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I Just Want to Feel Better: Beating Depression with Cindy Stulberg

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I Just Want to Feel Better: Beating Depression with Cindy Stulberg

For years, the first line of defense for depression has been pharmaceuticals, but in their new book Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychologists and authors Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey, PhD, say that it is actually our relationships that offer the most effective path to healing.

Knowing that depression is an illness as legitimate as any physical ailment, Feeling Better helps readers get clarity around the four main areas in life that can be contributing factors to why people feel sad, blue, down, and depressed: life transitions, complicated grief, interpersonal conflict, or social isolation.

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On this episode:

1:00 - Difference between sadness and depression

3:00 - An emphasis on relationships

4:45 - Relatinship with yourself

6:00 - Why do people resist therapy

10:15 - Who can help us

11:00 - When is medication neccessary

13:30 - Chronic depression

15:00 - Using humor during conflicts

16:15 - First steps to take

20:00 - Broken leg analogy

Cindy_Stulberg_717685354.jpgCindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych, is a psychologist, teacher, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. With Dr. Ronald Frey, Cindy cofounded the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which trains, supervises, and certifies mental health clinicians in interpersonal psychotherapy. She lives in Ontario.


About Lisa Jesswein:

Lisa Jesswein is a long-time Detroit radio personality waking up listeners for over 17 years with her positive personality and infectious laugh. Now as a member of the Empower Radio family, she works to  bring hope, inspiration and information through the conversations on her show "Real Life". She believes that it's possible to live your life with intention, peace, abundance and joy when we choose to meet challenges head on.  Staying positive in a negative world is a challenge but one that Lisa has faced countless times as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, cancer survivor, divorcee and intuitive reader. Lisa has been an inspirational speaker since the age of 14 when she was asked by medical staff to speak on organ donation at the state capitol. She has been motivating people ever since and now brings her mission of helping others to Empower Radio.