34 episodes

Gen Z and Millennial stories on those (temporary) chapters when life gets weird. Welcome to Depressed and Sh*t - casual convos on mental health in a social media-driven, pandemic-era world - hosted by depressed and perpetually underemployed Lea Madda. Each week, a new guest joins to share on personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and all that shit in between. Real stories and real people. Hop on?

Depressed and Sh*t Lea Madda

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Gen Z and Millennial stories on those (temporary) chapters when life gets weird. Welcome to Depressed and Sh*t - casual convos on mental health in a social media-driven, pandemic-era world - hosted by depressed and perpetually underemployed Lea Madda. Each week, a new guest joins to share on personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and all that shit in between. Real stories and real people. Hop on?

    The Kids Is Alright - Season 1 FINALE

    The Kids Is Alright - Season 1 FINALE

    We have arrived at a temporary end.
    Ready for some fuzz aka fuzzy f**cking feelings? Actually, no, let's call it GROWTH. Lea checks back in with various Depressed Guests from throughout the season.
    CLICK: Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 34 min
    Yes, I Got Laid Off - Yes, I Am 1000% Happier -- with George Milsap

    Yes, I Got Laid Off - Yes, I Am 1000% Happier -- with George Milsap

    When losing a job CAN ACTUALLY BE A GOOD THING?
    Meet George (he/him). George has anxiety.  Deep, intense anxiety.  For many reasons.  Sprinting from gig to gig as an orchestral violinist, with no clear job security (classic!).  Constantly hustling to secure the next opportunity. Balancing this identity as a gay man in a heteronormative country and heteronormative industry. Here's a story on how the pandemic helped someone find clarity.
    Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 37 min
    Self Harm -- Let'sss Talk About It? - with Destiny Jones

    Self Harm -- Let'sss Talk About It? - with Destiny Jones

    Approximately 17% of all people will self harm in their lifetime (based on analysis across forty countries) -- and only HALF of those folks seek help of any kind.  Considering those numbers, this topic is worth talking about, yes??? Meet Destiny Jones (she/her), fresh out of high school, college right around the corner, carrying with her a story on cutting, moving through emotional pain, and how and why she asked for help.
    Learn more about Destiny and her brand spanking new A Thousand Wishes here!
    CLICK: Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 28 min
    Pure O(CD) + Exposure Therapy + Shit - with Connor Kelly-Eiding

    Pure O(CD) + Exposure Therapy + Shit - with Connor Kelly-Eiding

    So. Listen. There's a form of OCD that shows NO external, physical signs of OCD. None. Nada. Ya know -- the way that most of us typically think of OCD. And many folks go DECADES of their life without receiving a diagnosis or having any name for their struggle. Meet Connor Kelly-Eiding (she/her), whose daily experience includes Pure-O.  As she moves through grad school towards therapist licensure. Largely thanks to ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention therapy.
    CLICK: Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 35 min
    Bye Bye Binaries - with Joseph Baca

    Bye Bye Binaries - with Joseph Baca

    Gender + grief + saying bye to a therapist.
    Joseph Baca (he/she/they) identifies as a queer, non-binary, demiboy.  Unsure of any of those terms?  Joseph is more than thrilled to explain.  Was this thrill + level of comfort with their queerness always the case? Not exactly. Not in recent political climates of yore... After losing a close friend to suicide and reluctantly parting ties with his therapist, Joseph is looking at the world from a new lens. One that isn't down with the oppression of the gender binary... or any binary for that matter.
    TW: death by suicide
    Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 37 min
    Yup to Therapy + Hell Nah to Anxiety - with Natalie Rodriguez

    Yup to Therapy + Hell Nah to Anxiety - with Natalie Rodriguez

    On generalized anxiety + cognitive behavioral therapy.  So like... how would you describe your relationship to your therapist (or mentor or coach)?  BFF-ish?  Best-friend-adjacent? That's how Natalie Rodriguez (she/her) would describe hers.  9 years.  The length of time Natalie has managed sleep-destroying generalized anxiety.  Also the length of time Natalie has spent building a trusting and supportive relationship with her therapist - using the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methodology.  Ready to relate to this episode like you wouldn't goddamn believe?
    Learn more about Natalie and HOWARD ORIGINAL/her films/books/advocacy HERE.
    Connect on Instagram at @depressedanshit
    Got a story to share? Interested in coming on the show? Email us any time at depressedandshitpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

RGS316 ,

Fascinating and accessible!

Lea is such an energetic and engaging host, and she always navigates such complex subject matter with poise and respect. The guests are always varied and knowledgeable, so the show always has a fresh angle!

AnthonySeyz ,

Great podcast🤓

Love this podcast. It’s so interesting and funny. Lea is a great host and I can’t wait for more podcast!

ChaneleCasaubon ,

Love Love LOVE this podcast!

Love this B*!$#! Excellent interviews, important questions and honest conversations! HIGHLY recommend this podcast during these very traumatic times

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