Recent Podcasts

Jessica Wypper on Managing Chronic Illnesses & Mental Health | Ep. 43

Jessica Wypper joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the nature of her life-changing chronic illnesses and how she manages them and combats their effect on her mental health. 

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Sid Kosatsky and Emma Vaasjo on Marriage, Amicable Separation and Polyamory | Ep. 42

Sid and Emma join Optimistically Depressed to talk about their relationship, marriage, changes of lifestyle, separation, and how they remained loving friends through it all. 

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Tracey Hackett on Grief and Living On | Ep. 41

Tracey Hackett joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the loss of her mother and how she chose to let it change her life for the better.

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Thomas Taggart on Medication and Meaning | Ep. 40

Thomas Taggart joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the process of adjusting medication for depression and how it affects day to day life while pursuing more meaning in our existence. 

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About Optimistically Depressed

Ruth McMullen is the founder and host Optimistically Depressed. She can be found making impactful sound waves on her podcast Optimistically Depressed, working with the Halifax Social Network team to create community, while also being present for those she loves and cares about.


Ruth is deeply passionate about creating space for and bringing the internal journey into the light so we can all feel a little less alone. She also happens to have a way of speaking directly into your soul that makes you feel heard, understood and cherished. 

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