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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 48

Amy Lai joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss her encounter with anxiety, the difference between good anxiety and bad anxiety, and taking responsibility for the life you want to have.

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Episode 47

Mike returns to Optimistically Depressed to talk about the mental toll that working in a stressful field takes on you as well as the little known facts of what a correctional officer faces in day to day life on the job.

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Episode 46

Harry joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss his journey with emotions. We peer into his experience with letting them in after a lifetime of shutting them out due to sensory overload and the need to take care of his family.

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Episode 45

Kirsten joins Optimistically Depressed again to discuss her progress over the months since her last episode as well as the link between physical and mental health and the effects of PTSD from unhealthy relationships.

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Episode 44

Marc Boudreau of Brand New View Podcast joins Optimistically Depressed to discuss the last decade of his life and how he got to where he is. We also spoke about how we both get anxiety sweat, flipping burgers and even managed to get a Just Friends reference in. Need I say more?

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Episode 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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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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