Podcasts

Episodes are listed chronologically, the most recently aired appears at the top of this list. Feel free to listen to these episodes as you relax, do chores around the house, or even while you are commuting or traveling.

TDP Episode 70 photoEpisode 70:  Connection, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guests, Destany and her daughter, 7, each tell the story of their depression and how they are getting out of the cycle of abuse and poverty through therapy and their strong mother-daughter connection. Sunday, October 15, 2017.

TDP Episode 69 photoEpisode 69:  Connection, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Austin, tells the story of his depression and how getting a sense of perspective and practicing gratitude helped him focus outward on what he could do to help others, rather than focusing inward and feeling depressed. Sunday, October 8, 2017.

TDP Episode 68 photoEpisode 68:  Reaching Out, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Francesca, tells the story of her depression and how rejecting the label of “depression” helps her manage her symptoms, allowing her to accept her emotional state and be honest about how she is feeling. Through yoga and her blog she helps others find their own way through depression. Sunday, October 1, 2017.

TDP Episode 67 photoEpisode 67:  Down, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Sara West, tells the story of her depression and how the judicial system still stigmatizes depression and will use it against you in court proceedings. Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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Episode 66:  Food, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dawn Keller, tells the story of her depression and how medication, diet and exercise helped her through the toughest time in her life. Sunday, September 10, 2017.

TDP Episode 65 photoEpisode 65:  Change, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Angela Orlando, tells the story of her depression and how a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and finding the right medication cocktail made all the difference in her life. Sunday, August 27, 2017.

TDP Episode 64 photoEpisode 64:  Inflammation, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Amy Weintraub, tells the story of her depression and practicing yoga lead her on a path to wellbeing, which inspired her to start LifeForce Yoga to help other people through their depression. Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Children Swing Two Black And White SilhouetteEpisode 63: Play, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Amy Una, tells the story of her depression and social anxiety, and how going out in nature helps her feel grounded. She explains how expressing herself in a blog helps with both the anxiety and depression. Sunday, June 18, 2017.

TDP Episode 62 photoEpisode 62: Money, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Serena Freewomyn, tells the story of her depression and living with brain cancer, and how giving to others allows her to keep a positive perspective and the strength to choose her own path through life. Sunday, June 11, 2017.

TDP Episode 61 photoEpisode 61: Summertime, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Suzy Murphy, tells the story of her depression and suicidal ideation, and how a combination of therapy, peer support, medication and persistence has gotten her through the worst struggles. Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Dandelion Black And White Nature Alone FlowerEpisode 60: Isolation, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Molly, tells the story of her depression, bipolar and suicidal ideation, and how ECT (electroshock therapy) has helped her regain her metal health and a more balanced life. Sunday, May 14, 2017.

TDP Episode 59 photoEpisode 59: Nausea, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Carolyn King, is a kinesiologist and tells the story of her depression and how wanting to fit in as a teenager lead serious depression as an adult. Her book “Empowered Happiness” talks about her journey to mental health and wellbeing. Sunday, May 7, 2017.

TDP Episode 58 photoEpisode 58: Hormones, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Ross McKeachie, tells the story of his depression and how yoga and meditation helped him get through his darkest times, and inspired him to start his own business to help others to live their heart’s vision. Sunday, April 28, 2017.

TDP Episode 57 photoEpisode 57: Perseverance, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Ceci, tells the story of her depression and how leaving her state job and starting her own business, Bees’ Knees Creatives, LLC, has helped with cope better with her depression. Sunday, April 23, 2017.

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Episode 56: Apathy, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, de Vie Weinstock, tells the story of her depression and how understanding depression as a feeling rather than a mental illness, has been a helpful perspective for herself and her clients. Also, how focusing on being present, rather than fixating the past or the future, can lead to wellness. Sunday, April 16, 2017.

La MuseEpisode 55: Privilege, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Sarah Sullivan, tells the story of her depression and how, after living in Hong Kong for seven years deprived of nature and fresh air, kinesiology helped her reconnect to her body and spirit which lead her on a path of wellness. Her soon to be published children’s story, “Frankie”, shares some of this journey.  Sunday, March 26, 2017.

V0009398 A frontal outline and a profile of faces expressing anger. EEpisode 54: Anger, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jerry Bradley, tells the story of his depression, his 30 year military career, and how writing has helped him with his PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury). He has a book of poetry called, “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”, available on Amazon.  Sunday, March 12, 2017.

TDP Episode 53 photoEpisode 53: Brain Fry, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Kati Standefer, tells the story of her depression and how writing about depression, anxiety and sexual trauma has helps her writing students to cope and heal. Sunday, March 5, 2017.

tdp-episode-52-photoEpisode 52: Giving, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jane Litscher, tells the story of her depression and how having gratitude and a positive outlook helps her weather low moments. Sunday, February 19, 2017.

episode-51-photoEpisode 51: Time, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jason LeValley, tells the story of his depression and how medication helped when talk therapy failed to alleviate his depression. Sunday, February 12, 2017.

tdp-episode-50-photoEpisode 50: Insults, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Halsy Taylor, tells the story of her depression and how having a brain disorder has helped her see the importance of de-stigmatizing depression and other brain disorders. Sunday, February 5, 2017.

tdp-episode-49-photoEpisode 49: Busy, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Alok Appadurai, tells the story of his depression and how he believes that asking for help with mental health and addiction should be viewed without sigma, the same as getting help from a trainer at the gym. Sunday, January 29, 2017.

episode-48-imageEpisode 48: Nature, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Montrose, tells the story of his depression and how letting go of family “superstition” against seeking help allowed him to get on medication that really helps with depression. Sunday, January 22, 2017.

tdp-episode-47-photoEpisode 47: Love, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Al Levin, tells the story of his depression and how joining a men’s depression support group helped him survive suicidal ideation. Sunday, January 15, 2017.

tdp-episode-46-photoEpisode 46: Stigma, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Melissa, tells the story of her depression and how essential oils and other alternative therapies helped her find joy and cope with depression. Sunday, December 18, 2016

episode-45-photoEpisode 45: Holiday Depression, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jenn, tells the story of her depression and how Christmas triggers memories of her interrupted pregnancy last year. Sunday, December 11, 2016

tdp-episode-44-photoEpisode 44: Higher Power, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Tina, tells the story of her depression and her decision to ween off medications. She explains how 12 step groups are crucial in this process. Sunday, November 27, 2016

tdp-episode-43-photoEpisode 43: In Bed, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Carol Hodson, tells the story of her depression and bipolar. And how her mother’s experience of bipolar and depression has helped her understand her own diagnosis. Sunday, November 20, 2016

tdp-episode-42Episode 42: Spontaneous, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Nico, tells the story of their suicidal depression and how Nico realized that you can still be happy even with major depression. Sunday, November 6, 2016

tdp-episode-41-photoEpisode 41: Spontaneous, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Zach Funk, tells the story of his suicidal depression and how his early experiences with depression allowed him to help others with suicidal depression. Sunday, October 30, 2016

tdp-episode-40-photoEpisode 40: Negativity, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Carol, tells the story of her depression, and how she is contemplating her lifespan as she approaches 84 years old. Sunday, October 23, 2016

tdp-episode-39-photoEpisode 39: Ease, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Elena Rose Kress, tells the story of her depression, and how LifeForce Yoga helped her through her depression. She recently became the director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. Sunday, October 16, 2016

tdp-episode-38-photoEpisode 38: Tired, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dr. Kenneth Weene, tells the story of his experience with treating people with depression and his belief that depression is not a diagnosis but symptoms of a complex system. Sunday, October 9, 2016

3294567439_d582336e5c_bEpisode 37: Sensitive, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, George tells the story of his depression, and how being both highly sensitive and prone to depression are as much gifts as they are burdens. Sunday, October 2, 2016

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Episode 36: Full Moon, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Tracey tells the story of her depression, and how her suicidal attempt during a blackout rage/possession, lead her on a rocky path to wellness through yoga and meditation. Sunday, September 18, 2016

episode-35-photoEpisode 35: Uncertainty, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Tina tells the story of her depression, and her suicidal attempt lead to successful therapy for a childhood trauma and eventual health and wellbeing. Sunday, September 11, 2016

episode-34-imageEpisode 34: Community, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jay tells the story of his depression, and the challenges of losing a beloved cat, but that having twins on the way has alleviated some of his dark feelings. Sunday, September 4, 2016

TDP Episode 33 photoEpisode 33: Service, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Michelle Angel Powell, tells the story of her depression, and how coming out and getting divorced lead to a serious time of depression, but ultimately a happy life with both her new partner and her ex-husband. Sunday, August 28, 2016

TDP Episode 32 photoEpisode 32: Homecoming, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Stephanie, tells the story of her depression, and how moving a lot and being the new kid shaped her sense of self. Sunday, August 21, 2016

Woman_redhead_natural_portraitEpisode 31: Transformation, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Debra, tells the story of her depression, and how EMDR therapy has helped relieve symptoms of lifelong depression. Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Episode 30: Honesty, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Priya, tells the story of her depression, and how deciding to become an artist lead her out of depression. Sunday, July 24, 2016

UNKNOWM_MEDALLION_-POSSIBLY_AADAC_or_NA_b_-_Flickr_-_woody1778aEpisode 29: Judgement, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Rae, tells the story of his depression, and how twelve step programs, therapy and the right medication helped him find some balance. Sunday, July 17, 2016

imgres-2Episode 28: Travel, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Steve, tells the story of his depression, and how getting diagnosis and treatment for his bipolar disorder has given him new perspective on his life. Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Episode 27: Packing, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Mellinda Cromeens, tells the story of her depression, and how medication and her love of dance helped her be able to find acceptance and a sense of wellbeing: Sunday, May 29, 2016

children-at-well-paintingEpisode 26: Struggle, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Cam, tells the story of his depression and how his experiences fed into his depression: Sunday, May 22, 2016

fibromyalgia-2Episode 25: Endings, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dan, tells the story of his depression and how, from the depths of his depression, a determination to heal from fibromyalgia allowed him to heal his depression as well: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_106Episode 24: Creativity, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jorge, tells the story of his depression and how reframing his viewpoint helped him though some difficult times: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Photo for episode 23Episode 23: Empathy, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Sarah, tells the story of her depression and how having family support and finding the right medication allowed her to navigate her bipolar disorder: Sunday, May 1, 2016

camera-609280_960_720Episode 22: Energy, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Hilary, tells the story of her depression from childhood onward, and how getting to a breaking point allowed her to pursue her love of photography:  Sunday, April 24, 2016

colorado-561572_960_720Episode 21: Acceptance, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Adam, tells the story of his depression after returning from Iraq and how he has founded an organization, Huts for Vets, to help veterans reintegrate into their communities:  Sunday, April 17, 2016

20151105_161703Episode 20: Family, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Scott Shoemaker, tells the story of his struggles with depression. How writing about his anxiety and depression helped him cope and find a way to help others: Sunday, April 10, 2016

(13)_Krishna_Thousand_Avatars_of_Vishnu_Hindu_Temple_Hazara_Rama_at_Hampi_Karnataka_India_2014-1Episode 19: Trauma, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Sean Cannon tells the story of his depression, a childhood obsession with death and how he found peace through Bhakti Yoga: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Episode 18 image (1)Episode 18: Sleep, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Joann Lutz tells the story of her depression and how studying yoga helped her through the depression: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Episode 17: Coming soon, will be added when glitch has been fixed. Advice, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Katie Roger, tells the story of her depression: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dr Davied BurceliEpisode 16: Walking, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dr. David Burceli, tells the story of his depression and how he developed Trauma Releasing Exercises after his own recovery from trauma related depression: Sunday, March 6, 2016

dvasine dykumaEpisode 15: Home, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Thomas Herreras, tells the story of his depression and how he couldn’t recover from alcoholism until he got lasting help for his depression: Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

TDP Episode 14 photoEpisode 14: Stress, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Eli Burke tells the story of his depression growing up. How struggling with puberty made suicide feel like an option: Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Sugar Rationing (1)Episode 13: Vulnerable, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Sarah Litscher tells the story of her depression and how growing up during World War II impacted her depression: Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

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Episode 12 photoEpisode 12: Friendship, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Debra tells the story of her depression and how low self-esteem and an eating disorder lead to bullying and more depression: Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

TDP Episode 11 websit photoEpisode 11: Childhood, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jeffrey tells the story of his depression and how he struggled to work though it and keep his family together. Originally aired: Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

Episode 10 photoEpisode 10: Happy, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Amber Dee tells the story of her depression and how she used humor and faith to overcome a physical ailment. Originally aired: Sunday, Jan 24, 2016

Episode 9: Paranoia, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Hanaa Obeidat tells the story of her childhood and adolescent depression and how having a breakdown allowed her to get help. Originally aired: Sunday, Jan 17, 2016

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Episode 8: Imposter, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Jennifer Scott tells the story of her depression and the film she is producing about her suicide attempts. Originally aired: Sunday, Jan 10, 2016

Leonardo_da_Vinci,_Madonna_of_the_Yarnwinder,_Buccleuch_versionEpisode 7: New Year’s Resolutions, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Mari Herreras tells the story of her depression and how having a child changed her priorities. Originally aired: Sunday, Jan 3, 2016

 mincemeat pieEpisode 6: Holiday Blues, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Mark McMahon tells the story of his depression during the Holidays and how the up and down cycles of his emotions have affected his business ventures. Originally aired: Sunday, Dec 27, 2015

TDP Episode 5 podcast photoEpisode 5: Panic Attack! by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Michelle tells the story of her depression stemming from childhood abuse and sexual abuse. An intense and inspiring story. Originally aired: Sunday, Dec 20, 2015

photo_lillies_valleyEpisode 4: Exhaustion, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Urban Scurry Tells the story of his game plan to beat depression after the death of his wife. Originally aired: Sunday, Dec 13, 2015


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 Episode 3: Shame, by host Laura Milkins. Our guest, Ceci, tells the story of her struggles with depression and loneliness during her pregnancy. Originally aired: Sunday, Dec 6, 2015


photo_cave_small Episode 2: Vitamin D, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dan Horner, tells the story of his depression and what he learned from it. Originally aired: Sunday, Nov 29, 2015


photo_newsroom_small Episode 1: Death and Paperwork, by host Laura Milkins. Our guest, Daniel Buckley, tells the story of his depression after the closing of the Tucson Citizen. Originally aired: Sunday, Nov 22, 2015


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 Introductory Episode: How the Depression Session started. Interview by Aengus Anderson. Originally aired: Sunday, Nov 15, 2015

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