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On Truth, Reconciliation, and the Burden of Illness with Charity

This week we conclude our series on Truth and Reconciliation, the challenges Indigenous communities continue to face, and how we can all be better allies for reconciliation. Today, Caitlin is joined by Charity Fleming, co-owner of Qualia Counselling, to learn about the impact of culturally adapted care and understanding of intergenerational trauma.

On How to Help Children Cope with Graphic Images

o   This special episode of the podcast is being shared in response to events currently occurring globally that may be causing distress for our listeners and those they support. In this episode, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Christina Droumtsekas, Waterloo-based art therapist, discuss information from a Global News article written by Katie Dangerfield, titled, “Israel attack: How to help young people cope with graphic images on social media”. You can view the full article here: https://globalnews.ca/news/10014724/israel-attack-mental-health-talking-to-children/.

On Self-Compassion

As defined by Kristin Neff, self-compassion is the practice of extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. This week, our student health promotion intern, Harisaa Selvanayagam, speaks with her professor, Dr. Jim Perretta, about the importance of self-compassion and how to begin practicing it in our lives.

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