This is a podcast for anyone who feels the great divide in our society. It's for the people who have realized the human experience is messy and that we need to have tough conversations in order to grow. Come along as host Antonia Botas facilitates roundtable discussions on what connects us all within our lived experiences.
Episode 03: Sober, Not Boring.
In this episode, Toni talks about what led her to decide to live sober. There's some scary statistics, impactful literature, and lots of people she has to thank.
Some sources that were used when talking about statistics include:
Quit Like a Woman, by Holly Whitaker
This Naked Mind, by Annie Grace
We Are the Luckiest, Laura McKowen
Episode two- So You Wanna Talk?
Living with mental illness is a challenge even on a good day, adding in isolation during a pandemic makes it unbearable. In this episode I share some of my experience with it, I share stories from others, and we discuss what changes need to take place in order for mental illnesses to be taken just as seriously as physical illness.
If you or someone you know is living with a mental illness, please be sure to check out these resources:
A free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.
ConnexOntario: 1-866 -531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.
Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
Suicide prevention and support.
LGBT Youthline Ontario: 647-694-4275 + https://www.youthline.ca/ (chat, text and email currently available)
Ontario-wide peer-support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline:
TOLL-FREE: 1-866-863-0511TOLL FREE TTY: 1-866-863-7868#SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus Mobile24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Provided by Elder Abuse Ontario, the Seniors Safety Line provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse.
Episode 01- Do we REALLY have control over our Lives?
Episode 01 has us questioning whether we really have control over our lives. Our listener story comes from Erin Hatton, who has experienced enough failure to know better, and what has helped her overcome the need for control and perfection in her life.
Episode Zero- What's Going On?
Welcome to the show! I'm Antonia, and I want to have better conversations. This episode is an introduction to what this podcast will focus on. Basically, we're going to talk about what it means to be human and ask tough questions. Sometimes that's going to leave us a little uncomfortable, and that's ok. I hope you stick around!