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I want to talk about what no one else wants to talk about... Children with mental illness.Raising a child who is ‘different’ from the other kids takes a great mental and emotional toll on the parents. They are worn out and pushed to the brink, totally exhausted. Many are tapped out financially and in some cases, they have had to quit their jobs or take lesser ones to be there for the next episode when their child can’t cope. There is little or no support from a system caught up in process an ...
 
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In this episode of Different from the Other Kids, we meet Carley, who is a parent struggling to get mental health services for her son Lee. She is dealing with persistent truancy and some general aggressive and challenging behavior. Carley is trying in vain to work with the school system, psychiatrists, and organizations that provide services that …
 
In this episode of Different from the Other Kids, we check in with our good friend Bob Koven. Bob is a businessman, a new Grandfather, amateur photographer, standup comedian in the mental health space, a fly fisherman, and a general first-class advocate for all things in this mental health space. Bob gets us up to speed on what he has had happened …
 
Grace is the Mother of Julianne, who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 7, the author of Children of Autumn, a vocal teacher, a theatre enthusiast, and playwright. Grace updates us with what’s happening with Julianne and lets us know about her latest project for coaching and educating caregivers in the autism space.…
 
“My motivation is to serve our community in a way that enhances our health as individuals, as well as the health of the ecosystems which support us. The Green Party of Canada offers a vehicle for People Planet and Prosperity which resonates with my personal and professional values. I am driven to bring economic equality and justice to the social an…
 
Hello everyone! Different from the Other Kids is back with some new episodes! Welcome back to Angela and her daughter Christina! They are here to discuss some essential oils that they use to help boost their immunity during the cold season! This episode contains some fun tips on how to use essential oils around the house and in your daily routine. …
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids, Angela Tsounis welcomes back for a third time William Michael Forbes as they discuss William's work and his approach to life. William Michael Forbes is the author of "How to Kill Suicide: With Reason to Live" and often coaches parents and young people during difficult times in their lives. Angela and Will…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids, Angela Tsounis welcomes back fellow author William Michael Forbes as they discuss William's work as a life coach and his approach to life. William Michael Forbes is the author of "How to Kill Suicide: With Reason to Live" and often coaches parents and young people during difficult times in their lives. An…
 
Welcome back to Different from the Other Kids! This week, join Angela Tsounis as she interviews fellow author William Michael Forbes as they discuss William's work as a life coach and his approach to life. William Michael Forbes is the author of "How to Kill Suicide: With Reason to Live" and often coaches parents and young people during difficult t…
 
In this special interview from Different from the Other Kids, Angela is joined by Jacquie for our launch of the Law & Disorder Edition. Angela and Jacquie sit down and discuss what Jacquie is up to today, and what she does in terms of keeping her life balanced. **This is a segment from our Live launch which occurred May 31, 2017.**…
 
In this episode, Angela interviews Dr. Bilijana Kostovic, a pain management doctor in Mississauga, Ontario. According to “RateMDs.com” Dr. Kostovic’s patients are using words like compassionate, knowledgeable, helpful, brilliant, great listener, remarkable. She is a pain management specialist with special training in evaluation, diagnosis and treat…
 
In this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with special guest Sergeant Dave Tutte of the Halton Regional Police Services. Sergeant Tutte oversees the region's Community Mobilization Bureau, which works with community partners especially in the field of mental health and addictions. Listen to so…
 
On this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids, Angela welcomes back her daughter Christina for another set of interviews. In the first part of two, Christina explains how her life has changed since the last time we chatted, and how she deals with her wellness from day-to-day. Listen to the episode and let us know what you think!…
 
In our second part of the return of Julie, she discusses what happens to her daughter after several run-ins with the law. Julie describes how difficult home life had gotten for herself and her husband, all in an attempt to help their daughter. This interview offers some hard truths from a parent stretched to the limit.…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela speaks with Julie, about the day to day life when raising with a teenager with mental illness. She describes the types of treatments that have helped her daughter and the variety of individual and family therapies that help her and her family keep their lives balanced too.…
 
On this week's episode of Different from the Other Kids, Angela welcomes back Shelly S. Angela and Shelly discuss the rest of the journey with Shelly's son, including the moment Shelly knew that her son was "back on track." Shelly also discusses some possible avenues for assistance, in case your child becomes involved with the youth justice system.…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela sits down one last time with Shelley B. as they explore the fear that comes with living with someone with mental illness, and living compassionately in spite of it. Shelley talks about how her uncle and his partner were major figures in her life while she was growing up, and …
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela sits down with Shelley B. to discuss the big role she played in a very difficult moment of Angela's life. Shelley then talks about growing up in a household with a parent suffering from mental illness and the skills it taught her from an early age.…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Elizabeth. They discuss the issues that Elizabeth's daughter has faced with addiction and ADHD, how she hit rock bottom and finally realized that she needed to change her life. Elizabeth's candid account highlights that mental health is not a life sentence and that…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Maria M, a mother of a child diagnosed with ADD inattentive type and Aspergers. Angela and Maria explore her daughter's brilliance with languages and the problems of growing up in a world where mental illness is still very much misunderstood. The movie referenced i…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with Jacquie once more as they discuss youth engagement and the power of giving young people a voice. Things as simple as giving input on meals and participating in group activities can have a major impact on how young people come to view themselves and the world t…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, we welcome back Jacquie. She talks about her son's ongoing struggles with mental health and addiction issues, and the tragic reality of supporting a loved one when the available resources are inadequate. Jacquie navigates the difficulties of trying to find a psychiatrist who can pr…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with Maria, a Coordinator of Police Foundations at Durham College. They discuss the changing educational landscape for prospective police officers and how community outreach has become integrated into the foundational training they undergo. Maria explains how polic…
 
This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, we welcome back Tash, a manager of Mental Health and Justice Programs in the city of Toronto. She describes how the labels used when talking about mental health can be harmful to having a meaningful discussion. Angela asks about the positive trends in the justice system and what Ta…
 
Season three is here! Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition is here welcoming all new guests and some returning ones as well. This season has a justice focus, highlighting the issues and struggles that challenging children can face while growing up in the education and (unfortunately sometimes) the justice systems. Angela sits down …
 
In our final one-on-one with Robert “Bobby” Koven, Angela and Bobby get a little lighter with his experience with Tourette’s Syndrome. Bobby talks about the ups and downs, the challenges in his life and how he’s dealt with everything. From relationships to life advice, Bobby’s unique take is full of humour. It’s Season Two’s final episode, so give …
 
In Angela's second interview with Bobby, we get a little more serious regarding Bobby's experiences with depression and finding yourself in what he calls, "The Dark Room." Bobby continues on the discussion with meditation, mindfulness and tai-chi to combat his excess energy. Join us for another fun and funny episode of Different from the Other Kids…
 
Angela welcomes Robert Koven, aka Bobby, stand up comedian and businessman who has spent his life being told he was different. Bobby has a comedic take on life, and walks Angela (and our listeners) through the changes in his life, and how he has used comedy to overcome his struggles. Tune in for this week's episode for a lighter side of things. Rob…
 
In our final interview with Grace Kohn, we hear more about the spiritual side to her work and how Spirit plays a role in health and all of our lives. Grace Kohn, author of the book "Children of Autumn," public speaker and autism advocate, tells us how having Julianne has changed her life for the better. Join Different from the Other Kids in this mo…
 
This week Angela welcomes back public speaker and fellow author, Grace Kohn, who is currently describing her life and how she struggled at times raising her daughter. Grace has an interesting story in the interview... Which many parents might have found insurmountable, but Grace's strength did not diminish. Join Angela and Grace in an extremely int…
 
Angela is talking to Grace Kohn, fellow author and mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Angela and Grace talk one-on-one exploring how life can change when presented with a challenging child. Grace discusses her daughter's difficulty getting diagnosed, difficulty finding treatment, and how she became a central part of her daughter's car…
 
This week in Different from the Other Kids Angela welcomes back Rosa; physical, mental and spiritual healer, who uses a body-centered psychotherapy and mindfulness. Rosa helps clients strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits to help them transform their lives. She has been operating her own business, Rise - Mind Body Fitness, and has piloted her…
 
Angela is interviewing Rosa this week, who is someone very hard to describe... Rosa is a physical, mental and spiritual healer. Rosa combines a combination of physical therapy and mindfulness in order to facilitate healing, personal growth and transformation. Rosa has a background in science and exercise physiology, with a minor in nutrition, speci…
 
This week we welcome back Dr. Nyla Jiwani, who is a naturopathic doctor and been practicing naturopathic medicine since she was licensed in 2003. She operates out of the Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Clinic, which she opened in 2012. Her approach to health and wellness takes a whole-body perspective, using many different tools to help individualiz…
 
As we continue our journey throughout the world of natural-based alternatives, this week Angela talks with a very special guest, one is who is very close to Angela and her family. Dr. Nyla Jiwani, is a Naturopathic Doctor having graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been licensed to practice naturopathic medicine sinc…
 
It's our final catch up episode with Christina, Angela's daughter who inspired this effort! We've reached the final part of her story so far... Her decision to start taking herself off medication through natural supports. It's been a long journey and a tough decision to come to. Join us in this exciting interview between mother and daughter. Christ…
 
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