Tag: Mental Illness Recovery

The Healing Power of Making Art – Creativity and Wellness: Part 2

Episode #54: Artistic self-expression of any kind, even making “ugly” art, can help us process emotions and create a profoundly healing process. We’re joined by psychotherapist, art therapist, and registered nurse Mary Welschmeyer, artist and cancer survivor Lisa Handley, and childcare professional and abuse survivor Elena Stenger to discuss how accessing their creative process has catalysed their healing and supplied ongoing support for mental wellness.

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Living Well with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Ep. 32: The effects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) go way beyond making someone a neat freak. This anxiety disorder is characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that consume hours of people’s days, restrict their lives, and increase isolation and suffering. Join us as one woman shares her experience of having OCD since childhood and describes how she’s living a productive and fulfilling life. We’ll also learn from an anxiety specialist about OCD symptoms and evidence-based treatment approaches. This episode features a moving, original song written and performed by our guest about her experience of living with OCD.

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Psychiatric Service Dogs

Ep. 14: Psychiatric Service Dogs help their owners with mental health conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and severe anxiety. They perform specific tasks enabling their handlers to then function in ordinary ways. Learn more about how these remarkable animals change and improve the lives of their handlers.

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