For a unique take of how depression is experienced by comedians, prominent figures in the arts, and every day people, check out the podcast, “The Hilarious World of Depression” highly recommended by CPD therapist, Dr. Brandon Kramer. You can also find the podcast on iTunes.
From Dr. Kramer:
“What’s great about this podcast is that you get to hear people’s individual stories full of tribulations, but also triumphs. It is current, relatable, and offers listeners hope and the feeling that they may not be as alone as they may think in their own world of depression.”
From the podcast website:
“A show about clinical depression…with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. If you have not met the disease personally, it’s almost certain that someone you know has, whether it’s a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.”