An Open, Honest Discussion About Depression And Suicide [VIDEO]
With the recent of suicide of Robin Williams, there has been a lot of talk about depression. Sometimes, when something like this happens, it's hard to know, as a broadcaster, how to address it on-air. Instead of talking about Mr. Williams wonderful career, which he undoubtedly had, we chose to go a different direction. The responsible thing to do was to deal with the main issue here... depression.
For some reason, depression seems to be swept under the rug in our society. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone has an opinion about it. Chad recommend that his friend Amy come in and talk on air with me about depression and suicide. Amy lost her mother to suicide and has devoted herself to help others who have been affected by suicide.
Here is our conversation. It's honest and real. If you or someone you know is hurting from depression or having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-433-7291.