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…


HOW TO Reach Out- Part One (Sam Dylan Finch)

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 29, 2018

Depression is too dark and heavy to face alone. So we’re told to “reach out for help.” But HOW? What words do we use, especially when we might not have the energy or the insight…

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GVTD has an AMAZING Facebook community!

By Giving Voice to Depression on May 15, 2018

For those of you unfamiliar with the Giving Voice to Depression FB community, or with the power of social media to have an impact on mental health, this is an exchange of support happening onĀ …


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…