A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. If you have not met the disease personally, it’s almost certain that someone you know has, whether it’s a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. American Public Media and HealthPartners’ Make It Okay campaign are committed to breaking the stigma around mental health.


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Anil Dash Loves Social Media and Wants It To Change 2019-10-14
Ryan Bingham Finds a Home and Settles Down 2019-10-07
Heather B. Armstrong Nearly Dies Ten Times and It Works Out Great 2019-09-30
Mara Wilson Had Great Opportunities and Difficult Challenges 2019-09-23
Whitney Cummings Puts It Together and Stops Falling Apart 2019-09-16
Pete Holmes Looks for Meaning and Membership 2019-09-09
Jenny Lawson and Books That Get Depression Right 2019-08-12
The Perils and Rewards of Travel 2019-07-08
Just the Funny Parts 2019-05-06
Solomon Georgio Is Doing Better 2018-12-24
Jonny Sun Ended Up Here Somehow 2018-12-17
Naomi Ekperigin Brings In Her Baggage, Unpacks It 2018-12-10
Check-Ups on Gary Gulman, Linda Holmes, Janelle James, and "Steve." Plus, Sock Opportunities 2018-12-03
Aparna Nancherla Is Having a Harder Time Doing Something She's Great At 2018-11-26
John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo Don't Need Your Suggestions For Their Life Improv 2018-11-19
Adventures in Therapy 2018-11-12
Guy Branum Goes to Minnesota, Gets Good Internet, Finds Self 2018-11-05
The Hilarious NIGHT of Depression 2018-10-29
Words: Am We Uses Them Good At Mental Health? 2018-10-22
Scott Thompson Keeps Getting Back Up Again 2018-10-15

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