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May 7, 2024
Mark Henick

This episode contains adult subject matter and some listeners may be triggered by this content. Listener discretion is advised.

This episode is part of a special series for CMHA Mental Health Week in Canada.

In this episode, we confront the stigma and prejudice that often surround mental health challenges, highlighting the importance of open discussions and personal testimony in breaking these societal barriers. We examine the powerful role that sharing our own experiences can play in fostering understanding and empathy, encouraging a shift toward a more supportive and inclusive approach to mental health in our communities.

Mark Henick

Mark Henick

Mark Henick is a broadcaster, bestselling author and mental health advocate who dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change.

As the Nationally Syndicated Mental Health Columnist for CBC Radio, he’s participated in more than a thousand interviews about mental health to date.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has appeared in hundreds of other media features about mental health around the world. His bylines include CNN, CNBC, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. He’s appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and more. PEOPLE Magazine called Mark “one of Canada’s most prominent mental health advocates”.

Mark’s hit viral TEDx talk about the stranger who saved his life has been viewed millions of times. And his first book, So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression, and Resilience, was described by Rosie O’Donnell as "beautifully written, heart-wrenching, and hopeful".

Mark’s lived experience is complimented by his work in community mental health – as well as his studies in psychology and philosophy at St. Thomas University, child development at the Erikson Institute, journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University, neuroscience at King's College London, and cognitive psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Mark's Resources

So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience

Modern Minds Podcast

The Jōrni Resources

https://thejorniblog.com for more holistic healing and mental health resources

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