Charlene Pickrem, the host of, Mental Health - Let's Talk About it! CIOE 97.5 FM, is not a doctor, her perspectives are their own. Charlene's experience, education and lived challenges offer validity and credibilitywww.linkedin.com/in/pickempowerment/ The objective of the show is to have diverse guests share their awareness and perspectives on, Mental Health and Mental Illness, to empower other with potential strategies or resources to look after self/other(s). Three shows state "commit" suicide rather than "died by suicide" or "death by suicide", apologies to those this offends.
Shaleen, will enhance listeners awareness of eating disorders and avaliable services to assist individuals overcome and live well. Peer support is an integral part of Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. Being able to share with another, who has overcome their own challenges and can relate, helps individuals feel they are not alone. Be empowered!
On August 20, 2015, after enduring years of intense workplace stress, bullying and harassment, Tracey Maxfield, a hard working, highly skilled, caring and compassionate nurse, hurtled headfirst down into an abyss of darkness, despair, pain and sorrow (she affectionately named the rabbit hole). Tracey, has dedicated her life to bringing awareness to the discussion of Mental Health in Canada/US. Tracey shares some statling statistics that sent my producer and myself fact checking before airing the show.
Jay, approaches community challenges in a unique way. Cape and Cowl, specializes in comics, toys, and games but is much more. Listen in and see how he has teamed up with other service providers to help community members struggling find support. Be empowered!
Wayne, joins me to discuss trauma. He shares his wealth of knowledge regarding the evolution of trauma and coping strategies to overcome and live well after experiencing a life altering event. Be empowered!
Donalda MacIssac, joins me to discuss her extensive volunteer efforts in the community, how the knowledge/experience gathered will assist her advocate for community members potentially as a MLA for Sackville-Cobequid, in Lower Sackville, NS. Be empowered!
Bev's teen daughter died by suicide. Bev shares her lived experience, what supported her to initially survive, what she did to empower herself and how she and her two daughters are living today. RESILIENCY+ Be empowered!
Kyle Kelly, Support Staff, Team Lead & Community Support Worker, and Tyler Simmonds, a Peer Support Worker join me from Laing House in the studio. We discuss living with Mental Illness and the supports avaliable through Laing House. Please join us and be empowered!
Jenny and Kim join me to discuss the various services provided by VON to assist individuals live well in their communities/homes. Did you know they have transportation and food delivery service? Be empowered!
Award winning author, journalist and life long story teller, Janice Landry, joins me to discuss mental health and honoring the trauma of first responders, emergency and military personnel. Trauma does not discriminate. Be empowered
Joe, produces and hosts, 2 programs for CIOE 97.5 FM, All Them Blues & Soulful Shack. After attending a CIOE event I gave Joe a drive home and our conversation led to him being a guest on my show. We had so many similarities to share, our experiences and feelings, mental health challenges and current outlook on life. We all have a journey, how do you relate to another's story.
Andrea, provides listeners an awareness of the Community Health Boards. With over thirty-seven boards throughout Nova Scotia, volunteers gather information from their communities regarding your health and wellness, advocate change and provide wellness grants. Be empowered!
Bell Let's Talk representative Dr. Alexa Bagnell, discusses anxiety, acceptable and negatively impacting, strategies & support, web based interventions and resources. #bellletstalk
My apologies to those of you who hate to hear the English language butchered my Dyslexic Syndrome was challenging me during the show and impacted the formation of my questions. The information though is fantastic. Be empowered!
Rachael joins me on Mental Health-Let's Talk About it! to discuss how working with horses and a facilitator can assist individuals with various challenges. Horses are extremely sensitive to an individuals emotional presence you can't fool them. Be empowered!
Georgina (Fraudcents) and Jenny (VON) join me to discuss the mental health impacts of fraud on our aging population and their families. How can we protect our loved ones and community members from elder abuse? This is a very important topic that we can not ignore! Be empowered!
Listen to Peter share the importance of living life - try a new form of exercise, be with the one's you love, enjoy a good meal, help others and sleep. Try to catch a leaf and laugh! Operational Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders can negatively impact ones life, learning strategies to move forward is important, you can overcome your challenges. Be empowered!
Dr. Allan Abbass, joins me to discuss how the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University utilizes Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy to assist individuals overcome emotional blockages.
Steve joins me to share his story of trauma and resiliency. Six years sober and choosing to put as much time and energy into his recovery as he did his addiction. Steve discusses the challenges of overcoming one's past and the roadblocks he is encountering.
Rick joins me to discuss Mental Health First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training as proactive strategies to assist individuals identify mental health behaviors and interventions to safely de-esculate individuals in crisis.
DocChristine Sauer joins me to discuss her dark journey with Mental Illness and finding the light; the right combination of medication and healthy alternatives to thrive. Join us for this inspirational discussion and enhance your knowledge of others perspectives. Be well!
Nicole Clarke, Family Wellness Co-ordinator and Aaron Bailey, Youth and Community Outreach Co-ordinator join me to discuss the services provided by the Chebucto Family Centre to assist individuals, families and community identify challeneges and discover supports/strategies to maintain their Mental Health well being.
Jason joins me to discuss the Happy Community Project and the vision and action the residents of Sackville and Beaverbank have for their community. The Happy Community Project is an evidence based approach to improving our communities well being.
Lisa shares the challenges rural citizens have accessing Mental Health services, her own perspectives and experiences, wrap around services, teachers, proactive vs reactive interventions and more ......
Kim shares with us the process of becoming a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) and the services provided by a RCT. Kim was my therapist and she was essential to helping me recognize how my thinking was causing me anxiety and to accept my depression and need for medication.
Keith shares his own journey and how it spurred him on the start his own business. Zeek participated in programs offered by Keith and shares how it has changed his perspectives to one of a growth mindset.
Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President and CEO of the Stongest Families Institute, is also a scientist at the IWK Health Centre and Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and Kati Lavigne, Vice President of Operations joins me to discuss their approach.