Episode 74 – Post Concussion Syndrome and Being Happy (Ryan Phillips)

On episode 74, Erin and I talk to Ryan Phillips as he delves into his love of hockey, concussions that derailed his burgeoning career as a pro hockey player, and his subsequent off-ice challenges. Ryan talks about his ongoing experience with PCS (post concussion syndrome), how he deals with it, and his focus on improvement; ...

Episode 6 – Marion Gittings; Social Work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Suicide Awareness

*Trigger Warning* Suicide is discussed in this episode Marion earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked as a social worker since 1992 in the areas of housing security, mental health ...

Episode 72 – Concussion & Post Concussion Syndrome as a teen/pre-teen (Alexandra Di Persio)

Alexa Di Persio was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with a concussion. Now, six and a half years later, she has entered her second year at the University of Toronto in French and Drama, but still dealing with post concussion syndrome (PCS). Alexa talks about the challenges PCS has presented, both now as well ...

Episode 4 – Dane Wagner; PCS, Football, Insight, Acceptance

Dane is a former Mcgill University linebacker and recent grad who stopped playing football due to concussions. Dane now spends his free time running, playing volleyball, exploring new music and recipes. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast ...

Episode 3 – Alexa Dipersio; concussion and future plans

Alexandra is a 2nd year student at University of Toronto and has been suffering from PCS (post concussion syndrome/persistent concussion symptoms/prolonged concussion symptoms) for 6 and a half years. Although she was forced to stop dancing, she has continued her love of performance by acting and singing in her room all the while trying to ...

Episode 1 – Speaker, Emily Fraser, Support Group, & Discussion

Welcome to the first episode of Concussion Chats - the podcast of McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation! They hold concussion support groups twice weekly via Zoom; Monday at 7pm ET, Thursday at 10am ET . Anyone is welcome. Check out the podcast description for more info! Emily Fraser shares about the top 10 things that ...

Episode 55 – Keep Your Head Up (Allie & Felicia, concussion education)

On episode 55, I chat with Allie and Felicia of Keep Your Head Up. Both women sustained concussions while they were playing sports in high school; Allie playing rugby, Felicia, ringette. Both studied public health/health sciences at the University of Waterloo and now intend to share what they've learned about concussion through education and experience, ...