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Want to learn more about anxiety and hear people from all walks of life share their experiences? Welcome to #OurAnxietyStories, a mental health podcast funded by the Provincial Health Service Authorities in partnership with HeretoHelp. Hosted by John Bateman, #OurAnxietyStories highlights the stories and experiences of people from all walks of life, including psychologists, political figures, celebrities, and regular folks.

#OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com.

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Want to learn more about anxiety and hear people from all walks of life share their experiences? Welcome to #OurAnxietyStories, a mental health podcast funded by the Provincial Health Service Authorities in partnership with HeretoHelp. Hosted by John Bateman, #OurAnxietyStories highlights the stories and experiences of people from all walks of life, including psychologists, political figures, celebrities, and regular folks.

#OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com.

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    We at Anxiety Canada are always looking for ways to improve the listener experience. Although this contest is closed, you can still complete the listener feedback survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAS22 
    Thanks for tuning in, and lookout for new episodes later this year!
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 45 sec
    Overcoming Alcohol Addiction and Anxiety with This Hour has 22 Minutes’ Mary Walsh

    Overcoming Alcohol Addiction and Anxiety with This Hour has 22 Minutes’ Mary Walsh

    Mary Walsh is a Newfoundland actor, writer and comedian, best known for CODCO and This Hour has 22 Minutes. Throughout her career, Mary has received many awards and honorary doctorates, including the Governor General's Performing Arts Award (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.. Mary is an outspoken advocate for mental health and addiction awareness.   
    In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Mary reflects on her mental health journey, sharing that for 25 years she abused alcohol to “escape”. Mary shares that despite her successful career, she often felt like she was on the outside. It was only after seeing a counsellor that Mary learned about healthier coping strategies. Looking back, Mary recognizes that stigma as well as a lack of resources and information posed significant barriers to support. Today, Mary shares that she is 29 years sober, and although she still experiences anxiety, she continues to learn new coping skills in her life-long recovery.   
    If you, or someone you know is struggling with substance use, The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) has created several informative workbooks to help those who use substances. Workbooks covering topics such as substance use and young people, helping people who use substances, and safer use, can be found on www.heretohelp.bc.ca.   
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 28 min
    Putting the Host of #OurAnxietyStories John Bateman in the Hot Seat

    Putting the Host of #OurAnxietyStories John Bateman in the Hot Seat

    John Bateman, Anxiety Canada Champion and host of #OurAnxietyStories, is a mental health advocate passionate about normalizing and destigmatizing the experience of anxiety. He is also a well-known comedian, writer, event host and woodworker based in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.   
    In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories, podcast host, John Bateman puts himself in the hot seat. John reflects on his experience with anxiety, expressing gratitude to his mother who played a significant role in his journey. John shares that for him, anxiety manifested in the form of panic attacks in childhood, often fuelled by existential anxiety. In early adulthood, this evolved into isolation and rumination that resulted in John’s first encounter with depression. Having experimented with various forms of treatment, John found that group therapy played the most significant role in his journey, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy, and medication.  
    If you or someone you know is interested in group therapy, consider MindShift CBT Groups, our 8-session online therapy program for adults (19+) with mild to moderate anxiety. MindShift CBT Groups provides people with support, encouragement, and tools to help them cope better. A limited number of free spots are available for individuals who require financial support.
    Visit https://www.anxietycanada.com/mindshift-groups to learn more and find out if you are eligible.   
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 40 min
    Looking at the Full Picture with John Hopkins' Dr. Chisolm

    Looking at the Full Picture with John Hopkins' Dr. Chisolm

    Dr. Margaret Chisolm is Vice-Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and professor of Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chisolm is also the author of “From Survive to Thrive Living your Best Life with Mental Illness”, released in 2021.   
    In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Dr. Chisolm talks about her journey with anxiety and postpartum depression, as well her experience as a mental health professional. Dr. Chisolm shares that although she’s had an anxious temperament from a young age, it wasn’t until her brother passed away from suicide that she considered psychiatry as a career path. As a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Chisolm emphasizes the value of the John Hopkins’ Perspectives Approach to Psychiatry, a conceptual framework for the proper evaluation and understanding of psychiatric disorders. She also shares what treatment and diagnosis can look like for someone looking to manage anxiety.
    To learn more about Dr. Chisolm and the perspectives approach to psychiatry, visit https://margaretchisolmmd.com.
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 21 min
    Beyond the Bullies: Shane Koyczan’s Journey with Anxiety

    Beyond the Bullies: Shane Koyczan’s Journey with Anxiety

    Shane Koyczan is a spoken-word poet and writer, best known for writing about issues like bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders. Shane is best known for the anti-bullying poem “To this Day” which has amassed over 25 million views on YouTube and performed live at a Ted Talk event.  
    In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Shane reflects on his journey with anxiety, sharing that bullying played a major role during his years as a student. Interested in pursuing the arts, Shane was often met with discouragement and doubt from guidance counsellors, who instead pressured him to follow the status quo. Eventually, Shane stopped letting other people plant seeds of doubt in his mind and pursued a career in the arts. Although success did not come overnight, Shane’s perseverance and dedication to his craft allowed him to touch millions of hearts worldwide. Visit www.shanekoyczan.com to learn more about Shane and his work.
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 32 min
    How Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder Can Overlap with Hannah Stone

    How Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder Can Overlap with Hannah Stone

    Hannah Stone is an artist who began painting and designing clothes in 2002. Inspired by the nostalgia of childhood visits to the seaside arcade, Hannah claims her work "has a way of transporting the viewer to a sweeter and simpler time”.   
    In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Hannah dives into her journey with anxiety and bipolar disorder, sharing that she didn’t realize she had anxiety her entire life until recently receiving a diagnosis. Hannah shares that in the past, she was able to hide how she was feeling, and put up a front for the outside world. As a recovered substance user, Hannah mentions that for a long time she coped by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. Today, Hannah is eagerly exploring the various coping tools and strategies available and learning to cope with her anxiety day by day. To see Hannah’s art visit www.gohannahstone.com.
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    #OurAnxietyStories is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free evidence-based resources, including the free anxiety-management app, MindShift CBT. To learn more about Anxiety Canada, visit www.AnxietyCanada.com. 
    Anxiety Canada™ is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp. HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 

    • 33 min

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