Cat Davis, Katie Campeau and Keith Anderson express their opinions on how loved ones can best help friends and family living with mental illness. They advise support teams to listen and learn from the person who is diagnosed, and encourage the mentality that we will all figure out how to best handle mental illness together. They conclude by mentioning the plethora of resources available to people trying to learn more about mental health, such as activeminds.org (USA) and jack.org (Canada).
Katie Campeau, Keith Anderson and Cat Davis discuss using the term “disability” to describe mental health in layman’s terms, legislation, and academia. They flesh out “ableism” and how we as a society can work to eliminate discrimination based on mental illness.
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Keith Anderson and Cat Davis welcome long-time Worth Living contributor and mental health advocate Katie Campeau to the podcast. Each speaker talks through their mental health journeys from first symptoms to present day and opens the floor to questions. Worth Living is truly a safe haven for open discussion about mental health, and Katie is a great addition to the podcast team!
Cat Davis and Keith Anderson take it back to the beginning of their mental health journeys and reminisce on how they met in March of 2017 after overcoming personal hardships. Two lives and two journeys converged, and three years later they are still going strong. After sharing their stories, Cat and Keith encourage anyone listening to the Worth Living podcast or reading the blog to get more involved! Worth Living is a safe haven and wonderful place to meet new people during these uncertain times.
Cat Davis takes control of the Worth Living podcast as she and Keith Anderson discuss the ever-growing fear of the future regarding COVID-19 and encourage praise for the present. While unnerving thoughts such as “When will self-isolation end?” and “What will the world look like afterwards?” tend to pile up on each other and overwhelm us, Keith and Cat urge listeners instead to consider the positives that can come out of this time of uncertainty. Simply naming the things you are thankful for today is a great start to keeping yourself sane during moments of global insanity, a quick exercise that Keith and Cat both practice during the podcast.
Cat Davis and Keith Anderson discuss the Worth Living motto of the 4 H’s plus Home as it pertains to the coronavirus pandemic. They encourage listeners to seek out hope for the future, be active participants in their healing, discover new ways to keep mentally and physically healthy, and find daily happiness all from the safety of home.
Cat Davis and Keith Anderson continue with their discussion on the Worth Living message. In today's podcast, they cover Health & Happiness. These last 2 H's are important aspects of recovery. Cat and Keith explain how they consider the roles of Health & Happiness during their dark days and now with more light in their lives. The uniqueness of perspective is critical to acknowledge.
Cat Davis joins Keith to discuss natural remedies that helped on their journey through the darkness of mental health challenges. Walking, dance, meditation, yoga, journals, and music festivals. It's full of great suggestions to make your life worth living.
Shannon Pierangeli joins Keith to discuss how running allows her to address depression and anxiety. It also provides a great way to have an overall healthy life. Shannon is a Co-lead of the Worth Living Run Ambassadors Program. She is also very active in helping plan some upcoming WL Events.
Kim Bolton LaMontagne WL New England Lead joins Keith to discuss her research and personal experience in terms of Mental Health in the Workplace. Keith relates his own personal journey as a lawyer with depression.
Tylia Flores joins Keith to stomp out cerebral palsy and mental illness. Tylia is a strong advocate who takes her life to a better place each day. Her faith and determination show her true resilience. Proud to have her on the WL Team.
Cat Davis and Keith Anderson discuss their determination to address their mental health challenges. They cover their reactions on being diagnosed, taking medication, and their next steps to thrive in life.
Cat Davis, Director of Worth Living USA, and Keith Anderson, Founder of Worth Living, discuss their mental breakdowns. They are different generations, different backgrounds, and even from different countries, but they share mental illness. They have common experiences with mental breakdowns and life after.
Amy Leon joins Keith on the latest Worth Living Podcast. They discuss telling friends about their mental illness and the impact on those friendships given the discrimination that exists.They also provide their thoughts on meeting new friends and what to tell them. The navigation can be difficult. We don't edit, we are authentic.
Ashley Quackenbush / DJ Scratchley Q joins Keith for a discussion of music and concerts and the connection to their mental health. Ashley serves as the Worth Living Director of Music and Official DJ. You can find her music on mixcloud under ScratchleyQ
My first attempt at a podcast. I discuss how depression moved in and took hold of my mind and thus my life. But through the darkness, I am still here. As well, I provide a brief history on how and when Worth Living came to exist.