Distress and Crisis Ontario
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3 days ago

Back to school and COVID-19

This week on the podcast we are joined by J, a teacher and father of 3, to discuss what back-to-school has been like this year amidst the ever-changing COVID-19 climate. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our ONTX program or any of our Member centres to talk with someone. Visit our website at www.dcontario.org to chat online or find your closest centre, or you can text SUPPORT to 258258 between the hours of 2PM - 2AM daily.

Episode Notes

This week on the podcast we are joined by J, a teacher and father of 3, to discuss what back-to-school has been like this year amidst the ever-changing COVID-19 climate. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our ONTX program or any of our Member centres to talk with someone. Visit our website at www.dcontario.org to chat online or find your closest centre, or you can text SUPPORT to 258258 between the hours of 2PM - 2AM daily. 

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10 days ago

World Suicide Prevention Day -Webinar

On Friday September 10th, we held a Facebook Live event to honour World Suicide Prevention Day and, as a part of the evening, we shared a portion of a webinar hosted for our Member centre volunteer responders back in August. While some of the language used is specific to the context of training crisis line responders, the knowledge shared is applicable to anyone who is struggling with suicidality or who knows someone who is. If you are in need of support, please visit our website at www.dcontario.org and f

Episode Notes

On Friday September 10th, we held a Facebook Live event to honour World Suicide Prevention Day and, as a part of the evening, we shared a portion of a webinar hosted for our Member centre volunteer responders back in August. While some of the language used is specific to the context of training crisis line responders, the knowledge shared is applicable to anyone who is struggling with suicidality or who knows someone who is. If you are in need of support, please visit our website at www.dcontario.org and find your closest Member centre, or to connect with our ONTX online chat support any day between the hours of 2PM to 2AM by clicking “chat now” from any page. You can also access ONTX by texting SUPPORT to 258258.

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17 days ago

Marilyn Clarke on Grief after Suicide Loss

To honour September being Suicide Prevention Month, we start this month off welcoming back Marilyn Clarke, Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist and DTATI candidate, to share her research on using art therapy to aid in the grieving process for those who have lost someone to suicide. Marilyn shares some of her own experiences as well as artist statements from her current research project on building meaning making within the suicide loss community.

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To honour September being Suicide Prevention Month, we start this month off welcoming back Marilyn Clarke, Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist and DTATI candidate, to share her research on using art therapy to aid in the grieving process for those who have lost someone to suicide. Marilyn shares some of her own experiences as well as artist statements from her current research project on building meaning making within the suicide loss community. As mentioned in the episode, Marilyn would love for our listeners to answer the following question: How do you see art therapy within your community as a potential tool of support in your client population? If you do not have a “client population” you can consider how it might support the people around you in your own life. You can answer anonymously by clicking this link: https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6P5OkfdIogw4nVc

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24 days ago

Cultural Intelligence from an Indigenous Perspective.

This week we finish off our current series on Racism and Cultural Intelligence by sharing a conversation between Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, and Eliza, a young Haudenosaunee woman. Eliza shares some of her experiences with racism, openly talks about her struggles with her mental health, and provides some advice around gaining cultural intelligence within Indigenous communities. If you or someone you know is need of support for any reason, please visit our website at www.dcontario.org for informat

Episode Notes

This week we finish off our current series on Racism and Cultural Intelligence by sharing a conversation between Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, and Eliza, a young Haudenosaunee woman. Eliza shares some of her experiences with racism, openly talks about her struggles with her mental health, and provides some advice around gaining cultural intelligence within Indigenous communities. If you or someone you know is need of support for any reason, please visit our website at www.dcontario.org for information on your closest distress centre, or to find resources that may be helpful to you. 

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a month ago

Cultural Intelligence

On this week’s episode Caitlin Plant, Program Manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, has a conversation with Lorna Anderson, a psychotherapist from the Waterloo area, on the topic of cultural intelligence. Lorna explains what it is, why it’s important, and how we might go about building our own cultural intelligence.

Episode Notes

On this week’s episode Caitlin Plant, Program Manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, has a conversation with Lorna Anderson, a psychotherapist from the Waterloo area, on the topic of cultural intelligence. Lorna explains what it is, why it’s important, and how we might go about building our own cultural intelligence.

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a month ago

Jassy and Hannah on Racism

This week, Hanna sits down with her gran Jassy for us again and the two of them have an honest conversation about racism and diversity in Canada. They each share their unique perspectives and provide suggestions on how to respectfully approach the process of learning about other cultures.

Episode Notes

This week, Hanna sits down with her gran Jassy for us again and the two of them have an honest conversation about racism and diversity in Canada. They each share their unique perspectives and provide suggestions on how to respectfully approach the process of learning about other cultures. If you are in need of support or would like help in accessing resources, please remember that our Member centres are always available to help. You can find your closest centre here: www.dcontario.org/locations. Or, if you would like to receive support VIA text or online chat, you can access the ONTX program daily between the hours of 2PM – 2AM by texting SUPPORT to 258258 or by clicking “chat now” on our website’s homepage.

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a month ago

Racism Resource Podcast

This week Caitlin Plant, program manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, shares a variety of resources surrounding racism and building cultural intelligence. These resources are meant to provide support for those experiencing racism and to help persons who would like to expand their knowledge and change their practices to become better allies. If you need support, please remember that our Member Centres exist to help you in whatever way you require. Visit www.dcontario.org/locations to find one near you.

Episode Notes

This week Caitlin Plant, program manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, shares a variety of resources surrounding racism and building cultural intelligence. These resources are meant to provide support for those experiencing racism and to help persons who would like to expand their knowledge and change their practices to become better allies. If you need support, please remember that our Member Centres exist to help you in whatever way you require. Visit www.dcontario.org/locations to find your closest centre.

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2 months ago

Islamophobia

This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, is joined by Sarah and Mifrah from the Coalition of Muslim Women in Kitchener-Waterloo to speak about Islamophobia, cultural intelligence, and allyship. If you would like to learn more about any of the topics discussed today, you can visit CMW’s website at https://cmw-kw.org/.

Episode Notes

This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, is joined by Sarah and Mifrah from the Coalition of Muslim Women in Kitchener-Waterloo to speak about Islamophobia, cultural intelligence, and allyship. If you would like to learn more about any of the topics discussed today, you can visit CMW’s website at https://cmw-kw.org/.

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2 months ago

DCO Programs and services Sampler

This week we wrap-up our introduction to Distress and Crisis Ontario with some information on and examples of the additional programs and services DCO offers to the community and our Member Centres. If you would like to know more about any of the information shared in this podcast, check out our website or reach out to us by email at [email protected]

Episode Notes

This week we wrap-up our introduction to Distress and Crisis Ontario with some information on and examples of the additional programs and services DCO offers to the community and our Member Centres. If you would like to know more about any of the information shared in this podcast, check out our website or reach out to us by email at [email protected].

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2 months ago

DCO - Member Info Podcast

This week’s podcast is a resource-based summary of our Member Centres as we continue to share different aspects of our organization with you. Caitlin will be providing a little bit of information about each of our member centres in the hopes that it will provide greater awareness of the resources they offer across the province. All contact information for our centres can be found at www.dcontario.org/locations.

Episode Notes

This week’s podcast is a resource-based summary of our Member Centres as we continue to share different aspects of our organization with you. Caitlin will be providing a little bit of information about each of our member centres in the hopes that it will provide greater awareness of the resources they offer across the province. All contact information for our centres can be found at www.dcontario.org/locations.

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2 months ago

DCO - ONTX

In this week’s podcast we continue our introduction to Distress and Crisis Ontario by providing some information on the Ontario Online Text Crisis Service, or ONTX Program

Episode Notes

In this week’s podcast we continue our introduction to Distress and Crisis Ontario by providing some information on the Ontario Online Text Crisis Service, or ONTX Program. Cindy, our ONTX Coordinator, talks with Caitlin about what the program is, who it’s for, how to access it, and more. We also have a short interview with Tia, an ONTX volunteer responder, to learn a little bit about why volunteering is important and how it can be beneficial to give your time to a distress/crisis line. If you would like to access the ONTX program it currently operates from 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM daily and can be reached VIA text by sending SUPPORT to 258258, or by visiting our website at dcontario.org and clicking the “chat now” link on the right-hand side of the screen.

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