Episode 10 — Depression and Suicidality

This month we’re going to talk about some heavy stuff that a lot of us experience, especially during the holiday season: we’re going to talk with musician Amy McNally about ways she copes with depression and suicidal ideation, both with formal medical and psychological treatment and in ways she deals with it apart from that. Click through for links to resources on dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. Musical excerpts copyright Amy McNally, used with permission.

Hello and welcome to episode 10 of the podcast Tips and Tricks on How to be Sick.

I’m Eirenne and I will be your host as we talk about navigating the world as people with chronic illnesses, both physical and mental, disabilities, and the ways in which the world isn’t necessarily designed for us.

This month we’re going to talk about some heavy stuff that a lot of us experience, especially during the holiday season: depression and suicidal thoughts. We’re going to talk with musician Amy McNally about ways she copes with depression and suicidal ideation, both with formal medical and psychological treatment and in ways she deals with it apart from that. If you need to skip this episode for now, you should absolutely do what you need to in order to take care of yourself. This podcast will still be here later, when and if you feel up to listening to it.

After the interview, I will have some numbers, links, and resources for coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, and direct links to them included in the transcript, so stick around for that, as well as information about the different music you’re hearing this month. And now, let’s get to the interview.

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