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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 Day 10 of Self-Isolation

    Dyshing on Day 10 of Self-Isolation

    On this week’s episode we continue the dysh on COVID-19 and our experience with self isolation. We make the announcement that due to the growing crisis we will be going off air for the foreseeable future. Thank you for all your love and and continued support of the podcast and when the dust settles we shall dysh on. Be safe out there, wash your hands, stay home and self-isolate as much as possible and if you have to go outside for fresh air practice social distancing. See you on the other side.

    • 20 min
    Dyshing on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Dyshing on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    On this week’s episode we dysh on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the affects the pandemic is having on our mental health and the community at large. I talk about having a panic attack at work after viewing the latest updates on COVID-19 and feeling completely unprepared. We talk about the concept of social distancing and how much trouble the world seems to be in. We go over a COVID-19 self-assessment and what you can do for your self-care when self-isolating.

    • 16 min
    Dyshing on AKoC with Ti-Ana Kerra

    Dyshing on AKoC with Ti-Ana Kerra

    On this week’s AKoC episode we invite our friend Ti-Ana Kerra to dysh on her mental health journey. Growing up in a volatile home she looked to her grandparents for stability. She discusses having serious behavioural issues becoming a runner in her teens. Ti-Ana would get into a serious car accident that would change her life. She talks about her extreme anxiety and the triggers she would experience when revisiting the trauma. Ti-Ana reflects on what she learned after receiving her diagnosis.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dyshing with Dr. Alex Chris: Happiness

    Dyshing with Dr. Alex Chris: Happiness

    On this week’s episode we dysh with Dr. Alex Chris on happiness and how it can lead to a fulfilling life. Dr. Alex talks about where happiness comes from. Is happiness a choice or simply a part of the human condition? We talk about the happiness baseline and whether or not it can change. We discuss strategies for improving happiness and well-being in our lives. Dr. Alex gives us some tips on maintaining happiness with an active life. According to the research happiness leads to success in life.

    • 54 min
    Dyshing on Mental Slavery

    Dyshing on Mental Slavery

    On this week’s episode we dysh on black mental health and the concept of mental slavery. In the black community mental illness is still highly stigmatized. We talk about how many black people turn to religion opting to ‘pray the cray away.’ We discuss how the community feels there are not enough safe spaces to express their mental health concerns. We discuss anti-Black racism and how its rooted in Canadian institutions. We talk about the origins of mental slavery and how we can escape it.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dyshing on Language

    Dyshing on Language

    On this week’s episode we dysh on mental health language and why it matters. Remember words only have the power we give them to either lift us up or tear us down. We talk about person-first vs. identity-first language and what I prefer to use. We discuss mental health vs. mental illness and how you can have both. We list some of the illnesses misused by people to describe their emotions and behaviours. We talk about some of the terms that are okay to use and which ones are not.

    • 42 min

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