Special Episode: Mental Health First Aid and Lady Gaga’s Mom
CPR training has been widely available for many years now and offered in a variety of convenient ways. But what if the problem isn’t physical but mental? A new wave of first aid training is rapidly sweeping the world and people are learning what to do and what not to do in a crisis. A driving force in this movement is the pop singer Lady Gaga, whose charitable organization, the Born This Way Foundation, has been offering the training in cities Gaga tours. We talk with that group’s co-founder Cynthia Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga’s mother, and Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health.
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.
The Hilarious Night of Depression
Join host John Moe and his guests, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, musician Aimee Mann, and commentator Ana Marie Cox for a show that is sure to be candid, unpredictable, hilarious, and even inspirational. Info and tickets
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