SE01 E05 Jessica Holmes

A Comedian’s Trek Through Depression: Surviving with Journaling, Laughter & Choice

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In this episode, famous comedian Jessica Holmes chats with Dr. Joti Samra about a mother’s honest experience through depression and how impactful and essential little everyday steps and choices can be for recovery; how capturing and holding onto humour, especially during our darkest days, can provide perspective; and the power and strength in asking for help and setting boundaries in both life and career.

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About Jessica

Jessica Holmes is one of Canada’s favourite comedians, who has brought the house down with her unique brand of comedy, opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey just to name a few. Combining stand up, music and improv, she honed her skills at Just For Laughs and the world’s famous Second City, before moving on to television.

Jessica is perhaps best known for her work in the comedy troupe and associated CBC series Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003.

Jessica is also a passionate wellness advocate, and mixes comedy with validating messages about life’s challenges. In 2018, she became an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, a national anti-stigma campaing.

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