Charlie Demers is a Canadian comedian, political activist, voice actor, and writer.
In this episode, Charlie shares how he has navigated obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, discussing how anxiety has impacted his work as a Comedian. Charlie dives into his experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, highlighting the financial barriers that many face when seeking treatment.
Charlie also touches on his most recent novel, ‘Primary Obsessions’, which was inspired by his psychologist. ‘Primary Obsessions’ follows practicing clinician, Dr. Annick Boudreau, and involves themes of mental health.
"OCD [Obsessive-compulsive disorder] was sort of the mothership of anxiety in my life."