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Media & Podcasts

Is your media outlet looking for a mental health and neurodiversity expert for interviews, panels, and who can provide op-ed content?

I work with media outlets worldwide and welcome the opportunity to share my insight and expertise with your audience.

Links to Select Media Appearances

Mental Health A Silent Pandemic – A WION Virtual Summit.
WION TV, New Delhi, India, August 14, 2021.
Hosted by WION Executive Director, Palki Sharma Upadhyay. 

3rd Session – Post-Pandemic Recovery, (Segment begins at 50-minute mark)

  • Sharon Blady, Former Health Minister, Manitoba, Canada and Founder of Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates, Inc.
  • Joshua C. Klapow, Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor, Birmingham School of Public Health, University of Alabama. 
  • Jefferey A. Lieberman, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Director New York State Psychiatric Institute 
  • Alison Holman, Associate Professor, UC Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Public Nursing
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month – LDAM Learning Summit
CTV Morning Live, Winnipeg, Canada, October 6, 2020.
Hosted by Rachel Legace.

Interview regarding my presentation at LDAM Learning Summit on Neurodiversity and Embrace Your Superpowers program.

(Segment begins at 1 hour 39 min mark)

Duck Therapy. A series supporting their viewers known as “Ducks”
DKDKTV – Seoul, South Korea. February 16 and March 4, 2020.
Hosted by Danny Kim & David Kim.

“I love my sister, but I can’t stand her, she’s irritating. What should I do?”

March 4, 2020.

A Duck sends in her concern regarding how she loves her sister, but can’t stand her anymore because she’s ‘too good’.

“Depressed, can’t get out of bed, helpless. Depression is for weak people?”

February 16, 2020

A Duck speaks up about her depression, and how her family views it.

Finding Your Superhero – MDAM Conference
CTV Morning Live, Winnipeg, Canada, October 6, 2020.
Hosted by Nicole Dubé.

Interview regarding my presentation at MDAM Mental Health conference and Embrace Your Superpowers program.

How To Deal With Thoughts of Suicide
DKDKTV – Seoul, South Korea, October 15, 2019.
Hosted by Danny Kim.

Recorded in response to the death of performer Sulli 설리

Sharon Blady comes on DKDKTV to talk about how to deal with thoughts of suicide, and the right way to help people who are in such places.

Sharon Blady, former Health Minister for the province of Manitoba, mental health consultant, educator, and advocate. Founder of Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates.

There are so many ways to

Links to Select Podcast Appearances

The Broken Brain
Multiple Episodes, 2020 to present.
Hosted by psychotherapist Dwight Hurst. 

Loki with Sharon Blady

The Loki series from Marvel Studios is pretty fantastic, but what can two mental health nerds discover hidden within its storyline? Turns out it is quite a bit. We discuss redemption, narcissism, self-loathing, healing, dysfunctional relationships, fear, and probably some other stuff. 

Friend of the show Sharon Blady is here to talk about insights into these psychological elements of Loki. Follow Sharon’s work with superpower-based mental health at

Sharon Blady talking about Marvel’s What If

October 28, 2021

In some ways, Marvel’s “What If” series on Disney + is the most comic booky of comic book properties. Marvel projects have been on the small and big screen so much that we are playing out alternate timelines and what-if options like…well, like a comic book series would do. And if we are talking comics, we are talking with Sharon!

Frequent Broken Braniac Sharon Blady is here talking about the alternate timelines in “What If,” the psychological elements contained in these stories, and how they can help with processing emotions and improve mental health. 

Talking Shang-Chi

October 1, 2021

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings contains a story filled with psychological elements, including trauma, death, loss, anger, and (very) complicated family dynamics. Sharon and Dwight break it down on today’s episode. 

Sharon Blady is a frequent guest on the Broken Brain Podcast. She is the former Health Minister of the Province of Manitoba, and is the founder of Speak Up with Sharon Blady.

Wandavison, Grief & Trauma

July 24, 2021

Sharon Blady, former Health Minister, Mental Health Advocate, and Super Duper Marvel fan joins me today to talk about the examples of grief, trauma, and recovery woven into the storytelling of the MCU show Wandavision. Spoilers for Wandavision. 

Psychological Elements of the Falcon & the Winter Soldier

April 29, 2021

Sharon Blady returns to the podcast!

This time we are discussing Marvel’s new TV series The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and the heavy elements of psychological development woven into that series. We discuss Trauma, amends work, recovery, trust, generational distress, racism…what don’t we talk about? Give it a listen and find out!

Trauma Survival & Captain Marvel

March 16, 2021

Sharon Blady is the creator of Embrace Your Superpowers & Bulletproof to Stigma, and a passionate advocate for mental health and Trauma Recovery.

Last time on the program she shared the concept of reframing mental health ‘struggles’ into harnessing them as our personal superpowers. This time we discuss the film Captain Marvel and its empowerment and images of recovery.

Be a Superhero with Sharon Blady

May 14, 2020

Sharon Blady is a Superhero, and so are You!

Sharon is the former Minister of Health for the province of Manitoba and is a renowned speaker and trainer. She has a remarkable story of her own experiences with mental health and takes a strengths-based approach to reframing our own characteristics and symptoms using Comics and Pop Culture.

Rise Today Inspirational Podcast
November 2, 2021.
Hosted by Dr. Erica Harris.

Mental Wellness Through Trauma with Sharon Blady

Talking trauma and recovery with Dr. Erica Harris!

Real Talk With Jenny
August 22, 2021.
Hosted by Jenny Roxas.

How to Deal With a Narcissist in Disguise – Domestic Violence and Trauma Recovery.

In this talk, Sharon Blady, former Minister of Health in Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, talks about her Journey. How her narcissistic environment in childhood led her to another narcissistic person. She discusses the recovery process and the importance of self-care and self-compassion for survivors.

Diversely Me, Myself & I, A Self-Care Journey, Mental Health Awareness Month Series.
Multiple Episodes, May 2021.
With the Diversely Geek Team.

Interview with podcaster Mike Faber, CCO The ESO Network

May 28, 2021

An open interactive discussion with Neisha T Mulchan APRN, Mental Health Provider, CEO Diversely Geek, Sharon Blady PhD, CEO Speak Up, and Mike Faber, CCO ESO Network on Stress, Worry and Anxiety and the coping strategies we can learn from our favorite fandoms & healing hobbies. Questions are welcomed!

Deep dive into the grief arc, mood instability, fear, and provide key strategies for wellness and establishing self

May 21, 2021

Diversely Geek Presents a Mental Wellness Series: Diversely Me, Myself & I, A Self-Care Journey, Embracing My Inner Geek.

This dynamic team will be discussing depression, mood swings, stress, anxiety, and PTSD, and how we can gain insight, support, and strength from our favorite fandoms. We will deep dive into the grief arc, mood instability, fear, and provide key strategies for wellness and establishing self.

From coping to healing, covering the story arcs from WandaVision, The Falcon & Winter Soldier, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Airbender, Narnia, Van Gogh, and many more…

May 14, 2021

The Diversely Geek team brings you a new live show series for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Featuring mental health specialists: Neisha T Mulchan APRN Mental Health, Sharon Blady PhD, Ian Douglas Mental Health Counselor, CCM & Jonathan Panarello APRN.

Discussing living with Depression, Mood Swing Disorders, Stress, Anxiety, PTSD and how we can gain insight, support & strength from our favorite fandoms, music, art, and STEM. From coping to healing, covering the story arcs from WandaVision, The Falcon & Winter Soldier, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Airbender, Narnia, Van Gogh, and many more.

The Power to Achieve – LDAM (Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba)
March 19, 2021.
Hosted by LDAM Executive Director Karen Velthuys.

Podcast Launch & LDAM Summit follow-up!

When we first met Sharon Blady at our Learning Summit in October, we just knew that we had to have her as the first guest on our podcast! We sat down to talk about learning disabilities and ADHD, the process to getting a diagnosis, and her journey to be where she is today.

Brain Tour: A Superhero’s Mental Health from Both Sides of the Cape.
Fresh Outlook Foundation, March 4, 2020.
Hosted by Joanne de Vries, Founder & CEO.

Welcome to the Brain Tour!

If you’re wearing a mask to hide mental health challenges, why not swap it for a superhero cape and brainpowers so strong they’re sure to save the day!

Sharon Blady, PhD (comic book geek, former Manitoba Minister of Health, founder of Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates) and Dr. Simon Trepel (a psychiatrist and member of Sharon’s treatment team) openly talk about Sharon’s multiple diagnoses, what’s helping her heal, and how you, too, can embrace neurodiversity and load your mental health toolkit with superpower solutions.

They also touch on the impacts of stigma and childhood trauma on mental health, the effects of COVID-19, the need for resilience, and the importance of strong doctor/patient relationships.

This podcast will help you understand:

  • Personal experiences from a person with multiple mental illness diagnoses, and those same experiences from the vantage point of her psychiatrist
  • An individual’s experiences with post-partum depression, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar 2, and suicidal ideation
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with multiple diagnoses
  • Mental health “superpowers” and how they can help promote personal healing and support others
  • Superhero Toolkit
  • Benefits of neurodiversity (seeing that brain differences such as ADHD and autism are not deficits)
  • Impacts of stigma (structural, public, and private) and reducing its negative effects
  • “Resilience” from personal, professional, and community perspectives
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health
  • Doctor/patient relationships and what makes them work

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