Show 100 A Look at Out of the Woods and Depression Tips

In this episode, a look at some people with depression, tips and actual things you can do; or not. These are just suggestions. Your healthcare is up to you. I'm just a Sherpa on an ever expansive road.

This is the 100th episode of the podcast. When I made the decision to do this I knew why it was necessary; I’ve experienced people dismissing my symptoms, or a provider wanting me to take a specific medication because it was cheaper than behavioral therapy or exploring other alternatives.

I knew there were other things I could do. But I didn't know what they were. It shouldn't have taken as long as it did. I hope your road isn't as long.

Don't let the head fucker win. If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Find Your Words is a collaborative project from Story Corp and Kaiser Health Foundation to help communicate, educate and provide resources about depression and mental illness.

The Hilarious World of Depression podcast with John Moe interviewing author, videoblogger, educator and a whole bunch of other great stuff, John Green.

Brent Williams is the author of the graphic novel; Out of the Woods. For more information about the New Zealand author you can visit his web site, Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.

If you are feeling ginned up take a look at some of the Anxiety Tips to Help You Cope from

Let Go video from meditation expert Jon Kabat-Zinn

UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center has a number of free audio recordings to help you get started in mindfulness practice.


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This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.