Episode 71

Shalem Mental Health Network is an organization in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that creates numerous opportunities for people to thrive in their mental lives. Jennifer Bowen who serves as their Clinical Director shares with Jordan her story of getting into the mental health field and about the work of Shalem. For more information check out ShalemNetwork.org

Before this conversation, Sathiya shares about some changes in his life and involvement in The Unspoken Conversation. We appreciate him very much and look forward to seeing great things in his future.

Episode 70

Welcome to Episode 70 of The Unspoken Conversation, today Jordan and Sathiya will discuss the power of separating our ideas (faith beliefs, lifestyle, political opinions) from our identity (as unique as a finger print) and how important this is to fostering healthy relationships.

When the goal of a relationship is commonality, it can easily become bland and one-dimensional. We become unable to relate with other people who have something valuable to add to our lives. While in contrast, acknowledging and celebrating our differences can lead to vibrant relationships.

A solid identity allows us to relate and connect with people who have different opinions. It means that even though we disagree or don’t see eye-to-eye, we can still love each other and find ways to relate. Sathiya shares a song he wrote entitled “Apple of His Eye” to demonstrate how important it is to find identity in the right place. Finally we discuss the importance of humility in our lives.

Episode 69

Welcome to season 3 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today’s guest, Rev. Scott McLeod joins us to talk about refugees and bringing people in to Canada that have just suffered at the hands of brutal wars and just terrible situations. But also just how we as a community can reach out to people but also the emotional factors both for the people coming into the country and for us receiving them.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 69 by discussing the impact of art on our cultural and social justice conversations.

Episode 68

Welcome to Episode 68 and the Season 2 Finale of The Unspoken Conversation. Joel shares with us his story of being diagnosed and the decade of dealing with Chron’s disease.

Jordan then talks to Medical Doctor and Podcast Host, Dr. Rose Zacharias Meeder about how the medical profession, our physical health and mental health intersect.

To listen to Jordan’s interview on “Intersection with Rose Zacharias Meeder” go to iwrzm.com/episode-38-jordan-be…spoken-conversation/

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Episode 67

With a heavy heart we present Episode 67 of The Unspoken Conversation where today we will be discussing the important topic of suicide.

While suicide is by no means a new conversation, this past week especially it has been on our airwaves and social media feeds with the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The goal is to bring an informed and sensitive commentary on these well known events as well as those that are less known but no less painful.

We start the program with clips from previous Episodes (4, 35, 36 and 61) where suicide has been discussed. Thank you to Barry Chalifoux and Mike Meinema for your contributions to The Unspoken Conversation.

Later, Dr. Merry Lin talks about what to expect and how to approach your first therapy session.

Sathiya Sam then helps us further understand the power of our thoughts and how to gain perspective in our inner lives.

If you are looking for resources or a place to talk to someone check out the following websites…

(Canada) https://www.suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
(USA) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Episode 66

Whether you are on the verge of retirement or starting your first job you have reached the right place to expand the conversation of mental health, faith, community and the arts. Welcome to Episode 66 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today we welcome back Pastor Jeeva Sam to talk about his transition into retirement and how to process major life changes. The interview was recorded both before and after his official retirement date. We talk about finding purpose in life, the need for strong relationships and much more.

Episode 65

How is your relationship with yourself? This is a question rarely asked but critically important. The Bible says to love your neighbour as yourself and that begs the question, what if I don’t love myself? To start off Episode 65, Sathiya Sam teaches us about self esteem.

Then later, Jordan introduces a new team member to The Unspoken Conversation, Dr. Andrew Blackwood. Known by many as Coach Drew, he is a therapist, speaker and author. Coach Drew shares his life story and talks with Jordan about some upcoming partnerships.

Jordan then follows up with a teaching on 3 potential self relationships: Self Loathing, Self Lust and Self Love.

Episode 64

We have all had people in our lives that say foolish things. At times words (even said innocently) can hurt us very deeply. In Episode 64 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Joel talk about some of the most common foolish things that people say around Mental Struggle.

To start off the program, Dr. Merry helps us find productive ways to work through trauma.

Infinitely More joins us again to share their song “Through the Dark” and more music and information can be found at infinitelymore.ca

To conclude the episode, Jordan and Joel discuss how embracing your process and correcting the false statements with grace.

Episode 63

To start of Episode 63, Jordan speaks with Brenda Drost to review the Community Leaders Series. If you haven’t heard it yet go to TheUnspokenConversation.ca/CLS

Jordan and Joel then welcome Rylee Mori (a local artist and instructor) to talk about the power of visual arts.

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Sathiya then starts off a conversation about the power of Vulnerability that is followed up by Jordan and Joel who provide some helpful tips as to how to open up…

1. Find trustworthy people
2. Don’t be afraid to get hurt
3. Start with small and simple truths
4. Be willing to give what you ask from others
5. Don’t abuse someone’s vulnerability

Episode 62

Have you ever wanted more in life? Well we all have in one way or another and today’s guest, Amy Simpson, Author of “Blessed are the Unsatisfied” talks about how that can be a good thing in our life and Mental Health Story. Check out AmySimpson.com for more information about her or this great book.

As part of today’s interview, Sathiya Sam shares his song “Deeper” the title track of his debut album.

Are you someone that people come to for advice? Teacher. Pastor. Peer Mentor. Work Supervisor. Ever feel overwhelmed with the needs that come your way? Not sure if you should refer to professional counselling or medical help?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you are invited to join us for the 5-part Community Leaders Series presented by Jordan Berta and Brenda Drost. They will draw from their collective years of experience on the platform and at the coffee shop having open and honest conversations with people from all walks of life.

Join us for the series release DAILY from May 7th – 11th at TheUnspokenConversation.ca/CLS

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