If you experience even a brief period of depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. An estimated 300 million people suffer from one of these maladies daily and medication doesn’t always help or solve the issue. Today, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath discusses mindful based cognitive therapy (MBCT) — how it can change your relationship with negative thoughts and is proven to help prevent depressive relapses. You’ll also learn you are not to blame for your depression, and why depression and anxiety are so often bedfellows. His new book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.
Dr. Eisendrath is the senior clinician and research psychiatrist at the University of California in San Francisco, and founding director of the UCSF Depression Center.
While dealing with her mother’s breast cancer, Cheryl Hale discovered a letter from her grandmother to her mother, ending with three simple but powerful words. Girl Be Brave: 100 Days to Chart Your Course was inspired by that letter, and today we discuss how being an entrepreneur helped Cheryl develop the resilience and ability to cope when life throws you a gut punch; the pitfalls of overplanning. And how to make choices your future self will thank you for. We’ll hear how Cheryl pushed through her fears and negative selftalk to walk more in love, empathy, and compassion.
Cheryl Hale is a writer, blogger, and business owner who founded the Girl Be Brave online community, website GirlBeBrave.com, and corresponding product line in 2016.
Death by suicide leaves family members and loved ones with a million unanswered questions. Today we devote the entire hour to suicide awareness and prevention.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is an author and psychologist. As a trusted expert on parenting, child development, and mental health, Dr. Kennedy-Moore joins us to discuss Suicide in Children–What Every Parent Must Know. If you have kids, this is a must!
We’ll also hear from Sigrid Reinert, suicide prevention specialist with the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She’ll share signs that indicate someone may be suicidal, red flags to act upon, and expert resources for those who need help.
And, since coping with the suicide of a loved one is arguably one of the hardest experiences we face, we’ll end the hour with one man’s painful journey following the death of his older brother, Mike.
Author A.W. Barnes and Mike were both gay and raised in a large, unaccepting, ultra-conservative Midwest family that shaped their identities … until Mike took his own life.
Seeking catharsis, A.W. wrote a collection of personal essays in The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence. Did he find the answers he was looking for? Did Mike’s death change his views on how they were raised? Has time and reflection helped A.W. come to terms with his loss?
A.W. Barnes has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. His nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, and he’s the academic author of Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England.