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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

Contact:

4147044058


Episodes

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

Lessons Learned from Depression (Tom Wavre)

4/3/2018
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While we would all prefer to learn life lessons from much gentler teachers, depression can reveal things that are good to know. Tom Wavre, an advocate for mental health in the workplace and the founder and driving force behind www.iam1in4.com a site and social media campaign that is followed by over 70,000 globally, shares a list of things for which he is grateful to his depression.

Duration:00:15:30

Depression: The Curse of the Strong (Dr. Tim Cantopher)

3/27/2018
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A psychiatrist who has treated more than 3,000 people with depression, says it's time to re-frame how we characterize, treat and view people with depression. The current way is not only stigmatizing and potentially dangerous, but flat-out wrong in his experience.

Duration:00:18:16

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Depression; One Family's Story

3/20/2018
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We think of depression as an illness that commonly "strikes" in teen years. But for many young children, it starts much earlier. Nicholas began having suicidal thoughts at eight. At 13, he is sharing his story for the first time in hopes of helping other kids who might be suffering like he did.

Duration:00:15:45

Treating the Causes vs. the Symptoms of Depression

3/13/2018
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A pioneer in integrative medicine and psychiatry says we need to look beyond meds to all available tools when treating depression; and that certain tests (blood, urine, hair, etc.) can uncover underlying causes.

Duration:00:16:30

Depression 101+

3/6/2018
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A clinical psychologist outlines the signs of depression, what we should do if we recognize them, AND how we can help and support other people who are struggling, including advice and the language to use to do so.

Duration:00:15:58

Self Help (Duff The Psych) Re - Broadcast

2/27/2018
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A psychologist and author, whose specialty is taking complex psychological issues and breaking them down into plain language, offers some techniques to help manage depression.

Duration:00:13:48

Suicide Prevention; Part Two Re Broadcast

2/20/2018
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In part two of our Suicide Prevention series, Dr. Barbara Moser gives us the language and some practical tips for how to have the difficult but necessary conversations with someone you care about who might be suicidal. It's 16-minutes that could save a life. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/

Duration:00:16:21

Suicide Prevention; Part One Re Broadcast

2/13/2018
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We often hear that suicide is preventable. But what does that really mean? What do we need to know and understand to be able to help someone through a suicidal crisis? Dr. Barbara Moser, who works in suicide prevention, gives us the straight answers and the language to use. It's 14 minutes that could save a life.

Duration:00:14:58

Season Three in Review

2/6/2018
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As we wrap up our third season, 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:00:17:48

Depression; A Couple's Perspec

1/30/2018
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Depression affects more than the people who live with it. In this episode, a young couple talks about their experience with the illness; one as a person who lives with it, and the other as her supportive partner. We also discuss how stigma and the pressures to appear "unaffected" can make matters worse.

Duration:00:14:44

Ripple Report Three; The Tribe Theater Company

1/23/2018
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Hearing the first-person accounts in the Giving Voice to Depression podcast lead to group discussions, and positively influenced the cast of a NY play that focuses on the life of a child with a depressed and suicidal mother. link: https://www.thetribenyc.com/every-brilliant-thing

Duration:00:15:29

Don't Ignore The Signs Of Childhood Depression (Sally)

1/16/2018
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An adult-- who was that undiagnosed depressed child-- looks back on a lifetime of depression and urges parents, teachers and society as a whole, to tune-in and step-in if a child in your life exhibits signs of depression. (link to symptoms below) LINKS: https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-children#1 and the documentary Not Alone on Netflix

Duration:00:17:55

Starting The Conversation (Comedian Frank King)

1/9/2018
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A stand-up comedian and former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno discusses depression with perspective, candor and humor.

Duration:00:17:22

The Gift Of Listening

1/2/2018
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A crisis-line supervisor discusses about the power of listening, helping people find their own path to wellness, and offering hope.

Duration:00:16:30

Depression, The Holidays And Scrooge

12/19/2017
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A look at Scrooge through a therapist's compassionate lens, some advice on not getting caught up in Holiday Expectations, and "the best and kindest thing" you can do this time of year for someone in your life who is struggling.

Duration:00:18:33

Building Your Recovery; Brick By Brick

12/5/2017
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Brent Williams shares his journey through depression and anxiety. Offering practical suggestions and insights on ways to manage oneself while walking through the darkness of mental illness.

Duration:00:15:05

College Depression (Justin)

11/28/2017
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A college student shares the story of his struggle with depression and how, with the help of his parents and a network of friends he once denied having, he has learned to manage his illness and live a life he once thought impossible. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/tween-and-teen-health/in-depth/college-depression/art-20048327 https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Has-No-Stars-Depression/dp/150272748X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511816933&sr=1-1&keywords=justin+mercer

Duration:00:13:39

A Unique Perspective (Kevin Briggs)

11/21/2017
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You don't have to experience depression yourself to be able to offer support to those who do. But it sure doesn't hurt. Kevin is a suicide-loss survivor, a person living with depression, and someone who has sat in the darkness with many who had lost hope, listening with patience and compassion.

Duration:00:14:25

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