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More than 15% of people in the US are affected by Major Depressive Disorder. Beyond the stigma and the black and white photos on tumblr, depression exists as a daily reality for many of us. Yet there are few voices discussing what daily life with depression is really like. We are here to change that, with consistent discussion, supportive & hopeful joy, and jokes. Lots of jokes. Join Will and Lauren as they discuss their experiences surviving day to day life, talk about current events in the world of depression, and offer up healthy activities for coping. The goal: hope for the depressed and knowledge for those who aren't. Always real, often relevant, occasionally preachy - This is Super Down.

More than 15% of people in the US are affected by Major Depressive Disorder. Beyond the stigma and the black and white photos on tumblr, depression exists as a daily reality for many of us. Yet there are few voices discussing what daily life with depression is really like. We are here to change that, with consistent discussion, supportive & hopeful joy, and jokes. Lots of jokes. Join Will and Lauren as they discuss their experiences surviving day to day life, talk about current events in the world of depression, and offer up healthy activities for coping. The goal: hope for the depressed and knowledge for those who aren't. Always real, often relevant, occasionally preachy - This is Super Down.
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More than 15% of people in the US are affected by Major Depressive Disorder. Beyond the stigma and the black and white photos on tumblr, depression exists as a daily reality for many of us. Yet there are few voices discussing what daily life with depression is really like. We are here to change that, with consistent discussion, supportive & hopeful joy, and jokes. Lots of jokes. Join Will and Lauren as they discuss their experiences surviving day to day life, talk about current events in the world of depression, and offer up healthy activities for coping. The goal: hope for the depressed and knowledge for those who aren't. Always real, often relevant, occasionally preachy - This is Super Down.

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Episodes

#15 Pizza and Suicide

6/29/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are celebrating episode 15 and Will's successful relocation to the Southeast! Hooray! In this short episode, Will and Lauren talk about an article discussing the different ways police have responded to potential suicide victims with food. The author thinks these situations have global significance, so Will and Lauren reel it in a bit. In this episode: the answer is pizza; Vice Presents: Munchies; soul food; BuzzFeed titles. Links...

Duration: 00:25:13


#14 Tommy Kirkpatrick: Dog Whisperer

6/16/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are a day late and a dollar short! Thanks for your patience this week as Will has been moving to across country and we've been crazily trying to get this episode to you. This week we talk about what it might look like for Will to introduce his new housemates to his depression. What are you allowed to say to new people about your illness? And what are you allowed to ask for from them? Meanwhile, Lauren discloses her relationship to the Dog...

Duration: 00:30:01


#13 Goodbye California!

6/1/2016
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Rate and Review Us on iTunes! This week we talk about Will's upcoming move to Mississippi for grad school and how he's navigating the move - but not before we blame women for the world's ills. Lauren chimes in with memories from her move to Philadelphia, and we discuss moving to a new psychiatrist, the benefits of small city life and big city life, and how to prepare for the stresses and triggers being uprooted. Mississippi, there go that man! In this episode: #WomenAmIRight; the big...

Duration: 00:43:57


#12 Super Down Unplugged

5/18/2016
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Please rate , review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welp. Definitely not our best episode. Content problems and technical problems made this a short episode. Take this as a small peek into our friendship and our wackiness. In this episode: Scarlet Fire; trying too hard; waiting to watch House of Cards; clipping nails on the train; James Spader, you my dad! Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you...

Duration: 00:21:16


#11 Diarrhea Balmorhea

5/4/2016
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After you survive the heart attack, your doctor will tell you to lower your red meat intake and increase your exercise. Should the doctor tell her depressed patient to lay off the darkness and consume more light-hearted stuff? Today, Will and Lauren dive into this question of whether or not they ought to "consume the darkness." They also talk about some of their favorite shows, the Mosul Dam, and North Korea. This episode brought to you by Super Down & Sons, purveyors of imported gourmet...

Duration: 00:44:52


#10 SD Book Club: How to Goodbye Depression

4/20/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welcome to our first ever Super Down Book Club! This week we review the seminal classic "How to Good-Bye Depression:If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?" by Hiroyuki Nishigaki. You will learn all the secrets of this book and you will be enlightened. In a fair and balanced review, Will and Lauren discuss the books many shortcomings, unpack and attempt to make sense of the what Nishigaki is suggesting, and find...

Duration: 00:49:03


#9 Panic! When I Like a Pic on Facebook

4/6/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Does Facebook the cause depression? Is "social media depression" a legit diagnosis? What might trigger me or my depressed friends when we are online? Today we take a deep dive into the world of social media and depression. We review 5 possible reasons depressed people respond poorly to social media; discuss our (limited) experiences on Facebook and twitter; and ask why people post suicide notes on their digital walls. Also, Lauren previews...

Duration: 00:46:59


#8 Dead Air

3/23/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We're back and decidedly not better than ever! In the midst of hard weeks, when the depression starts getting an upper hand, doing some kind of activity can be really helpful. On this episode we get together to do a crossword puzzle and try not to die. We live in Principle #2: For the depressed person, activity is always better than inactivity. In this episode: Our ASMR podcast; the "want-to-die" meter; eating good in the neighborhood; 4 letter...

Duration: 00:38:45


#7 The Klonopin Stash

3/9/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! It seems like we just can't say enough about our medications! Likely because they have become a big part of our daily lives. Every morning we wake up and take our meds. We go to the pharmacy once a month. We get new prescriptions, refills. It's become routine, almost to the point of forgetting how critical it is to us being functional people. There's so much to say aboutpsycho-pharmacology, and we are just scraping the surface here as we talk...

Duration: 00:32:38


#6 All Needles and No Pizza

2/23/2016
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Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are back on our regular bi-weekly release schedule! Thanks for sticking with us through Premier Week and thanks for being so kind to us. This week, we go hunting for information on our medication and get overwhelmed by the amount of info we find. We also ask the question, what should folks with depression do with all this scientific and medical knowledge? In this episode: How to start a podcast; getting started on prozac; fluoxetine - for...

Duration: 00:39:48


#5 The Massive Depression Venn Diagram

2/11/2016
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Please rate and review us on iTunes! Who knew that working on a podcast about depression could be so darn interesting? We get slightly nostalgic and talk about the history of our show and how we got to where we are now (aka episode 5). It is decidedly not depressing! We also talk about our love of organizing which is very indicative of our personalities. Spurious Correlationshttp://tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations The Art of Clean...

Duration: 00:36:47


#3 Grandma Got Run Over by Depression

2/11/2016
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Genetics? DNA? Rats? We don't know much about science, but we do try to make sense of it. Feel free to send us tweets and messages about how we butchered the science here, but try to go easy on us. Lots to think on when it comes to the way our biology affects our disposition to depression. Article here:http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes In this episode: fat cat blues; epigenetics; your brain on meth(ylation); nurture vs nature;...

Duration: 00:42:28


#2 Breadmakers After Dark

2/8/2016
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Episode 2 baby! They don't want you to succeed, but we will. Bless up. Welcome to the show and thank you for your support. In this episode: More DSM V discussion; how did these people get out of bed?; "Depression Pornography;" the myth of beautiful suffering; depression memes. If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text...

Duration: 00:35:59


#1 Watch Me Work!

2/2/2016
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This is our very first episode! Welcome to the show and thank you for your support. In this episode: DSM V discussion; many trips to the Dollar Tree; "Miss Social Butterfly;" it's important to do the thing. If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text Line by texting the word "start" to 741 741.For more information, visit...

Duration: 00:24:57