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  • Season One In Review (Re – Broadcast)

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  • Season Four In Review

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  • Living Proof that Reaching Out Saves Lives (Travis Pipes)

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  • Off the Sidelines- Ripple Report Four (Ted Perry)

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

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  • Loving and Supporting Someone with Mental-Health Challenges

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  • Lessons Learned from Depression (Tom Wavre)

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

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

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  • Treating the Causes vs. the Symptoms of Depression (Dr. James Greenblatt)

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  • Depression 101+

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  • Giving Voice to Depression, profiled on FOX6 Milwaukee

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  • NEVER GIVE UP

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  • Season Three in Review

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  • Depression; A Couple’s Perspective

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  • Ripple Report Three; The Tribe Theater Company

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  • Don’t Ignore The Signs Of Childhood Depression (Sally)

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  • Starting The Conversation (Comedian Frank King)

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  • The Gift Of Listening

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  • Support From People Who Truly Understand

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  • Depression, The Holidays And Scrooge

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  • Taking Giving Voice to Depression’s message to the airwaves

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  • Black Mental Health Matters

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  • Don’t Give Up

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  • Building Your Recovery; Brick By Brick

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  • Words are Powerful

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  • An Open Letter on #GivingTuesday

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  • “College Depression” (Justin)

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  • Suiting Up and Showing Up

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  • A Unique Perspective (Kevin Briggs)

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  • The Strength is All Yours

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  • Be Not Afraid

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  • The Power Of Compassion- Part Two

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  • The Power of Empathy- Part One

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  • Season Two In Review

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  • Teen Depression And Suicide; Not Alone- Part 2

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  • Teen Depression And Suicide; Not Alone- Part 1

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  • Suicide Prevention; Part Two

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  • Suicide Prevention; Part One

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  • Research Underway To Personalize Depression Treatment (Dr. Madhukar Tridedi)

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  • Depression in the Elderly

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  • This is Her Brave

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  • Self Help (Duff The Psych)

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  • Offering And Asking For Support (Ben)

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  • Depression Lies (Terry)

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  • Perfectly Hidden Depression (Dr. Margaret Rutherford)

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  • Fighting Stigma- Stories Vs. Education (Patrick Corrigan, PsyD)

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  • Identifying and Managing Depression (Liz)

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  • Ripple Report 2 (Patrick)

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  • Ask A Different Question

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  • Season One In Review

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  • “Antepartum, Anti-stigma and Antidotes.” (Isabelle)

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  • How are you… for real?

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  • “No B.S. Allowed” (Sarah)

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  • Depressed vs. Sad

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  • “Depression, Business, & Royalty”

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  • “A Unique Grief” (Mettie)

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  • A Father’s Story (Abe)

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  • “Survivor” (Steve)

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  • Ripple Report No. 1 (Nina)

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  • Stigma – Part 3: “Benefits of Reducing”

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  • Stigma – Part 2: “Consequences & Dangers”

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  • Stigma – Part 1: “It’s Real”

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  • “Empathy Exhaustion” (Adele)

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  • “Rx Caution” (Bridget)

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  • “Family Secrets” (Jose)

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Season One In Review (Re – Broadcast)

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 15, 2018

  (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…

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Season Four In Review

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 8, 2018

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…

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Off the Sidelines- Ripple Report Four (Ted Perry)

By Giving Voice to Depression on April 24, 2018

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.   Link…

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Lessons Learned from Depression (Tom Wavre)

By Giving Voice to Depression on April 3, 2018

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…

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Depression 101+

By Giving Voice to Depression on March 6, 2018

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…

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Season Three in Review

By Giving Voice to Depression on February 6, 2018

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!…

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Depression; A Couple’s Perspective

By Giving Voice to Depression on January 30, 2018

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…

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Ripple Report Three; The Tribe Theater Company

By Giving Voice to Depression on January 23, 2018

This episode started with am email from Lindsey with The Tribe ensemble theater, saying that hearing the stories shared on Giving Voice to Depression has helped her both personally and professionally.  Out of respect to…

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The Gift Of Listening

By Giving Voice to Depression on January 2, 2018

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

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Depression, The Holidays And Scrooge

By Giving Voice to Depression on December 19, 2017

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…

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Black Mental Health Matters

By Giving Voice to Depression on December 12, 2017

A mental-health professional discusses how cultural beliefs and stigma prevented him from getting help for his depression for years. He now takes his empowering message to schools and conferences because, like all mental health, Black…

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Building Your Recovery; Brick By Brick

By Giving Voice to Depression on December 5, 2017

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.    

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“College Depression” (Justin)

By Giving Voice to Depression on November 28, 2017

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…

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A Unique Perspective (Kevin Briggs)

By Giving Voice to Depression on November 21, 2017

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…

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The Power Of Compassion- Part Two

By Giving Voice to Depression on November 14, 2017

Six years after their chance, life-saving meeting on a bridge, In part two of “The Power of Compassion,” Jonny and Neil reunite. They are now partners in mental-health advocacy, sharing their message of hope and…

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The Power of Empathy- Part One

By Giving Voice to Depression on November 7, 2017

The Bridge: A powerful story of a man who had given up hope, and a stranger who took the time to give him some.   At Giving Voice to Depression, we often say it’s our…

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Season Two In Review

By Giving Voice to Depression on October 31, 2017

Podcast co-hosts Bridget and Terry look back at lessons they learned from the many people who shared their stories and expertise in the the episodes of season two.

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Teen Depression And Suicide; Not Alone- Part 2

By Giving Voice to Depression on September 26, 2017

We continue our look at teen depression via the outstanding documentary Not Alone — using excerpts from the film and interviews with its directors. This episode focuses on social media’s affect on mental health.  …

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Teen Depression And Suicide; Not Alone- Part 1

By Giving Voice to Depression on September 19, 2017

  A teenager, who lost a friend to suicide, interviews other teens in the documentary Not Alone to try to understand their struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide. Giving Voice to Depression was given…

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Suicide Prevention; Part Two

By Giving Voice to Depression on September 12, 2017

  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…

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Suicide Prevention; Part One

By Giving Voice to Depression on September 6, 2017

  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,…

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Depression in the Elderly

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 22, 2017

A 93-year-old woman, who is not sure if she is clinically depressed or if she just finds the end of life depressing, shares her story and a message for the children and grandchildren of seniors.

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This is Her Brave

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 15, 2017

  A mental health advocate shares her story that includes four involuntary hospitalizations, a period of anonymous blogging, and the life-changing decision to stop hiding her struggles. Her bravery has inspired others to share their…

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Self Help (Duff The Psych)

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 8, 2017

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.   Duff the Psych’s website: http://www.duffthepsych.com/  

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Offering And Asking For Support (Ben)

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 1, 2017

It helps to be able to talk about your experience with depression, and the ways someone can support you when you’re really “in it.” But timing is everything. Ben shares his story, and some really…

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Depression Lies (Terry)

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 25, 2017

Podcast co-host Terry gives voice to her struggles, reminds us why we should not believe the lies depression spews, and offers a message of hope and recovery.    

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Ripple Report 2 (Patrick)

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 27, 2017

  A clinical social worker, impacted by our last podcast (“Ask a Different Question”)  and the article we discussed in it, says he’s approaching his work differently and that clients are benefiting.  

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Ask A Different Question

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 20, 2017

When speaking to someone (including yourself) with depression, there are questions that assess risk, and others that start discussions and promote understanding. Learn the difference. In this just-posted episode of Giving Voice to Depression, we…

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Season One In Review

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 1, 2017

As we wrap up our first season, we thank everyone who has come forward to share their experience with depression. In this review, we summarize and feature highlights from each of the episodes. If one…

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How are you… for real?

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 16, 2017

Lisa, a new mother gets real about insecurity, anxiety and postpartum depression, and challenges other new parents to do the same. Here is a link to The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS) we mentioned in the…

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“No B.S. Allowed” (Sarah)

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 10, 2017

Sarah exposes the cunning way depression talks to us and the dark conclusions it causes us to make. She also warns us to be aware that certain birth-control methods can play into the depression equation.

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Depressed vs. Sad

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 2, 2017

Giving Voice to Depression gets one question more than all others:  What’s the difference between depressed and sad? Three experts lead the discussion. “I like to think of depression as a parasite, because it does all…

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“Depression, Business, & Royalty”

By Giving Voice to Depression on April 27, 2017

A man on a mission to break the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace.  We have to start discussing, reacting to and treating mental illness like any other physical illness. Our brain is…

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Ripple Report No. 1 (Nina)

By Giving Voice to Depression on April 1, 2017

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” ~ Dalai Lama Giving Voice to Depression will release Ripple Reports when we learn…

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Stigma – Part 1: “It’s Real”

By Giving Voice to Depression on March 14, 2017

In the first of a 3-part series, we hear from people with depression who confirm that Stigma is not only a reality, but one of the greatest barriers to effective treatment and recovery.

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“Rx Caution” (Bridget)

By Giving Voice to Depression on February 28, 2017

Bridget, the co-host of Giving Voice to Depression, shares her recent experience starting a new antidepressant, and reminds us the warnings about possible suicidal thoughts are there for a reason.

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