My favorite podcast of the week is The Hilarious World of Depression. Have you listened to this??!! It’s so amazing. John Moe, a comedian and the host of the podcast, has discussions with a lot of famous people about a silent but often deadly disease, he also makes you laugh about it. His first question to all guests, usually comedians, is “Is depression funny?”. They all answer yes, and then they talk about the lonely side of the disease when you try to manage it on your own.
I love this podcast for several reasons and am always on the lookout for a new episode. Like I said, he is having in-depth, very personal conversations about depression and its debilitating effects. So much of what we witness about depression is on TV ads or in magazines in small print that makes no sense - If you take this drug you might feel better. Don’t get me wrong, I think psychopharmaceuticals are fantastic, but what John is doing is different. He is normalizing depression by introducing you to famous people who suffer and how they are combating their mental illness. He puts well known faces to depression making it relatable. You probably need more than a dose of medicine daily to really combats this nightmare.
John gives listeners tips and tricks in every episode. Everybody deals with and handles their depression differently. He gives listeners mini episodes as well, some of which are listener based. People email him with their personal strategies. I tell all my clients that no matter what, you need an arsenal of weapons, a toolbox full of ideas because some days your go-to weapon won’t cut it.
Here’s a link to the podcast - go get it! AND, stop struggling alone! We want to help you, call us right now and start feeling better today. Let’s build your own personal arsenal to kick depression’s ass.