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Join mental health advocate Onika L. Dainty every Wednesday as she has mental health and wellness conversations with healthcare professionals, advocates and ordinary people living with mental health illnesses. If you want to learn more about issues that impact the mental health community or you want to help stop the stigma join our conversation.

The DaintyDysh Podcast Onika L. Dainty

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Join mental health advocate Onika L. Dainty every Wednesday as she has mental health and wellness conversations with healthcare professionals, advocates and ordinary people living with mental health illnesses. If you want to learn more about issues that impact the mental health community or you want to help stop the stigma join our conversation.

    Dyshing on AKoC with Elliot

    Dyshing on AKoC with Elliot

    On this week’s episode I dysh with my producer/engineer Elliot on his mental health journey. Going to an arts school Elliot says marijuana was a part of the culture and it quickly became a part of his lifestyle. He talks about how he started to use drugs and alcohol heavily in his younger years. He talks about his first manic episode and how public it was because of social media. He discusses his hospitalization being a wake-up call. Elliot was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder but still questions it.

    • 47 min
    Dyshing with Dr. Alex Chris: Resilience

    Dyshing with Dr. Alex Chris: Resilience

    This week we start a new mental health series. We invite psychologist and workplace mental health expert Dr. Alex Chris to dysh on resilience. She defines resilience for us and tells us how we can build it. Are some people more resilient than others? She talks about people with positive mindsets get through challenges easier. She addresses how we can be more resilient in the workplace and for her it’s about exploring your strengths. She talks about how you can identify your level of resilience.

    • 45 min
    Dyshing on Opioid Addiction with Dillon Casey

    Dyshing on Opioid Addiction with Dillon Casey

    On this special episode for #BellLetsTalk Day we invite actor Dillon Casey to dysh about his addiction to opioids. Dillon talks about the highs and lows of acting and the lack of consistency. He opens up about the first time he took opioids and how he got addicted fast. Dillon’s rock bottom came when he was acting on a hit show where he would have a breakdown on set after a night of drug use. He made a decision to take stock of his life and ask for help.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dyshing on Binge Watching

    Dyshing on Binge Watching

    On this week’s episode we dysh on binge watching and its effect on your mental health. Binge watching is typically when you stream multiple episodes of a show in one sitting. We talk about how addictive this new phenomenon can be. I open up about my binge watching during my depression. We discuss the serious toll this habit takes on your sleep. Find out what Netflix doesn’t want you to know that will keep you binge watching. What happens when the show is over?

    • 43 min
    Dyshing on Positive Thinking

    Dyshing on Positive Thinking

    On this week’s episode we dysh on positive thinking and whether or not it works. We talk about the University of Sydney professor who believes positive thinking is dangerous and misunderstood. We discuss the negatives around permanent positivity. I share a story of how the power of positive thinking worked in my favour. We talk about how we feel about the positivity movement on social media. We come to the conclusion that B needs to change her current mindset and I try to help her think more positively.

    • 51 min
    Dyshing on AKoC with “A”

    Dyshing on AKoC with “A”

    On this week’s episode we invite “A” to dysh on her mental health journey. “A” recalls feeling overwhelmed emotionally as a teenager often having panic attacks. She opens up about feeling paranoid and manic where she felt on an extreme high. As her health spiralled she began to second guess what was real. She shares what her experience was like being committed. Though pure determination she continued to take course while hospitalized. She recalls family support making a huge difference in her reco

    • 33 min

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