First Responders and Depression (Monica Quesnell)

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 21, 2018

More law-enforcement officers die by suicide than are killed in the line of duty. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Monica Quesnell shares her story of how witnessing a suicide convinced her she needed to quit her job…


College Depression (Justin) Re-broadcast

By Giving Voice to Depression on August 7, 2018

Heading off to college, especially as a freshman, is exciting! It can also be a very stressful and potentially-dangerous time. We strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with the signs of depression, and making your student aware…


Season Five In Review

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 31, 2018

Podcast co-hosts Bridget and Terry look back at the intimate, informative stories of both struggle and resilience that guests shared in Season Five. They highlight some of the lessons that impacted and stuck with them….


The Mask: Hiding Our Depression

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 24, 2018

Stigma, shame and the fact depression is still (too) often seen as a weakness or failing, cause many people with the common illness to hide their struggles and pain behind a mask. While this can…



The Challenge Of Self Forgiveness After A Suicide Attempt

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 17, 2018

How do you forgive yourself for a suicide attempt? Is it the first step to recovery? Is it a necessary step? Is it even possible? This episode’s guest, John, shares that self-forgiveness is the major,…


Depression and Manhood (Roro Asmar)

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 10, 2018

  Men, programmed from childhood to be “tough,” and not to feel, name or express emotions, never to cry and to “man up,” are all-too-often reluctant to seek needed help and support for their depression….


Genetic Testing For Personalized Depression Meds

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 6, 2018

Finding the right medication to treat depression can be frustrating at best, and dangerous at worst. The trial-and-error method now used, complete with 6-12 week waiting periods to see if an Rx works, then weaning…


A Suicide-Attempt Survivor’s Story Of Hope (Mark Henick)

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 26, 2018

It can be so, so hard when you are in depression’s darkness to believe anyone who says “it passes,” “it will get better,” or even “you are loved and needed.” Mark Henick, a suicide-attempt survivor…


Suicide – Myths And Misconceptions (Mark Henick)

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 20, 2018

A suicide-attempt survivor and internationally-recognized mental-health advocate sets the record straight about several common misconceptions about suicide including the idea people attempt “for attention” and that suicide occurs “out of the blue, with no warning.”…