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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July 5, 2022 86 min

On today's episode, Sean is joined by Derek Lang to discuss his journey.

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This episode we chat with Christian Lillington. A Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, he shares his inspirational story of struggle and growth. Check out Christian’s book, Parade State Zero: Leaving Military Leadership to Survive.    Parade State Zero: Leaving Military Leadership to Survive
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June 7, 2022 84 min

Sam the Shrink stops by to discuss her personal journey and share some wellness tips! You are gonna love this!

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May 24, 2022 132 min

Meet Shelly MacInnis-Wynn. She joins me to shed light on her experiences after her husband, Constable David Wynn, was killed in the line of duty in 2015. An extremely emotional, eye-opening chat that you won’t soon forget.

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May 10, 2022 100 min

I finally got to sit down with close family friend, Daniel Roukema. Hear about his amazing path to get where he is today, which includes escaping Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. You don’t want to miss this!
#UpTalkSeason7 #OwnYourGrowth

His website for the show notes is:
mdrstrategy.ca

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April 19, 2022 84 min

Addictions specialist, Dr. Robb Kelly, joins us to share his incredible journey of struggle and growth which has led to helping others who are struggling but are ready to do the hard work. You absolutely do not want to miss this!

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April 5, 2022 93 min

Season 7 of UpTalk kicks off by introducing you to Danielle Westcott. This Military Veteran, and civilian Paramedic opens up about her struggles, and growth. An inspiring story of resilience.

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Presented by VALOUR Maritime Society

https://www.valourmaritime.com/

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December 29, 2021 61 min
Dr. Megan McElheran joins us for the Season 6 finale. We get an update on what Wayfound Mental Health Group has been up to, and have a great chat about the idea of resilience. Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason6 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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Recorded and Produced by BNV Media.
Proud to be a BNV Original Podcast!
https://www.bnvmedia.ca/

Presented by Wayfound Mental Health Group
https://wayfound.ca/
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December 7, 2021 89 min
Meet the two Law Enforcement Officers behind the new Non-profit Organization, VALOUR Maritime Society. Hear how they have turned their stgruggles into a new way to serve. Listen to our big announcement, and don't forget to participate in the UpTalk CheckIn after our chat! Now available on Amazon Podcasts! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason6 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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VALOUR Maritime Society
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November 24, 2021 75 min
Jen Whalen stops by to chat about her path that led to working for Landing Strong as the Project Manager for the life-changing Workforce Reintegration Project. Make sure to listen to the very end to take part in the UpTalk Check-in! Podcast now available on Amazon Music! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason6 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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Landing Strong
https://landingstrong.com/

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October 26, 2021 62 min
Blessed to be a guest, and to finally get to sit down with Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor from the ground-breaking Sickboy Podcast. Was an entertaining chat that covered many topics. Have a listen, and check out Sickboy if you haven't already. Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

SickBoy Link

http://sickboypodcast.com/

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October 12, 2021 68 min
Always an authentic, emotional chat when I get to catch up with Chad Guenter. Joining us as he is about welcome First Responders to Project All In, a life changing 5 day adventure in beautiful Tofino, BC, he fills us in on what he has been up to since S3E17 and his vision for where this amazing program is headed into the future, Don't miss it! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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September 29, 2021 68 min
Meet good friend and wellness advocate Jenna Conter. An amazing chat about resilience and growth. Also, we are introduced to Sarah Stachiw from Wayfound Mental Health Group. You are going to love this! Subscribe, Listen, and Share!
#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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The Tema Foundation
https://www.tema.foundation/

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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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#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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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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#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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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...
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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!
#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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Balanced Thoughts Counselling
https://balancedthoughtscounselling.com

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Presented by Wayfound M...
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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!
#UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgement

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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!

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Boots On The Ground
https://www.bootsontheground.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/bootsonthegroundpeersupport/
https://www.instagram.com/bootsontheground__/
https://www.linkedin.c...
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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
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