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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…

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Dr. John Draper)

By Giving Voice to Depression on June 13, 2018

Recent back-to-back celebrity suicides have put the topic in the headlines. But for many, the thought is there regularly. Help is, too! The vast majority of people who consider suicide get through the crisis period…

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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 on …

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Loving and Supporting Someone with Mental-Health Challenges

By Giving Voice to Depression on April 10, 2018

Rebecca Lombardo fights a battle inside her mind every single day. But she doesn’t fight it alone. Listen as a Detroit-area couple shares the lessons learned in their 17-year marriage; lessons about communication, boundaries, love,…

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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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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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Support From People Who Truly Understand

By Giving Voice to Depression on December 21, 2017

You can’t help but admire people who have been through hell carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.   That thought came to mind as I watched members of the Giving…

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Words are Powerful

By Giving Voice to Depression on December 2, 2017

When Bridget and I produce the Giving Voice to Depression podcast episodes, we have the clear and strong intention of stimulating conversations and understandings that last far longer then a 15-minute listening session.  We want…