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The Speak Real Podcast

The Speak Real Podcast

By YouthSpeak Performance Charity
We want to share conversations from our youth speakers on their journey through topics on mental health and wellness. These are their personal stories and ways they've overcome various obstacles in their lives. The Speak Real Podcast will be sharing vulnerable and open conversations between youth every Thursday. We want to help youth to find their voices and empower themselves through the power of their narrative!
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Episode 19: Seasonal Depression With Adam and Lolita
On this week's episode we were joined by Adam and Lolita to discuss his journey through seasonal depression and how they are coping with the current pandemic. They share their experiences through it all and how they were able to overcome their challenges and find helpful coping tools along the way!
16:49
November 3, 2020
Episode 18: High-Functioning Depression with Michael & Sumaira
On this week's episode we were joined by Michael and Sumaira to discuss their journey through high-functioning depression and how they are coping with the current pandemic. They share their experiences through it all and how they were able to overcome their challenges and find helpful coping tools along the way!
38:26
October 27, 2020
Episode 16: "It's Okay Not to be Okay" with Sumaira
On today’s podcast we will be speaking to Sumaira as she shares her mental health journey through depression, anxiety and learning to be self-compassionate with herself. She mentions how reaching out during difficult times, expressing her feelings through poetry has helped her overcome these challenges.
17:03
October 1, 2020
Episode 15: Learning to be your own friend with Adam
On today’s podcast we will be speaking to Adam as he shares his mental health journey through depression, loneliness and feeling like a "ghost in his own body". He mentions how reaching out during difficult times and expressing his feelings through dance has helped him overcome these challenges.
22:37
September 17, 2020
Speak Real Podcast (Episode 14) "Loneliness and Identity" with Asma
We want to share one-on-one conversations from our youth speakers on their journey through topics on mental health and wellness. These are their personal stories and ways they've overcome various obstacles in their lives. The Speak Real Podcast will be sharing vulnerable and open conversations between youth every Thursday. We want to help youth to find their voices and empower themselves through the power of their narrative!   On today’s podcast Adam will be speaking with Asma on her mental health journey through loneliness, trauma and struggles with identity and how reaching out during difficult times has helped with every step in overcoming these challenges.   YouthSpeak is a charity organization based in Toronto, Canada that conducts assemblies and interactive workshops to help increase the resiliency of youth facing challenges today. To find out more about our projects and initiatives visit our website. Help support our Youth-by-Youth projects by donating at: https://youthspeak.ca/    Follow our stories on our socials!  Instagram: https://instagram.com/youthspeakcan Facebook: https://facebook.com/youthspeakcan Twitter: https://twitter.com/youthspeakcan  Listen to our podcasts every Thursday!  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3oUyvTc..
17:40
September 14, 2020
Episode 13: "Anxiety & Well-Being" with Deanna
On this week's episode, Deanna speaks on her struggles with anxiety and her overall well-being. She talks about how it is important to not sweat the small stuff and live a life not controlled by worry. She shares some amazing insights and tips for self-care!
27:35
September 9, 2020
Episode 12: "You will Overcome" with Joshua
On this week's episode Joshua reveals how to know yourself in a world that's filled with struggles. He shares his journey overcoming his personal experiences with bullying, Tourette Syndrome and OCD.
21:51
August 31, 2020
Episode 11: Emotional Resilience with Alison
On this week's episode we were joined by Alison, a former youth speaker, to discuss the challenges she's faced with loss, acceptance and mental health in the past. Join us on her journey and learn how she overcame struggles through emotional resiliency and self-compassion!
21:47
August 20, 2020
Episode 10: Overcoming Addiction with Stephanie
On this week's episode we were joined by Stephanie, a former youth speaker, to discuss the challenges she's faced with addiction and mental health in the past. Join us on her journey and learn how she overcame struggles through acceptance and finding a supportive community!
15:12
August 14, 2020
Episode 9: "I AM ENOUGH" with Michael Aretusi
Hear Michael talk about his journey through mental health, how Covid-19 affected him, and the things he used to get through it. In this episode we talk about the hard truth behind motivation and mental health. We also talk about specific strategies you can do if you feel like you're really struggling and don't know where to start. Get ready to hear Michael talk about powerful coping tools, the importance of support, and the words of wisdom that changed his life.
31:53
August 7, 2020
Episode 8: Taking Power Back in Your Narrative with Jules
On this week's episode we were joined by Jules to discuss his journey through childhood trauma, anxiety and depression. He shares his experiences through it all and how he was able to take power back in his narrative and overcome all his challenges.
17:56
July 23, 2020
Episode 7: Hami on Making Peace with Imperfections
In this weeks episode we were joined by Hami who spoke on the challenges he faced after immigrating to Canada and how he found his path to creating a successful business. Through sharing his story, Hami highlights the importance of enjoying the journey that life takes us on and being kind to others along the way.
22:20
July 16, 2020
Episode 6: Overcoming Bullying with Angelica Vidal
On this week’s podcast we will be joined by Angelica where she will be talking about the struggles she faced with bullying and how that lead her to become a youth speaker. She speaks on the impact one’s actions can have on another and how it is important to be a positive influence in other people’s lives rather than a negative one.
20:09
July 7, 2020
Episode 5: Transitioning with Alex András
On this week's episode we were joined by Alex András to discuss the challenges he has faced in his youth with mental health, his journey through transitioning and how he overcame struggles through acceptance and finding a supportive community!
20:09
June 20, 2020
Episode 4: Overcoming Substance Abuse with Bianca De Giorgis
On this weeks episode we are joined by Bianca De Giorgis to discuss her journey with alcoholism, struggles with mental health, and self esteem and how she overcame these challenges and transformed her life.
16:05
June 12, 2020
Episode 3: Multicultural Mental Health with Shabnam Mahboobi
On this week's episode we were joined by Shabnam Mahboobi to discuss her journey through Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bullying, anxiety and the cultural challenges she's faced throughout. She shares her experiences through it all and how she was able to overcome these difficulties through finding her call!
28:60
May 28, 2020
Episode 2: Acceptance with Shawn Avery
On this week's episode we were joined by Shawn Avery to discuss the challenges he has faced being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. He shares his journey through bullying, isolation and anxiety and how he overcame this through learning acceptance and reaching out for support!
17:42
May 21, 2020
Episode 1: Self-Care with Lolita Richards
On this week's episode we were joined by Lolita Richards to discuss her journey through homelessness, struggles with mental health and how she overcame these challenges through learning self-love and finding resilience!
15:14
May 14, 2020