With the news of the death of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park along with the fatal accident of David Z from Audio Adrenaline, this week's episode took a bit of a more somber tone. It led me to ponder life a bit more deeply than usual and I wanted to address the topic of depression. It can lead some to do great things such as art and helping the world, but it could lead others down darker paths, such as is speculated in Chester's death. Suicide is never the answer.
I hope to be able to shed a little light in the wake of that darkness. There are also other topics that came up such as eating disorders and anxiety. Therapy can help, but sometimes all it takes is a kind word or a motivating friend. Together, we are unstoppable, Words have power.
Originally broadcast on Pawling Public Radio in New York.