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Joe Wronka "How to Overcome Depression Through Social Action"

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Creating Change with Joe Wronka

This episode features an interview with human rights scholar Dr. Joseph Wronka as he shares creative ways that people can overcome depression and anxiety, and how working to create a human rights culture can help individuals overcome feelings of helplessness. The episode features practical examples of how social action can be a powerful tool in overcoming depression.

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Dr. Joe Wronka is a professor of social work at Springfield College, and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva for the International Association of Schools of Social Work. He is also a Fulbright Scholar in social Justice, poverty and human rights. Wronka is also the author of the book Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Action and Service for the Helping and Health Professions. To learn more, visit



About Doug Foresta:

Doug Foresta's mission is to use creativity and imagination to create a better world. As a therapist he works with individuals to use the power of imagination and narrative to create new possibilities and overcome trauma and addictions. He has hosted several Imagination Conversations, a project of The Lincoln Center Institute, in his hometown of Massachusetts.
He speaks regularly on the topics of creativity and healing, as well as about the healing power of stories. For the past several years he has produced and hosted a podcast about the power of creativity and imagination, and has been blessed to be able to interview New York Times bestselling authors, actors, activitists, musicians and extraordinary creative people from all walks of life.
Doug is also a produced playwright, and has taught playwriting and theatre to young people for over a decade. He is absolutely thrilled to be "living his bliss" and is currently focusing on using imagination to create social change and a more peaceful and loving world!