Welcome to #OurAnxietyStories
Want to learn more about anxiety and hear people from all walks of life share their experiences with anxiety?
Welcome to #OurAnxietyStories – The Anxiety Canada Podcast, hosted by John Bateman.
Anxiety Canada is proud to be affiliated with HeretoHelp, a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. The BC Partners are funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.
Our Featured Podcast
Dan Pietens is a pencil artist from London, Ontario, known for his highly realistic portraits of professional hockey players including Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. To help raise awareness around anxiety, Dan donates proceeds from his artwork sales to Anxiety Canada.
In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Dan shares that anxiety affected his work as a physiotherapist, which led him to seek treatment and explore alternative career trajectories. Dan notes that although he felt symptoms of anxiety from a young age, he didn’t think much of it at the time, assuming it was a feeling everyone experienced to some degree. After recognizing the therapeutic benefits of creating art, Dan chose to pursue a career as an artist, and continues to work on overcoming his anxiety and perfectionism. To check out Dan’s work, visit www.pietensart.ca.
Shane Koyczan is a spoken-word poet and writer, best known for writing about issues like bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders. Shane is best known for the anti-bullying poem “To this Day” which has amassed over 25 million views on YouTube and performed live at a Ted Talk event. In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Shane […]
Elizabeth May is a Canadian politician who served as leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019 and has been a Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands since 2011. Elizabeth also founded and served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club Canada from 1989 to 2006. In this episode, Elizabeth shares how her […]