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Depression affects more than 300,000,000 worldwide. So basically, if you don't have it yourself, you know someone who does. Giving Voice to Depression was founded to start discussions that reduce stigma and promote understanding. We look at depression from many angles. A journalist with depression pre-produces short (7-10 minute) interview segments, and then the sister co-hosts, who both live with depression, comment on the issues presented. The episodes are informative and hopeful-- and seldom depressing. It's time to shine some light on depression's darkness! Join us.

Giving Voice to Depression Giving Voice to Depression

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 116 Ratings

Depression affects more than 300,000,000 worldwide. So basically, if you don't have it yourself, you know someone who does. Giving Voice to Depression was founded to start discussions that reduce stigma and promote understanding. We look at depression from many angles. A journalist with depression pre-produces short (7-10 minute) interview segments, and then the sister co-hosts, who both live with depression, comment on the issues presented. The episodes are informative and hopeful-- and seldom depressing. It's time to shine some light on depression's darkness! Join us.

    Generational Trauma, Race and Mental Health

    Generational Trauma, Race and Mental Health

    When people talk about the well-established link between trauma and depression and other mental-health challenges, they tend to think of traumatic events experienced directly by the people themselves. But Generational trauma (also known as intergenerational trauma) can impact the children, grandchildren and other descendants of the directly-impacted individuals as well.
    Beliefs, fears, attitudes toward one’s self and others, as well as unhealthy coping mechanisms are just some of the ways inherited trauma can affect future generations.
    Mark Powless, Oneida Nation General Manager, talks about how the many injustices suffered by Native Americans have impacted his community and family.

    Resources Mark suggests: Oneida Nation website: https://oneida-nsn.gov/

    Sky Woman Lives in Me by Roberta Capasso: https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Woman-Lives-Roberta-Capasso/dp/1483443469

    Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 by Brenda Child: https://www.amazon.com/Boarding-School-Seasons-American-1900-1940-dp-0803214804/dp/0803214804/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

    Healing the Sound Wound by Eduardo Duran: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Soul-Wound-Trauma-Informed-Multicultural/dp/0807761397/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/135-3617730-3257642?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0807761397&pd_rd_r=8061cd39-62bb-4bb8-af3f-6c70a5adeb39&pd_rd_w=7ZtBB&pd_rd_wg=i74Fv&pf_rd_p=a0d6e967-6561-454c-84f8-2ce2c92b79a6&pf_rd_r=HGSXE2H80P0180KW9PNY&psc=1&refRID=HGSXE2H80P0180KW9PNY

    • 17 min
    Generational Trauma, Race and Mental Health

    Generational Trauma, Race and Mental Health

    When people talk about the well-established link between trauma and depression and other mental-health challenges, they tend to think of traumatic events experienced directly by the people themselves. But Generational trauma (also known as intergenerational trauma) can impact the children, grandchildren and other descendants of the directly-impacted individuals as well.
    Beliefs, fears, attitudes toward one’s self and others, as well as unhealthy coping mechanisms are just some of the ways inherited trauma can affect future generations.
    Mark Powless, Oneida Nation General Manager, talks about how the many injustices suffered by Native Americans have impacted his community and family.

    Resources Mark suggests: Oneida Nation website: https://oneida-nsn.gov/

    Sky Woman Lives in Me by Roberta Capasso: https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Woman-Lives-Roberta-Capasso/dp/1483443469

    Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 by Brenda Child: https://www.amazon.com/Boarding-School-Seasons-American-1900-1940-dp-0803214804/dp/0803214804/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

    Healing the Sound Wound by Eduardo Duran: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Soul-Wound-Trauma-Informed-Multicultural/dp/0807761397/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/135-3617730-3257642?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0807761397&pd_rd_r=8061cd39-62bb-4bb8-af3f-6c70a5adeb39&pd_rd_w=7ZtBB&pd_rd_wg=i74Fv&pf_rd_p=a0d6e967-6561-454c-84f8-2ce2c92b79a6&pf_rd_r=HGSXE2H80P0180KW9PNY&psc=1&refRID=HGSXE2H80P0180KW9PNY

    • 17 min
    Teach Your Children Well(ness)

    Teach Your Children Well(ness)

    As parents, we have a responsibility to prepare our children for life. And there's a strong possibility that future will include mental-health struggles. Speaking openly about mental illness reduces fear, misinformation and stigma. In today's episode, TJ talks about a recent conversation he had with his 9-year-old son. Now is the perfect time to start.

    • 20 min
    Teach Your Children Well(ness)- MHAofWI

    Teach Your Children Well(ness)- MHAofWI

    As parents, we have a responsibility
    to prepare our children for life.
    And there's a strong possibility
    that future will include mental-health struggles.
    Speaking openly about mental illness
    reduces fear, misinformation and stigma.
    In today's episode, TJ talks
    about a recent conversation he had with his 9-year-old son.
    Now is the perfect time to start.

    • 20 min
    Keep Searching for What Works for You

    Keep Searching for What Works for You

    Depression can make us want to give up.
    Trauma can add anger, shame, guilt and other strong emotions to the mix.
    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing and recovery.
    And the fact something(s) doesn't work is very different than believing nothing ever will.
    Renee's inspiring story is about never giving up on yourself or your recovery.
    When meds didn't work for her, she tried something else.
    Then something else.
    And something else.
    Until she eventually found therapies that allow her to feel "like a new person."
    You deserve the help you need, even when it's hard to find.

    • 18 min
    Keep Searching for What Works for You- MHA of WI

    Keep Searching for What Works for You- MHA of WI

    Depression can make us want to give up.
    Trauma can add anger, shame, guilt and other strong emotions to the mix.
    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing and recovery.
    And the fact something(s) doesn't work is very different than believing nothing ever will.
    Renee's inspiring story is about never giving up on yourself or your recovery.
    When meds didn't work for her, she tried something else.
    Then something else.
    And something else.
    Until she eventually found therapies that allow her to feel "like a new person."
    You deserve the help you need, even when it's hard to find.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Jr87218721 ,

I love it

So I have ups and downs about anxiety and depression, I don’t think I have depression but I do have my moments, this show is amazing and I gonna tell you why: they inform you, they teach you and with that you gain knowledge to learn how to deal with your own moments. I learn about rumination in the last episode and I even didn’t know I was doing that with myself or even how to respond when anxiety catch up with my brain. Knowledge is a power roll thanks to give me that!!! Thank you ladies love the show @jrhostins

Colonel Skip ,

Inspiring, insightful, and applicable!

I’m a first time listener and finished 5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain During Coronavirus Stress. Well done. Clearly presented, well organized, and I can put some recommendations into practice today. Thanks

desperateforpeace ,

Depressed and have health issues

I have ms, fibromyalgia, ptsd and a single parent. I have no support, I live in constant pain. I think of death constantly because I want peace. How does someone with chronic illness and depression not think of death?

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