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Everyone has a story, and nobody is normal. Listen as mental health advocate and top 50 TEDx speaker Mark Henick explores the idea of normalcy through the art of storytelling. After years of telling his own story of suicide attempts, and eventually finding the stranger who saved his life, Mark sits down with other fascinating media figures and unsung heroes to unravel their encounters with struggle and resilience. The result is a deep dive into the inspiring lives of people who have persevered.

Jul 29, 2019

Mark speaks with Lee Thomas, a mental health and LGBTQ speaker, on their upbringing in small town Alberta and their early struggles with a mental illness. They also get into how complicated mental health advocacy and mental health issues really are, and the mistakes and assumptions that some forms of advocacy...


Jul 22, 2019

Mark is joined by 24 year old speaker Shane Feldman to discuss the importance of community in all aspects of life, from work to school to the home. Shane shares how this stems from his own desire for community as a young man, and the things he believes are holding us back from connecting with each other. 


Jul 15, 2019

Mark is joined by Paul Nadeau, a Business Negotiations and Conflict Resolution expert, former police detective and hostage negotiator. Paul tells incredible stories of talking down teenagers considering suicide and terrorists in Jordan as a UN peacekeeper. He also discusses what we can do to help other people in...


Jul 9, 2019

Mark is joined by Darius Bashar, photographer, speaker, and podcaster. They discuss Darius's philosophy on taking "heartshots" instead of "headshots" and how he went from taking high fashion photoshoots to seeking an intimate, personal connection in his photography. This is a deep, open and raw conversation you...


Jul 1, 2019

This week, Mark is joined by The Globe & Mail's acclaimed health reporter and columnist Andre Picard. The dive into his storied career, starting as one of the first journalists covering the AIDS crisis, to his work in Rwanda during the genocide and how the most difficult stories can take their toll on the...