Interview with Jason Lee

Jason Lee is an author based out of Coquitlam BC. He’s also a mental health advocate and speaker at events across Canada. His book Living with the Dragon, Healing 15 000 Days of Abuse and Shame has received praise from counselors and comes highly recommended as a resource particularly for men in recovery from depression, anxiety and anger stemming from childhood abuse and trauma.

In this interview, we talk about how his book is changing the way people are viewing mental health, depression and anger. We also talk about learning to identify how your childhood abuse is impacting your adult life and relationships, and discuss some recovery methods that Jason has found helpful.

Jason’s Website is

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Netflix documentary: The Mask You Live In
Books Jason Referenced:
Becoming a Kind Father by Calvin Sandborn
Eye Motion Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, by Francine Shapiro
It’s Not Your Fault, Beverly Engel

About Joyelle:

Joyelle Brandt is a parenting coach who specializes in working with mothers who are survivors of abuse. As a speaker, mothering coach, and multi-media creator, Joyelle works to dismantle the stigma that keeps childhood abuse survivors stuck in shame and self-hatred. She is the author of Princess Monsters from A to Z and co-editor of Parenting with PTSD, the groundbreaking anthology that breaks the silence about the long-term impact of childhood trauma so that parents can break the cycle of abuse.

When she is not busy raising two rambunctious boys, she is most often found playing her guitar or covered in paint at her art desk. You can keep up with Joyelle at

Source: Youtube