The Hilarious World of Depression with John Moe #Placebo: How To Get Help

If you are having problems with your mental health, please get help.
— The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression podcasts tackle the subject of clinical depression, but with some laughs along the way, providing 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.

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.

As they openly discuss, depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions of people, yet it is often stigmatised by society. They recognise too that even 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 neighbour. With esteemed guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman, they promote the importance of talking about depression, creating a sense of open discussion, and emphasising that there are ways you can deal with depression and even laugh along the way. 

In this podcast, they talk to Dr. Ken Duckworth, Medical Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about the simplest, best paths to getting the help you need. Working out where to start, who to turn to, and how to find professional help to get things on a better track can often seem complicated and overwhelming. Yet, as this podcast illuminates there are people who can guide you: it takes some work, but you can do it.