The Depression Discussions™


The Depression Discussions™: The Conversations We Need to Keep Having are a series of video interviews with exceptional individuals and experts focusing on living with – and working through – depression as a creative, entrepreneur, or employee.

These are conversations we need to keep having, not having solely when in a state of shock or grief after we lose a creative or entrepreneur like Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Chris Cornell, Prince, George Michael, and SO many others.

Interview #1 – Rich Gallagher, LMFT

Catherine Morgan interviews Rich Gallagher, LMFT for the first episode of The Depression Discussions™: The Conversations We Need to Keep Having. Rich is a licensed psychotherapist, while Catherine just plays one with her career transition and solo consultant clients. Rich shares what he has seen work for clients with depression and anxiety in his more than 10 years in practice.

Interview #2 – Jon-David @MafiaHairdresser

If you think social media is contributing to your depression, you may be right. In this episode of The Depression Discussions™, Catherine Morgan interviews author and social media expert Jon-David (@MafiaHairdresser) who works with clients and brands.

Jon-David shares his story about how spending time professionally and personally on social media contributed to his depression, and what steps you can take to have a better relationship with it.

Why Catherine Morgan started The Depression Discussions

Catherine Morgan has openly discussed her “mud-wrestling” with depression on her company’s website and on CarolRoth.com.

The whisper for this project came during a very dark moment around Thanksgiving in 2014. Catherine published “Depression and the Small Business Owner” on CarolRoth.com | Business Unplugged and generated a deep and rich conversation throughout the entrepreneur community.

So many people admitted to struggling as well and thanked her for creating a safe place to share.

She even got several clients from this post due to the vulnerability she displayed, which helped others ask for the help they needed.

The call for this project came after Anthony Bourdain’s suicide in June 2018 when she completely lost her mind. It turned into this post “Compare and Despair: Entrepreneurs and Depression.”

Curated posts about working with and through depression

Catherine Morgan has been keeping a carefully curated list of posts and videos about depression and anxiety here on list.ly.