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Everyone has a story, and nobody is normal. Listen as mental health advocate and top 50 TEDx speaker Mark Henick explores the idea of normalcy through the art of storytelling. After years of telling his own story of suicide attempts, and eventually finding the stranger who saved his life, Mark sits down with other fascinating media figures and unsung heroes to unravel their encounters with struggle and resilience. The result is a deep dive into the inspiring lives of people who have persevered.

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Everyone has a story, and nobody is normal. Listen as mental health advocate and top 50 TEDx speaker Mark Henick explores the idea of normalcy through the art of storytelling. After years of telling his own story of suicide attempts, and eventually finding the stranger who saved his life, Mark sits down with other fascinating media figures and unsung heroes to unravel their encounters with struggle and resilience. The result is a deep dive into the inspiring lives of people who have persevered.

    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 4: Mark comes face to face with his rescuer years later

    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 4: Mark comes face to face with his rescuer years later

    In part four of our Bell Let's Talk series, Mark and Mike tell the story their first meeting, and what it was like for Mark to say thank you and show Mike the life he's made for himself after that night on the bridge. 

    • 27 min
    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 3: Finding the man in the light brown jacket

    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 3: Finding the man in the light brown jacket

    In part three of our Bell Let's Talk series, Mark tells the story of trying to find "the man in the light brown jacket" and finds out from the man himself where he went after rescuing him all those years ago. 

    • 19 min
    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 2: How a stranger saved Mark's life

    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 2: How a stranger saved Mark's life

    In part two of our Bell Let's Talk series, Mark sits down with Mike Richey, the man who saved his life when he was 15 years old, and finds out how he came to be at that bridge that night, and why he decided to help.

    • 40 min
    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 1: Mark's long night on the bridge

    Bell Let's Talk Special Part 1: Mark's long night on the bridge

    In this first part of Mark's special 4-part series in honour of Bell Let's Talk Day (January 29), Mark finally tells his own story on the podcast. When Mark was 15 years old, he tried to take his own life, and was saved by a stranger. Now Mark sits down with that stranger to tell both sides of the story that bound them together forever. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow morning on Bell Let's Talk day.

    • 17 min
    #61: Elvira Kurt - Renowned Canadian comic on evolving her comedy and herself

    #61: Elvira Kurt - Renowned Canadian comic on evolving her comedy and herself

    Mark is joined by Canadian comedian Elvira Kurt for a hilarious and insightful conversation on her personal story and how it's continued to inform her comedy. Anxiety, coming out, family, and parenting--they touch on a wide range of topics, all through Elvira's humorous and honest gaze. 

    • 53 min
    #60: Paula Allen - Researcher on the human side of employee assistance

    #60: Paula Allen - Researcher on the human side of employee assistance

    Mark is joined by Paula Allen, SVP of Research, Analytics and Innovation for Morneau Shepell. They discuss the more personal side of employment assistance programs and what the research says about how these programs can meet employees needs and support them to be the happiest and healthiest at work. 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Shanshancun ,

Inspiring

Enjoyed the interview you did with Emily Lyons. I follow her online and was interesting to learn a different side of her. Interesting how we all have a very different appearance but we all have our own troubles. Looking forward to listening to more.

Triviatom ,

Wonderful

Amazing. Great new episode with Emily.

jpaulnadeau ,

From a man who’s been there

Mark’s podcast is real. He deals with topics that affect us all, with an amazing understanding of how the human experience works. He draws from his own experiences and encourages his guests to share theirs. You can’t help but benefit by listening. Top notch.

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