From me to you: depression has no specific look

I sat and really thought, how could I have saved you? Was there anything I could have done differently to help you then and now? I searched my memories for specific experiences from which I could advise on alternate reactions, behaviours, thoughts and self-talk. Yet, still looking back now, I realize now it did not matter […]

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Leading with Empathy: Abigayle Peterson

The biggest problem I see in our society is a lack of empathy for one another. From racial injustice to those struggling in silence amidst COVID-19, today’s generation must rise above as catalysts for change who lead with compassion for the unseen. Bebe Moore Campbell, award-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and […]

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Q & A with Youtuber Alayna Joy

Alayna Fender has been a YouTube content creator since 2012. With over 240,000 subscribers, she’s clearly doing something right! She has added being a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher to her offerings. When I watched several of her videos ahead of this interview, I was struck by the warm, funny, honest, vulnerable, kind and super smart […]

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Everybody Knows a ‘55’: A Conversation with Dave Pogue

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Dave Pogue   Dave Pogue’s son, Mitchell, died by suicide in 2013 and ever since Dave and his family have been working to close the gaps in mental health supports in their community of Peterborough, Ontario. Here is our conversation: […]

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The Goodness of Grief: Humanizing My Uniform with Vulnerability

I am a grandson, son, brother, fiancé, dog dad, horse enthusiast, mental health advocate, professor and police officer. My police training started with a family of coaches and mentors. When you start your career, aligning yourself with mentors and coaches who share the values you do makes the undesirable parts of the job doable. These […]

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