The Beat: Episode 7

Heart disease, stroke and your mental health


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After a heart attack or stroke, many people experience depression, anxiety and other serious mental health impacts. In this episode we’ll hear from two people who faced down such challenges, and an expert who shares practical advice for managing your mental health after a cardiovascular diagnosis. 


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Meet our guests

Paul Goldberg

Paul Goldberg

Paul had a heart attack at 50 and learned a lot about himself while recovering. Learn more about his story.

Kathy Isaac

Kathy Isaac

Kathy is recovering from a stroke she had in 2021. Learn more about her story.

Dr. Gayla Tennen

Dr. Tennen practices medical and geriatric psychiatry and runs the Stroke Psychiatry Clinic at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.