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MDD sucks. But hopefully with meds to mellow it, therapy to work on it, and good times with friends and family I love, I can work on beginning to truly heal. I've stalled help before because, well, depression, distrust, fear, and shame. I'm going on 53 this year and need to get a real handle on this. I'm saying something more now because I'm not going to be ashamed about it anymore. ​ ​I have MDD, Major Depression Disorder. I want to help other so this is what this podcast is ultimately about. I'll be updating my own status with MDD, discussing some of my life experiences, sharing important information on professional organizations, and having guests on to talk about their own experiences of depression and suicide attempts, or professionals in the healthcare field sharing their insights. ​ ​Look, I'm no professional therapist. I'm just a guy who wants to help others. I'm looking to only keep what I need to do this show and donate the rest to depression and suicide prevention organizations. The more you give the more I can do to grow awareness and help to get people to understand that MDD is a disease and there is no shame having it and no one should treat you badly. We need your help. Lives can be saved. It's up to you. ​ ​Thank you sincerely for your patronage! Become a Patron! National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 I'm Alive Chat Lifeline Chat TTY - Hearing & Speech Impaired 1-800-799-4TTY

MDD sucks. But hopefully with meds to mellow it, therapy to work on it, and good times with friends and family I love, I can work on beginning to truly heal. I've stalled help before because, well, depression, distrust, fear, and shame. I'm going on 53 this year and need to get a real handle on this. I'm saying something more now because I'm not going to be ashamed about it anymore. ​ ​I have MDD, Major Depression Disorder. I want to help other so this is what this podcast is ultimately about. I'll be updating my own status with MDD, discussing some of my life experiences, sharing important information on professional organizations, and having guests on to talk about their own experiences of depression and suicide attempts, or professionals in the healthcare field sharing their insights. ​ ​Look, I'm no professional therapist. I'm just a guy who wants to help others. I'm looking to only keep what I need to do this show and donate the rest to depression and suicide prevention organizations. The more you give the more I can do to grow awareness and help to get people to understand that MDD is a disease and there is no shame having it and no one should treat you badly. We need your help. Lives can be saved. It's up to you. ​ ​Thank you sincerely for your patronage! Become a Patron! National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 I'm Alive Chat Lifeline Chat TTY - Hearing & Speech Impaired 1-800-799-4TTY
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MDD sucks. But hopefully with meds to mellow it, therapy to work on it, and good times with friends and family I love, I can work on beginning to truly heal. I've stalled help before because, well, depression, distrust, fear, and shame. I'm going on 53 this year and need to get a real handle on this. I'm saying something more now because I'm not going to be ashamed about it anymore. ​ ​I have MDD, Major Depression Disorder. I want to help other so this is what this podcast is ultimately about. I'll be updating my own status with MDD, discussing some of my life experiences, sharing important information on professional organizations, and having guests on to talk about their own experiences of depression and suicide attempts, or professionals in the healthcare field sharing their insights. ​ ​Look, I'm no professional therapist. I'm just a guy who wants to help others. I'm looking to only keep what I need to do this show and donate the rest to depression and suicide prevention organizations. The more you give the more I can do to grow awareness and help to get people to understand that MDD is a disease and there is no shame having it and no one should treat you badly. We need your help. Lives can be saved. It's up to you. ​ ​Thank you sincerely for your patronage! Become a Patron! National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 I'm Alive Chat Lifeline Chat TTY - Hearing & Speech Impaired 1-800-799-4TTY

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Episodes

Personal Update May 25th 2019

5/25/2019
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Some days you just feel down. This update is about talking through that moment. Some days your glass is just empty.

Duration:00:10:20

Episode 3: May 17th 2019 An interview with Ray

5/17/2019
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A brief update from myself, a bit about my first attempt at suicide, and an interview with Ray Petersen.

Duration:00:56:58

May 13th Update

5/13/2019
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My recap of the past few days.

Duration:00:04:51

Episode 2: Talking with Audrey on May 8th, 2019

5/8/2019
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My first episode with an update, a personal experience, and an interview. This week is Audrey Prothero discussing her bouts with depression, heroin, and suicide.

Duration:00:37:40

Episode 1: About Me on May 2, 2019

5/2/2019
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This is an important episode to listen to. Please do and please think about supporting "The Dark Edge and Back" on Patreon as a monthly subscription or a one time donation to help me meet cost and to continue to improve the podcast. Thank you so much for listening! Love, Norman

Duration:00:25:03

Woe is Me

5/1/2019
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Trying not to feel tragic. Been a tough day to keep hope.

Duration:00:02:52

For all of us

4/30/2019
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A message for us all.

Duration:00:01:09

Today Was Not so Blue

4/30/2019
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A little about therapy, paperwork, driving, and life.

Duration:00:03:34

Feeling so tired and drugged

4/28/2019
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Just feeling tired and drugged today. Drinking some coffee to try and wake up!

Duration:00:01:08

Better Day, So much better!

4/26/2019
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After my big anxiety attack yesterday I wanted to share I'm doing much better.

Duration:00:02:02

Stressed out so much

4/25/2019
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This is one of the faces of depression too. I'm doing this to keep busy. I'm really upset. I'll try calling someone. I'll stay safe. I will.

Duration:00:01:28

Just how I'm feeling right now

4/22/2019
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Not feeling very good. Type 2 Diabetes kicks my ass sometimes.

Duration:00:01:06

My Dad's Death

4/22/2019
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I lost him when he was only 53. He and I had become closer than we ever had been when he died. It was crushing. I wish I could have been there, but I guess that's ok. I really want a small memorial for him somewhere. One day I'll make it so.

Duration:00:09:01

April 20th Update

4/20/2019
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Today is April 20th, 2019 and I feel good. I feel content. Please give this a listen as I'm trying a voice recorder on my phone so I can make updates wherever I am. Thanks! Love, Norman

Duration:00:06:15

An Introduction

4/19/2019
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A brief introduction of me and what I want to talk about. If you feel suicidal please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours everyday Also check for numbers @ http://suicidehotlines.com/

Duration:00:07:16