Episode 10: Glynnis Lieb on addiction and mental health from 3000ft


Today'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.


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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