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Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has)

Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s coming out.

In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, our hosts attempt to record an episode, but Gabe breaks down and confides to Michelle that he isn’t doing well. The recorder was running and Gabe’s attempt at faking it until he makes it backfired. However, a vulnerable and honest look at depression resulted.

Listen in to find out what Gabe is like depressed and how Michelle rises to the occasion to support her co-worker and friend.





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“I don’t want people to know when I’m depressed.”
– Gabe Howard


Highlights From ‘Depressed’ Episode

[0:30] Michelle helps Gabe with his depression.

[7:00] What triggered Gabe’s depression?

[9:00] Society’s reaction to mental illness and/or depression.

[18:00] Is Michelle mad at Gabe for being depressed on the job?

[21:30] Gabe explains his frustrations and concerns and Michelle listens.


Meet Your Bipolar and Schizophrenic Hosts

GABE HOWARD was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2003. Now in recovery, Gabe is a prominent mental health activist and host of the award-winning Psych Central Show podcast. He is also an award-winning writer and speaker, traveling nationally to share the humorous, yet educational, story of his bipolar life. To work with Gabe, visit


MICHELLE HAMMER was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 22, but incorrectly diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18. Michelle is an award-winning mental health advocate who has been featured in press all over the world. In May 2015, Michelle founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, a mental health clothing line, with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. She is a firm believer that confidence can get you anywhere. To work with Michelle, visit Schizophrenic.NYC.

Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has)

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Podcast, N. (2019). Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has). Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from
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Last updated: 18 Mar 2019 (Originally: 15 Oct 2018)
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