Episode 16

Published on:

24th Feb 2019

On Being Diagnosed with Depression

A couple of weeks ago, I was diagnosed with depression. I think I knew I had some issues, but didn't want to face them head on. In episode 16 of Life Through a Dram, I talk about finally realizing I needed help, and why we need to talk openly about depression.

Topics on the menu include:

  • The moment I couldn't take another step forward
  • Realizing I had depression
  • Why we need to treat mental health the same way we treat physical ailments
  • How to be a friend to someone with mental health issues
  • Why mental health issues isn't something that "just goes away"
  • How open and honest conversations are the only way we'll end the stigma around mental health

If you need someone to talk to, or you want to understand more about friends with mental health issues, I highly recommend the website Mental Health and Me.

*Disclaimer - this is my wife's website, but it's already an amazing resource for both people with mental health issues and those who wish to be a "better friend" to those that suffer from it.


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This week's whisky is the Bowmore 12 year old. Slainte var.

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Life Through a Dram
Life Through a Dram sees Danny Brown's take on life, being a better person, and appreciating the here and now, all accompanied by a dram of fine single malt whisky.

With a relaxed take and an eye for the good and the inspiring, Danny shares stories and personal examples of people making a difference in the world, as well as how you can make that difference too.

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Danny Brown

I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.

When not podcasting, you can find me in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, living a quiet life surrounded by trees, lakes, and wildlife, taking inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us.