Bonus Episode: Depression will talk. You don’t have to listen. (And other lessons I’ve learned about depression.)

I put together this episode after the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The loss of both of these talented, successfully, beloved people in one week was tragic. A few days after it happened, I read two great stories that talked about how important it is to tell our stories about getting through depression. When the news media focuses on a suicide and how it happens, it can lead to contagion. But when people tell their personal stories of getting through depression or suicidal thoughts or attempts, it helps people in the midst of a crisis see that they can survive.

In that spirit, I offer up the things I’ve learned from surviving depression, as well as how I got through it. I hope it helps you or someone you love. I’m posting links to the two articles mentioned on the shownotes page, which you can find here:

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USA Today: Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture
At My Darkest Moment, I Reached Out for Help and Chose to Live
Episode 161 of Rosie Acosta’s podcast, Radically Loved
Yogaland episode 49: A True Story of Overcoming Depression, Panic, & Shame


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  1. Thank you for this podcast. I truly appreciate this episode and your sharing your own story

    • I’m so glad it was helpful. Hugs, Andrea

  2. Thanks for this podcast – it was a lovely way to for me to help process the sadness and loss from the recent public suicides. Your ideas on how to be supportive and helpful/not hurtful were easy and have already made their way out of my mouth in speaking with family and friends who are going through a tender time.

    • It makes me so happy to hear, that Emily. Thank you for letting me know. Warmly, Andrea

  3. Andrea, thank you for being open and honest, and having the courage to put yourself out there for the benefit of others. I especially appreciate your application of impermanence.

    • Thank you, Russ! Nice to see your name again 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for speaking up and sharing on this topic. I resonated closely with what you had to share and I’m really grateful someone is talking about it. You were able to put into words some ideas that I haven’t been able to.
    Love &Light <3

    • I’m so happy to hear it was helpful, Sara! Warmly, Andrea


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