Podcast: An Open Mind

Do you ever text someone who leaves you waiting for a response? How long is too long? How long until you start to worry you might not get one? There was a time when we worried about our elderly who live alone, who may have mobility issues preventing them from getting out to the store or to visit a friend or even to the doctor. We worried the isolation would make them lonely. Today, it’s still a worry, but not just for the elderly. Loneliness is a fast growing issue among all ages, even though we have so much technology meant to keep us connected. Join us for a St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton podcast, where we discuss the cause and effect of social isolation.

About the Speaker

Peter Snow, RSW, is a clinical therapist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Youth Wellness Centre. For the past four years he has provided individual therapy to youth at this innovative clinic in downtown Hamilton. He has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. He has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and CAMS. He also identifies as a consumer of mental health services and can speak to life on both sides of the therapy relationship.