Episode 74: She Found her Mother’s Dead Body + Began the Emotional Turmoil

Guest: Paige Logan

Paige’s untold story is predominantly about finding her mother dead at their familial home at the young age of 17, and the impact her mother’s death had on her during such a developmental age and fundamental time. Paige takes us through her journey highlighting changes she experienced personally and professionally resulting from this devastating life event. Paige willingly uncovers the impact it had on her mental health as well as all other aspects of her life. Following this incident, she was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She explains that being diagnosed with PTSD was quite a peculiar thing to come to terms with since she experienced a great deal of false information circulating alongside the diagnosis, particularly in her young age demographic at the time. When Paige uncovers some of the darkest moments she experienced, she describes it as feeling completely shattered, not knowing what to feel or even do. She experienced a great deal of emotion such as guilt, shame, and at times disallowing herself to come to terms with what she was experiencing by minimizing her circumstances and telling herself that “someone could have it worse”. Paige took time to explain how she experienced survivor’s guilt, numbing feelings when it was too painful and living in denial that she even experienced a trauma. Her key message to the listeners is that: listen to your body, mind, and heart; if you start to notice a different experience or feeling, there is no shame in seeking help and searching for answers; recognize that you can only heal by reaching out and connecting; through healing and progression, you can take the tragedy and use it to your advantage.


Guest Bio: Paige is an accomplished academic, completing both the Honours Fast-Track Social Service Worker program and the Addictions and Mental Health program at Fanshawe College, in addition to holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree double majoring in Kinesiology and Psychology from University of Western Ontario. Paige’s educational background combined with her own personal wellness journey led her to a singular focus, to help people. With this focus Paige has had the opportunity to connect with many different marginalized people and populations within the community. Paige coordinates between many different community organizations to establish care and services to best meet the needs of marginalized populations, while also supporting and educating staff.

In her spare time, Paige volunteers to deliver basic need items to people experiencing homelessness, as well as coaching youth skating. Throughout her journey of personal wellness Paige has developed a wealth of empathy that has allowed her to connect with people in an impactful way. Paige assists people to realize their goals, dreams, and passions – while reminding herself of her own.

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