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This podcast explores experiences and ideas from first responders, healthcare workers, and folks across many walks of life. These include unique perspectives on topics related to emergency medicine, mental health, addictions, health, well-being, and human behaviour. 

The primary goals are to translate this experience to the general public, while training harm reduction workers and first responders on the frontlines in our communities. It also serves as a platform to share updates and useful information on these and related topics. This podcast does not condone any illegal activity. It operates as a platform for education, harm reduction, social activism, and open dialogue for ideas.


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Follow me on Instagram @jake_flightofthoughts for ongoing updates on the podcast and new content on these topics! 

To suggest topics, guests or to reach the show, e-mail flightofthoughts.podcast@gmail.com or message me on Instagram.


Check out video clips related to the podcast at:

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About

I am a former Primary Care Paramedic with experience in prehospital research appraisal, harm reduction, first responder peer support, education/training, clinical case management, and crisis intervention.  My passions center around trauma-informed care, first responder peer support, mental health resiliency, and empowering others to feel confident and effective in responding to emergencies.

While working in the Safe Injection Sites, I have been able to bring my expertise in basic life support, emergency care, and overdose prevention to staff at may organizations across Toronto.  This includes training peer workers and overdose prevention workers located on site of shelters and other programs that see a high incidence of overdoses, on the frontlines of the drug poisoning crisis.  

I currently work as a Mobile Crisis Worker with a community mental health crisis team.  This is part of the new initiative that sends mental health specialists to crisis calls that come through 9-1-1 or 2-1-1 instead of police officers in some regions of the city.