Perfectly Hidden Depression (Dr. Margaret Rutherford)

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 19, 2017

A clinical psychologist reminds us that not everyone who is depressed looks or acts depressed; and the fact that hidden pain and shame still affect us.   Dr. Margaret’s website: http://drmargaretrutherford.com/  


Identifying and Managing Depression (Liz)

By Giving Voice to Depression on July 4, 2017

Liz describes the different types of depressions she has had, and talks about how caring friends can help each other identify and manage depression.  


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.  


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…


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…


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…


“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.


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…