UpTalk Podcast

UpTalk Podcast

Hello people! My name is Sean Conohan. Join me as I chip away at the stigma associated with mental illness in the First Responder world, one inspirational guest at a time. My mission is to have guests on with clinical expertise, legislative authority, or stories of hope to remind us that we are absolutely not alone.

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September 15, 2021 111 min
Former Philadelphia Flyers enforcer, Riley Cote, opens up about the anxiety he felt during his hockey career, and how he has turned his growth into a post-NHL retirement wellness career and passion project. Riley drops lots of knowledge in this one. Don't miss it!
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BodyChek Wellness - https://www.bodychekwellness.com/
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It's now been 20 years since the 9/11 attacks in New York. This is a re-broadcast of an episode that originally aired on September 11th, 2018. My guest is Greg Armstrong, a Paramedic and Chaplain that traveled to ground zero after the attacks to support the First Responders that were involved in the recovery effort. We lost Greg to Cancer on February 4th, 2021. This episode is dedicated to Greg's life and career, which was...
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August 31, 2021 78 min
Meet Shanda Harper. Former Law Enforcement Officer, PTSD Warrior, and someone I have the honour of calling a friend. An amazing example of owning your growth. I absolutely loved this chat. Enjoy!

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Books Mentioned
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Unsung Lullabies - Janet Jaffe, PH.D/Martha Ourieff Diamond, PH.D/David J. Diamo...
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August 17, 2021 68 min
Jay Anderson returns to chat about retiring from Law Enforcement, opening a new practice as a Clinical Social Worker, and the general idea of "accepting" PTSD. Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
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Balanced Thoughts Counselling
https://balancedthoughtscounselling.com

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Recorded and Produced by BNV Media
https://www.bnvmedia.ca/

Presented by Wayfound Mental Hea...
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A few weeks back, I had the honour of chatting with Martina Kelades on the Life Out Load Podcast. Spoke about my struggles, the lessons I have learned, and my journey of post-traumatic growth. If you haven't checked it out before, the Life Out Loud podcast, and Martina, are awesome. Make it part of your podcast playlist! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
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July 21, 2021 56 min
A chat with Dave McLennan. Career Law Enforcement Officer, and Founder/President of Boots On The Ground. An organization that provides peer support for First Responders, delivered by First Responders. This is what peer support should look like!

Guest Links

Boots On The Ground
https://www.bootsontheground.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/bootsonthegroundpeersupport/
https://www.instagram.com/bootsontheground__/
https://www.linkedin.com/compan...
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July 7, 2021 105 min
Meet Jordan King. Longtime friend, fellow Paramedic, and all around special human. We talk about his personal journey of post-traumatic growth, life in general, and even how much loyalty a pig has! I also introduce you to the COO of Wayfound Mental Health Group, Shari Houghson. You don't want to miss this! Subscribe, Listen, and Share! #UpTalkSeason6 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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Landing Strong
https://landin...
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June 29, 2021 48 min
Join me as I chat with Krissy Johnston, Firefighter and Creator/Owner of Isaiah and Co. Learn from her personal story of struggle and growth. Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
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Presented by Wayfound Mental Health Group
https://wayfound.ca/
FB - https://wayfound.ca/
IG - https://www.instagram.com/wayfoundmhg/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/wayfoundmhg
LinkedIn - https://w...
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June 1, 2021 107 min
Meet the Chief Medical Officer at Wayfound Mental Health Group, Dr. Ravinder Bains. Hear about his path to become a Psychiatrist, and why he is passionate about the life-changing work that he is involved in at Wayfound. Dr. Bains has recently started delivering Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. You don't want to miss this one! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
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May 11, 2021 102 min
Today I chat with Sarah Routhier. She tells us how losing her husband, OPP Sgt. Sylvain "Roots" Routhier, due to suicide affected her and her family. Also hear about the fantastic work she is doing now to help others who may be struggling and to crush the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. #UpTalkSeason6 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation
https://sylvainrouthierf...
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April 27, 2021 81 min
I finally get to sit down with my good friend, Military and Law Enforcement Veteran, Jon A. Archambault. He candidly tells us about his struggles and growth, and his new book "Operation: Wired Differently". You are gonna love it! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
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Operation: Wired Differently
https://www.amazon.ca/Operation-Differently-Understanding-humans-toward/d...
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April 20, 2021 67 min
In this episode I chat with Giselle Drew about her inspirational story of struggle and growth. She is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Brand Ambassador for Mad Hatter Industries, and host of the Breaking Dress Regs Podcast.

Episode Links

Breaking Dress Regs Podcast
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Sum4Cuuq0S_D0U7NHFmaA

Mad Hatter Industries
https://madhatterindustries.ca/

Valor in the Presence of the Enemy
https://www.facebook.com...
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March 30, 2021 134 min
Today we chat with dear friend Angela Gevaudan. Hear about her path to healing after she lost her husband in the line of duty during the Moncton shootings in 2014. We also talk about a new program that was developed by Wounded Warriors Canada, which she is a part of, the Surviving Spouses' Program.

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Surviving Spouses' Program
https://woundedwarriors.ca/our-programs/surviving-spouses-program/

The Tema Foundation
http...
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March 16, 2021 57 min
United States Air Force Veteran and retired Law Enforcement Officer Michael Sugrue joins the podcast from California to talk about his struggle and growth. Don't miss this amazing chat!

This episode is dedicated to the life and career of Cst. Jay Pierson, a 22-year veteran of Estevan Police Service in Saskatchewan. Jay died on March 5th. Our thoughts and support go out to his family, co-workers, and friends. Rest in peace, we w...
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March 2, 2021 105 min
In this episode I sit down for a chat with my good friend Canadian Forces Veteran, Andrew Gorman. We talk about his struggles and growth, and the challenges of running a peer support group. We also chat about my struggles over the last few months. This episode comes out on the day and time that Andrew and his wife, Courtney, will be welcoming their first child, a daughter, into the world!

Fort McMurray Peer Support Group on Facebook
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February 16, 2021 132 min
UpTalk Season 6 kicks off with a raw, powerful chat with Terrance Joseph Kosikar. This tire-flipping, stigma-crushing warrior tells us his amazing story of struggle and growth, which led to the creation of Camp My Way.

Camp My Way
https://campmyway.com/

Presented by Wayfound Mental Health Group
https://wayfound.ca/

Sponsored by We Are Warriors Magazine
https://wawmagazine.ca/

Ambassador for Clear Float Spa
https://clearfloat.ca/

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December 8, 2020 177 min
For the Season 5 Finale I finally sit down with mental health advocate and the founder of Cracked Armour Gear, Mark Long. In typical Cracked Armour fashion, Mark pulls no punches chatting about his career as a law enforcement officer, the motivation behind Cracked Armour, and his big plans for the future. You don't want to miss this!
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November 17, 2020 96 min
In this episode, Chad Kennedy talks about what it was like to grow up having a Father that was in the RCMP diagnosed with PTSD, and how that affected his career as a Law Enforcement Officer. We also talk about Chad's personal struggle with PTSD and how that spawned the idea for Sea To Sea For PTSD. Enjoy!

Sea To Sea For PTSD
FB - https://www.facebook.com/seatoseaforptsd
IG - https://www.instagram.com/c2c4ptsd/
Twitter - https://twi...
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Meet Guy Giard, a contributing writer for the book "Guts, Grit & The Grind: A MENtal Mechanics Manual - Advanced Mechanics In Preventative Maintenance". This is book #2 in a series of 4. Described as a combination of "Chicken Soup For The Soul" & a therapist workbook. Available now wherever you get your books. Guy is one of 18 men who contributed stories for this book. He tells us about his incredible journe...
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October 27, 2020 105 min
Stoic Philosophy expert Donald Robertson joins me from Athens Greece to debunk some myths about Stoicism, and how we can incorporate the philosophy into our everyday lives to maintain mental wellness. He is the Author of "How To Think Like A Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius". Learn more about Donald's work at https://donaldrobertson.name/.

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