Ep 20: Worried sick – life with generalized anxiety disorder

Julie and Michelle discuss Julie’s generalized anxiety disorder and what it’s like to have a mind that loves to ruminate on negative, irrational thoughts and jump to the worst case scenario. Julie also talks candidly about struggling with anger when her anxiety is at its worst and the journey she’s taken to find a medication that helps her manage her thoughts, which included genetic testing through the CAMH IMPACT Study.

They also discuss a new peer support program for TTC workers who have witnessed suicide on the job, and actress Lili Reinhart’s reaction to online trolls criticizing her for opening up about her body dysmorphic disorder.

Listen to the episode here.

Resources mentioned:  


Support program helps TTC workers who have witnessed suicide – Toronto Star

‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart explains body dysmorphic disorder to critics – ABC News

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