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Giving Voice to Depression is a crowd-funded podcast that will feature personal stories about what depression feels like, what you can do to support someone who is suffering, why stigma is dangerous, what survivors can teach us about suicide, and how widely-varying the experiences of the illness can be. We are not therapists or experts. But, like many, we battle depression and have lost family members and friends to its overwhelming darkness. It’s in their honor that we began this project. Our website and funding campaign launch 2/28/17. Please spread the word so this potentially life-saving information can reach the most possible people.

Giving Voice to Depression is a crowd-funded podcast that will feature personal stories about what depression feels like, what you can do to support someone who is suffering, why stigma is dangerous, what survivors can teach us about suicide, and how widely-varying the experiences of the illness can be. We are not therapists or experts. But, like many, we battle depression and have lost family members and friends to its overwhelming darkness. It’s in their honor that we began this project. Our website and funding campaign launch 2/28/17. Please spread the word so this potentially life-saving information can reach the most possible people.
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United States

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Giving Voice to Depression is a crowd-funded podcast that will feature personal stories about what depression feels like, what you can do to support someone who is suffering, why stigma is dangerous, what survivors can teach us about suicide, and how widely-varying the experiences of the illness can be. We are not therapists or experts. But, like many, we battle depression and have lost family members and friends to its overwhelming darkness. It’s in their honor that we began this project. Our website and funding campaign launch 2/28/17. Please spread the word so this potentially life-saving information can reach the most possible people.

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English

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4147044058


Episodes

First Responders and Depression (Monica Quesnell)

8/21/2018
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More officers die by suicide than are killed in the line of duty. Former Sheriff's Deputy Monica Quesnell shares her story of how witnessing a suicide convinced her she needed to quit her job as a first responder so she could focus on the things that make her happy. http://bespokehappiness.com/

Duration:00:17:51

Season 3 Review Rebroadcast

8/14/2018
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In a rebroadcast of our Season Three in Review, we thank everyone who has come forward to share their experience with depression, as well as the Charles E. Kubly Foundation for its sponsorship and our first grant! In this review, we summarize and feature highlights from each of the episodes. If one catches your eye (or ear,) please listen to it in its entirety.

Duration:00:18:03

College Depression (Justin).Rebroadcast

8/7/2018
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Heading off to college, especially as a freshman, is exciting! It can also be a very stressful and potentially-dangerous time. We strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with the signs of depression, and making your student aware of them too, so that if they present you recognize them and take steps to get support before a crisis. In today's episode, a re-broadcast, a college student shares the story of his struggle with depression and how, with the help of his parents and a network of...

Duration:00:13:56

Season Five In Review

7/31/2018
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Podcast co-hosts Bridget and Terry look back at the intimate, informative stories of both struggle and resilience that guests shared in Season Five. They highlight some of the lessons that impacted and stuck with them. If any of the episodes resonate with you, please listen to them in their entirety on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, etc. And please share this episode. It's a "shallow-end" way for someone to sample the podcast.

Duration:00:19:19

The Mask: Hiding Our Depression

7/24/2018
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Stigma, shame and the fact depression is still (too) often seen as a weakness or failing, cause many people with the common illness to hide their struggles and pain behind a mask. While this can be a healthy coping mechanism, it can also be dangerous as it prevents us not only from living as authentic human beings, but also from getting the help and support we need to live healthy, connected lives.

Duration:00:17:59

The Challenge Of Self Forgiveness After A Suicide Attempt

7/17/2018
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How do you forgive yourself for a suicide attempt? Is it the first step to recovery? Is it a necessary step? Is it even possible? This episode's guest, John, shares that self-forgiveness is the major, stubborn stumbling block on his road to recovery. Yet, in spite of that, he has made huge strides toward living a healthy life and he challenges others to acknowledge and celebrate their progress, even in the face of roadblocks. Article referenced:...

Duration:00:18:02

Depression and Manhood (Roro Asmar)

7/10/2018
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Men, programmed from childhood to be "tough," and not to feel, name or express emotions, never to cry and to "man up," are all-too-often reluctant to seek needed help and support for their depression. Roro Asmar, a "manly man" by any measure, says it's long past time to redefine what it means to be masculine and strong. The 6'4" body builder, football player and business owner says "coming out about his depression was one of the most freeing and courageous things" he has ever done. Men are...

Duration:00:18:58

Genetic Testing For Personalized Depression Meds

7/3/2018
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Finding the right medication to treat depression can be frustrating at best, and dangerous at worst. The trial-and-error method now used, complete with 6-12 week waiting periods to see if an Rx works, then weaning off to try another is unacceptable when relief is needed asap. Genetic testing, done with a cheek swab, can now narrow the search and provide info about which meds will work best for YOUR particular biology, and as (or more) importantly, which meds may cause problems. Megan Amaya...

Duration:00:17:00

A Suicide - Attempt Survivor's Story Of Hope (Mark Henick)

6/26/2018
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It can be so, so hard when you are in depression's darkness to believe anyone who says "it passes," "it will get better," or even "you are loved and needed." Mark Henick, a suicide-attempt survivor has the lived experience, perspective and empathy to reach out with his message of hope and recovery. He has been there. He knows. Please listen and share and hang on.

Duration:00:20:23

Suicide - Myths And Misconceptions (Mark Henick)

6/19/2018
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A suicide-attempt survivor and mental-health advocate sets the record straight about several common misconceptions including the idea people attempt "for attention" and that suicide occurs "out of the blue, with no warning."

Duration:00:17:41

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Dr. John Draper)

6/12/2018
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Recent back-to-back celebrity suicides have put the topic in the headlines. But for many, the thought is there regularly. Help is, too! The vast majority of people who consider suicide get through the crisis period alive. Dr. John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline talks about how the service helps people, and the importance of knowing and believing that help and hope exist. 800-273-TALK (8255) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://www.bethe1to.com

Duration:00:20:06

HOW TO Reach Out- Part Two (Sam Dylan Finch)

6/5/2018
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Depression is too dark and heavy to face alone. So we're told to "reach out for help." But HOW? What words do we use, especially when we might not have the energy or the insight to articulate our struggle? And how the hell are we suppose to come up with effective language that honors we deserve help when depression convinces us no one cares, or that we're a burden. This 2-part podcast will tell you how! Our guest, Sam Dylan Finch, took the time to make a list of 10 Ways to Reach Out. In...

Duration:00:15:27

HOW TO Reach Out- Part One (Sam Dylan Finch)

5/29/2018
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Depression is too dark and heavy to face alone. So we're told to "reach out for help." But HOW? What words do we use, especially when we might not have the energy or the insight to articulate our struggle? And how the hell are we suppose to come up with effective language that honors we deserve help when depression convinces us no one cares, or that we're a burden. This 2-part podcast will tell you how! Our guest, Sam Dylan Finch, took the time to make a list of 10 Ways to Reach Out. In...

Duration:00:15:06

Season Two In Review (Re - Broadcast)

5/22/2018
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(We're putting the finishing touches on 10 fresh episodes for a new season starting 5.29.18) Today's episode is a re-broadcast of a review of the second season of the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. Our audio quality has improved greatly since then, but the messages of these early interviews are still inspiring and important. We hope you'll take 15 minutes to listen.

Duration:00:14:56

Season One In Review (Re - Broadcast)

5/15/2018
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(We are taking a 2-week break to produce episodes for our fifth season.) Today's episode is a re-broadcast of a review of the very first season of the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. Our audio quality has improved greatly since then, but the messages of these early interviews are still inspiring and important. We hope you'll take 10 minutes to listen. We'll be back with a new season 5.29.18 Thank you.

Duration:00:09:30

Season Four In Review

5/8/2018
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Podcast co-hosts Bridget and Terry look back at the intimate, hopeful, informative stories and information shared in Season Four, and highlight some of the lessons that impacted and stuck with them. If any of the episodes resonate with you, please listen to them in their entirety on iTunes, SoundCloud, etc or at GivingVoiceToDepression.com

Duration:00:17:42

Living Proof that Reaching Out Saves Lives (Travis Pipes)

5/1/2018
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Travis not only had suicidal thoughts, he had a plan. In one last desperate attempt, he phoned a stranger for help. As a result, his plan changed to one of treatment and recovery. Travis shares his story of strength, hope and redemption. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 (LIFE) https://soundcloud.com/givingvoicetodepression/suicide-prevention-part-one https://soundcloud.com/givingvoicetodepression/suicide-prevention-part-two

Duration:00:10:29

Off the Sidelines- Ripple Report Four (Ted Perry)

4/24/2018
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After profiling Giving Voice to Depression for a television news feature, a news anchor/reporter felt compelled to "come off the sidelines" and share his own experience of depression publicly for the first time.

Duration:00:14:40

Creativity As A Path Out Of Depression's Fog (Matt Steady)

4/17/2018
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One of the dangers of not talking about mental health challenges, is that people may not identify their struggles as an illness and so not reach out for help and support. Matt, who did not realize he was depressed and has never spoken about it, shares his story and how creating music helped him clear depression's fog. www.mattsteady.com

Duration:00:13:38

Loving and Supporting Someone with Mental-Health Challenges

4/10/2018
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Rebecca Lombardo fights a battle inside her mind every single day. But she doesn't fight it alone. Listen as a Detroit-area couple shares the lessons learned in their 17-year marriage; lessons about communication, boundaries, love, and bi-polar disorder. https://www.rebeccalombardo.com/

Duration:00:16:00