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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.

    Thomas - Managing mental health at work and at home

    Thomas - Managing mental health at work and at home

    Thomas was a high-performer in the pressure-packed restaurant industry. He was constantly working, even when he wasn't at work. Then, it all came crashing down. It was a long, unsustainable road that culminated in a severe mental illness. It caused him to reevaluate his life, and to navigate the complex process of becoming more mentally healthy. Thomas's journey taught him many lessons about recovery, resilience, and hope that he now eagerly shares to inspire others.

    • 28 min
    A Little Normal: an SCN short - October 20

    A Little Normal: an SCN short - October 20

    The next installment of the So-Called Normal limited series on treatment resistant depression will continue next week, in a conversation with Thomas. This week, Mark and Dave have a short chat about the episode to come, stress and mental illness in the restaurant industry, and a bit about the nature of driven, creative types. 

    • 13 min
    Natasha - Helping, healing, and advocating for yourself

    Natasha - Helping, healing, and advocating for yourself

    On this next installment of our limited So-Called Normal series on treatment-resistant depression, Mark speaks with Natasha about her long journey to recovery and the lessons that she learned along the way. Like many, given the confusing and overwhelming mental healthcare system, she learned important skills for both her own self-care and her ability to advocate for herself, as well as to find those who support her.  

    • 30 min
    A Little Normal: an SCN short - October 6

    A Little Normal: an SCN short - October 6

    Mark talks with Dave Trafford about next week's episode of So-Called Normal, featuring Natasha.

    • 13 min
    Shelley - Doing the work and travelling the long road to happiness

    Shelley - Doing the work and travelling the long road to happiness

    Shelley tried more than 20 different medications, and spent considerable resources as she navigated her mental health challenges over the years. She tells us about her road to recovery in this second So-Called Normal episode in our five-part mini-series exploring complex care pathways for treatment-resistant depression. Psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Swainson and clinical psychologist Dr. Christina Iglesia are back with expert commentary on some of the issues we address. Listen in as we explore Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, resetting the brain, and the lengths to which people will go to find relief.

    • 28 min
    A Little Normal: an SCN short - September 22

    A Little Normal: an SCN short - September 22

    Mark and Dave have a brief chat about the upcoming episode of So-Called Normal, featuring Shelley! We're continuing our exploration of the complex care pathways for treatment-resistant repression. We get into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, resetting the brain, and the lengths to which people will go to find relief. Make sure to catch up on Aiden's episode last week, and stay tuned for Shelley's episode coming up next week! 

    • 11 min

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