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A podcast about depression by Kristen Carney and Stevie Ryan

A podcast about depression by Kristen Carney and Stevie Ryan
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A podcast about depression by Kristen Carney and Stevie Ryan




#38 Certified Insanity

Comedian Matty Goldberg joins Kristen to talk about the death of his podcast co-host and how his heroin overdose was a way of taking his own life. They also talk about childhoods and how they affect your future, getting off medication and the death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan.

Duration: 00:58:38

#37 Ups and Downs

Kristen hangs with former child star of Mighty Ducks and Heavyweights, Aaron Schwartz to talk about surviving the emotional ups and downs of Hollywood. They also talk about Aaron's issues with body dysmorphic disorder and how he tries to beat it. There's also a child star "Who's Sadder?" and the return of "Depression Impression."

Duration: 01:09:09

#36 Antidepressant Withdrawal and New Years Eve

Kristen talks about her experience getting off of Effexor, the antidepressant she's been on for years (besides for a few months last year) and how it has effected her mood. She also talks about what other people's experiences have been getting off of their meds and ways to cope, psychedelics, and how being alone on New Years Eve might be as bad as it sounds. Please support the show at And, follow the podcast on Twitter @ChillMentally Instagram...

Duration: 00:48:04

#35 Crystals, Meditation n Shit

Kristen's positive (yet cynical?) doctor friend Stephanie chats with Kristen about all the things she does to stay positive and to keep herself in a good frame of mind. There is also one final Christmas themed Who's Sadder and Ef Dat Shit about suicide notes.

Duration: 01:02:02

#34 The Mental Illness Happy Hour

Paul Gilmartin, host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour joins Kristen to talk about his sexual trauma as a child, group therapy and the medications it takes to keep his head above water. There is another Christmas themed Who's Sadder and a discussion about the testing done on the mentally ill in the mid-1900's.

Duration: 01:15:42

#33 Depression in the Latin Community

Comedian Francisco Ramos joins Kristen to talk about his take on growing up in Venezuela and the United States and the different way the two cultures deal with mental health. They also talk some Christmas themed Who's Sadder and why our diet 12,000 years ago made the human race sad.

Duration: 00:52:31

#32 Postpartum Depression and Getting Out of a Rut

Kristen hangs with her long time co-host Marni Kinrys from their dating advice podcast Ask Women. Marni talks about the postpartum depression she's been dealing with for the past year and all of the nasty things that come with it (not referring to the baby, I swear).

Duration: 00:50:12

#31 Holiday Blues and Going to Dark Places

In this episode, Kristen chats with her friend Justin about being a long way from home for the holidays, filling the void by keeping yourself busy and the darkest time in Justin's life. They debate a "Who's Sadder?" of course and talk about Bedlam Asylum, Europe's oldest Mental Hospital.

Duration: 00:45:43

#30 Your Negative Voice and Getting it to STFU

In this episode, Kristen talks about her negative voice and how loud it is but ways to get it to quiet down. She also introduces a fun new segment and talks about those crazy Nazi's and how they killed hundreds of thousands of mentally ill. Ew.

Duration: 00:53:49

#29 Rejection, Self Help and Meditation

Kristen talks with actor and photographer Jackson Davis about everything from the dates they went on to falling in and out of depression. They also touch on how to handle rejection, good self help books and Kristen's freak face. And, Ef Dat Shit is back and better than ever with a play by play of a girl's stay in a mental institution.

Duration: 01:08:14

#28 Sexual Abuse, Losing a Friend and Jerry Rocha

Comedian Jerry Rocha talks with Kristen about how he dealt with the death his best friend and comedian Mike DeStefano, his mother's sexual assault and emotional abuse he took from his ex-girlfriend. He also talks about never knowing his father and finding out about a sister he's never met. It's chockfull of emotions! Enjoy.

Duration: 01:12:22

#27 Depression in the Black Community

This week, listener Danny joins Kristen to chat about what it was like growing up depressed in non-white culture and how depression was/is considered a "white mans" disease. They also talk about how it's handled in schools, on the streets and in the sheets (jk about the sheets part, it just sounded good). Thanks for listening!

Duration: 01:03:37

#26 Losing Interest in Everything (but this podcast, of course)

Kristen chats with herself about losing interest in hobbies and activities she once loved. She also talks about how she actually used to love life and how she thinks she could get that love back. Also, a who's sadder with Harvey Weinstein and his little friend (his wiener).

Duration: 00:50:14

#25.5 BONUS EP. Getting Real. Almost Too Real.

Here's a minipod from Patreon that Kristen posts once a week. It's much more raw than the regular episodes. It's more of a depression journal than a podcast. Subscribe if you want to hear more of them:

Duration: 00:08:57

#25 Eating Disorders and more! Yum.

On this episode is Kristen's roommate Diana. They talk about Diana's depression; how it causes her to not live up to her potential, when it all started and how keeping busy helped. They also talk about eating disorders and how Kristen finally got back to a healthy relationship with food. And, of course Who's Sadder!

Duration: 00:55:16

#24 Rage is all the Rage

This week, Kristen ch(ills) by herself and talks about a lot of moments she's been overcome with rage and why she no longer has too much of it (for now). She also talks about Hugh Hefner's ladies, Prince Harry and the super fun, totally under utilized guillotine.

Duration: 00:52:24

#23 Borderline Personality Disorder and Kyle!

In this episode, Kristen and Kyle talk about Borderline Personality Disorder and Comedian Pete Davidson's recent reveal about his struggles with it. They also talk about the Salem Witch Trials, Kyle's ween and of course, Seinfeld.

Duration: 00:48:10

#22 When You Gay and People Ain't Nice About It

Kristen chats with her childhood friend Denny about what it's like growing up as a homosexual in a conservative town, coming out and losing your father to cancer. Find Denny @Dennylovemusic.

Duration: 01:15:53

#21 Support Networks, Hypnotism and Tom Brady Sucks

Kristen is joined by her friend Dan Jordan ( who is a Patriots fan (loser). They discuss support networks, support groups, bad ideas before stand up comedy shows and the best time to fly (for bad flyers). They also do a football themed Who's Sadder to kick of the football season and talk about why it's good to express your emotions. SORRY FOR THE BUZZING AND BACKGROUND NOISE.

Duration: 01:00:39

#20 OCD, Intrusive Thoughts and, Kyle!

This week, Kristen has Kyle back and they discuss Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, weird ticks they have and superstitions. They also have the best/worst Who's Sadder debate in the show's history along with a conversation about releasing the suicide episode. They also discuss Christine Chubbuck, the news reporter who committed suicide on air in 1974.

Duration: 01:17:07

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