, student and social butterfly. He shares his amazing story after sustaining a serious dramatic brain injury in a car accident in 2013. He discusses the continuous recovery process, and the effects on his mental and physical health. Great conversation with Cameron, his dedication, positivity and work ethic is inspiring.
March 28, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #21 - Mark Burke
Mark describes a series of concussions he sustained playing hockey starting in 2016, and the long term effects on his mental health. He details the long healing process and finally deciding to open up and share what hes been going through. Great conversation with mark on such an important topic.
March 28, 2020
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #20 - Ronnie McPhee
Ronnie is a Community Liaison Officer at the Charlottetown City Hall. He is a very upbeat personable person and known for being a positive figure in the community. He describes his personal experiences with mental health struggles earlier in his life, and his experiences helping others throw his career in the public sector.    Always Great talking with Ronnie, his dedication to helping others is inspiring.
December 18, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #18 - Damon Gallant
Damon is former athlete, he is outgoing, Hard working, and an all around fun guy. I coached Damon a few years back in high school football. I was unaware of his story prior to this podcast, it really goes to show you never know what someone is going through. Resilience, Strength, Humbleness are all words that come to mind. Hope you enjoy!
December 4, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #17 - Luke Bisceglia
Luke is a down to earth friend, family guy, and teacher. He describes his experiences recently losing his best friend to mental health. Dealing with grief and being diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
November 13, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #16 - Tanya Nicolle
Tanya Nicolle is a artist, writer, comic, and an all around great human. She shares her story with mental illness. Learning healthy coping mechanisms later in life, the daily battle, strategies, and drops some serious knowledge on the in and outs of mental health and the Mental health system on PEI. Oh, and Shes Doing a Ted  Talk in June!
October 15, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #15 - Joe Puiia
Joe Puiia is a coach, mentor, trainer, and former clinical counselor. He is a pillar to the community with his dedication to coaching sport and volunteering his time for in-depth individual training. Joe explains his coaching philosophy, how building connections (Bridges) is the most important aspect. Similarly how important the same type of connections are for mental health. 
October 11, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #14 - John Mackenzie
Johnny shares his unique experiences after high school, from becoming traveling horse jockey at just 18, to perusing snowboarding and finding balance. He details how this effected him, and how his life experiences led him to become a advocate for mental health. 
September 24, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #13 - Kennedy Noel
Kennedy shares her story with mental health. She discusses coping mechanisms as well as becoming a mother of two and how it changed her perspective for the better.    Kennedy Noel, September 2nd 2019. Prince Edward Island, Canada
September 3, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #12 - Hugh McLarty
Hugh opens up on his journey with mental health and shares some very valuable insight he's gained from his experiences.
August 27, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #11 - Margy Macgillivray
Margy Macgillivray is a stand up comedian, mother, grandmother and a great person. She dives into her experiences with mental health.
August 21, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #10 - Sean Prosser
 Sean is a person of character, he is a cars salesmen, former athlete, with a ton of life experience to share at just 20 years old. Sean tells his story of what made him the person he is today.     Sean Prosser, Edmonton Canada August 6th 2019 
August 14, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #9 - My Story
 I wanted to record an episode and tell my story, and what inspired me to start the podcast.    Matt Burke, P.E.I Canada July 29th 2019 
August 14, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #8 - Nason Scribner
Nason is a man of many hats. A father, chief, musician and entertainer. He articulates his story well and shares some very useful information.    Nason Scribner,  P.E.I Canada July 23th 2019 
August 14, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #7 - Ryan Dempsey
 Ryan is a coach, former athlete, mechanic, and aspiring teacher. He was assistant coach to this years Island Demons Senior Woman's Tackle Football team. The first all women team on Prince Edward Island, and has involvement with many other teams and athletes on PEI. He shares his story and touches some very important points on how mental health showed up in his life and how he learned to deal with it. Along with some of the current societal factors affecting mental health today. Great conversation with Ryan.   Ryan Dempsey, P.E.I Canada July 18th 2019 
August 14, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #6 - Austin Lynds
 Austin Lynds is a personal trainer, strength coach, as well as full time server to the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. His dedication to exercise and life is truly expiring. He explains his drive and the roll of mental health, and how eventually opening up and seeking help changed his life.    For training information you can find him at: Facebook: @stormseyefitness  Instagram: ausrinlynds25   Austin Lynds, P.E.I Canada July 4th 2019 
July 26, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #5 - Jackie Mackay
 Jackie Mackay is a clinical counselor, Social worker, and author of the children's book "Butterflies in my Belly". Jackie is also the mother of Ben Mackay, a good friend on mine and many others who passed away from cancer in 2015. Its always great to talk to Jackie, it seems we never have trouble getting into long conversations about grief and life. Connecting with Jackie and her family has helped me greatly in my journey. Hope you enjoy!   Jackie Mackay, P.E.I Canada June 27th 2019. 
July 2, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #4 - Alex Macisaac
 Alex shares his experiences with mental health.  Recognizing depression and anxiety, seeking help, overcoming and maintaining.   Alex Macisaac, P.E.I Canada May 26th 2019. 
July 2, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #3 - Connor Murphy
 Connor shares hes experiences with mental health.  Grieving, positive behaviors, goal setting, life. 
May 17, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #2 - Michaela Walsh
Micheal shares her story being diagnosed with bipolar 2. Living with depression and anxiety, battling addiction and trauma.  Addictions program, Coping skills, Medications, recovery and life strategies.  Micheal Walsh, P.E.I Canada April 26th 2019. 
April 27, 2019
Mattys Mental Health Podcast #1 - Taylor Waring
Taylor shares her story being diagnosed and living with bipolar 1. 
April 20, 2019