glynnisToday’s guest is Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction in Alberta.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction is a charitable organization dedicated to helping reduce stigma related to mental illness and addiction, furthering public knowledge of the topic, shining a light on the positive work taking place across the province, and giving hope and comfort to those affected by letting them know that they are not alone.

Glynnis has a wonderful perspective on the work of addiction and mental health providers, as well some great thoughts on de-stigmatization.

Enjoy!

Show Notes:

2:15 What drove Glynnis into the helping profession
6:15 Glynnis on the worst stigmas associated with addiction and mental health
9:00 the importance of language in tackling stigma
13:30 Glynnis talks about teaching in post-secondary, and the difference between academia and the real world
17:45 What Glynnis would change about treatment, and some important principles for recovery
26:15 A memorable client
33:30 Advice to young professionals…go volunteer!
36:00 It’s not about knowing what you say.
38:15 Glynnis’s favourite books
42:00 What you can do today to improve your practice and your life.

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