Episode 16. Mental Health: Part 1—General Depression; Part 2—Deeper Depression, Suicide and Suicide Prevention.

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Episode Summary:

Like pain or pleasure, depression has varying degrees and causes. A psychologist (Part 1) and a psychiatrist (Part 2) cover the nuts and bolts of depression and suicide issues and the tools and specialists that provide support. With this support, guys can, like Ulysses in the Odyssey, use knowledge and clever strategies to get through challenging voyage passages.

Episode Guests:

Daniel J. Singer Ph.D. Washington State Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Specialized in the Counseling and Treatment on Mental Health Diagnosis. 

Jeffrey Sung M.D. University of Washington Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Board-certified psychiatrist at the University of Washington, the Pioneer Square Clinic, and in private practice.

During This Episode We Discuss:

  • How to recognize depression. 
  • Strategies to treat depression.
  • The importance of physical activity in helping to resolve depression.
  • How family and friends can support someone with depression.
  • Relating to a person in distress and approaching the question of suicide.
  • Suicide prevention strategies.
  • Effective treatment and recovery help, post suicide attempts, caring letters.

Quotes (Tweetables):

“Most men do not realize when they’re depressed, it’s hard to get men who come into treatment to not only recognize that they are depressed, but it’s also hard to get them to accept that they’re depressed.”                                

Daniel J Singer Ph.D.

“Thomas Joiner, a psychologist, theory of suicide…says that people develop the desire for death and want to kill themselves when they interpret their life circumstances, thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness and the final component of hopelessness.”

“We can counteract those messages by offering them a sense of belonging, value, and hope.”

Jeffrey Sung, M.D.

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