Your Kick Ass Life Podcast

This week I have the pleasure of introducing you all to the brilliant and kind, Dr. John Duffy.  Dr. Duffy is the author of the number-one best-selling book, The Available Parent.  He is a nationally-recognized expert in self-awareness, relationships, and parenting. He is also the host of the podcast, Undue Anxiety.  I met Dr. Duffy while on my book tour for, How To Stop Feeling Like Shit. Following our conversation (I was a guest on his podcast), I knew I wanted to have Dr. John on my show to talk about the very tender topic of depression, because it’s his speciality. Whether you are battling depression or you know someone who is, today’s topic is one that touches so many lives.

Today we talk all about depression, how it shows up, why it’s not your job to fix a loved one’s depression and some ways you can support them. Plus, we touch on boundaries as it relates to depression and what to do if you are a parent of a child who may be struggling with some form of mental illness or depression.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How depression might show up in people’s lives and what it may look like 
  • Some ways you can support someone who is struggling with depression 
  • Therapies, tools, medications, and treatments for depression, today, as opposed to 25 years ago, really do work
  • The U.S. is seeing an increase in suicide rates more than other countries: Dr. Duffy shares why he thinks this may be and why excessive stimuli could be part of the reason 
  • Changing gender dynamics, gender biases, and marketing: how they play into an increase in alcohol consumption and addiction by women 
  • What to do when you suspect your child is struggling with depression or another form of mental illness

http://yourkickasslife.com/246

 

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