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More than 15% of people in the US are affected by Major Depressive Disorder, aka depression. Beyond the stigma and the black and white photos on tumblr, depression exists as a daily reality for many of us. Yet there are few voices discussing what daily life with depression is really like. We are here to change that, with consistent discussion, supportive & hopeful joy, and jokes. Lots of jokes. Join Will and Lauren as they discuss their experiences surviving day to day life, talk about current events in the world of depression, and offer up healthy activities for coping. The goal: hope for the depressed and knowledge for those who aren't. Always real, often relevant, occasionally preachy - This is Super Down.

Latest Episodes

#15 Pizza and Suicide

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are celebrating episode 15 and Will's successful relocation to the Southeast! Hooray! In this short episode, Will and Lauren talk about an article discussing the different ways police have responded to potential suicide victims with food. The author thinks these situations have global significance, so Will and Lauren reel it in a bit. In this episode: the answer is pizza; Vice Presents: Munchies;soul food; BuzzFeed titles. Links from this episode: Article on VICE:http://bit.ly/1UlY5Sf Every grunt in Home Improvement:http://bit.ly/1UlY5Sf Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text Line by texting the word "start" to 741 741.For more info...

25 min2016 JUN 29
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#15 Pizza and Suicide

#14 Tommy Kirkpatrick: Dog Whisperer

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are a day late and a dollar short! Thanks for your patience this week as Will has been moving to across country and we've been crazily trying to get this episode to you. This week we talk about what it might look like for Will to introduce his new housemates to his depression. What are you allowed to say to new people about your illness? And what are you allowed to ask for from them? Meanwhile, Lauren discloses her relationship to the Dog Whisperer and Will takes a short trip to Cramp Town, USA. In this episode: the LA intro; animal planet pilot; "friends, don't freak out;" initiating normalcy; gritting yer teeth; Mississippi bound. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get te...

30 min2016 JUN 16
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#14 Tommy Kirkpatrick: Dog Whisperer

#13 Goodbye California!

Rate and Review Us on iTunes! This week we talk about Will's upcoming move to Mississippi for grad school and how he's navigating the move - but not before we blame women for the world's ills. Lauren chimes in with memories from her move to Philadelphia, and we discuss moving to a new psychiatrist, the benefits of small city life and big city life, and how to prepare for the stresses and triggers being uprooted. Mississippi, there go that man! In this episode: #WomenAmIRight; the big move; goodbyes; big city or small city?; slurrin' my speech; California here we come. Links from this episode: BBC article on Twitter misogyny: http://bbc.in/1TGhb53 Demos article originally linked to in BBC article*: http://bit.ly/25zKlvt *From the BBC website, 5/31/16: Correction 27 May 2016: This article originally linked to the wrong Demos study. This has now been corrected to the relevant press release. The think tank has not published its latest data in full. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpod...

43 min2016 JUN 1
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#13 Goodbye California!

#12 Super Down Unplugged

Please rate , review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welp. Definitely not our best episode. Content problems and technical problems made this a short episode. Take this as a small peek into our friendship and our wackiness. In this episode: Scarlet Fire; trying too hard; waiting to watch House of Cards; clipping nails on the train; James Spader, you my dad! Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text Line by texting the word "start" to 741 741.For more information, visit suicidepreventionlifeline.organd crisistextline.org. If you are outside the US, please visithttp://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/for resources in your country.

21 min2016 MAY 19
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#12 Super Down Unplugged

#11 Diarrhea Balmorhea

After you survive the heart attack, your doctor will tell you to lower your red meat intake and increase your exercise. Should the doctor tell her depressed patient to lay off the darkness and consume more light-hearted stuff? Today, Will and Lauren dive into this question of whether or not they ought to "consume the darkness." They also talk about some of their favorite shows, the Mosul Dam, and North Korea. This episode brought to you by Super Down & Sons, purveyors of imported gourmet meats and cheeses. In this episode:live from Lauren's bed; I wanna die on a ship; I'll be there for you; Mosul Dam Watch 2016; lost in the darkness; morbid curiosity; "Super Down & Sons." Mosul Dam:http://bit.ly/1TKtRaP UN Report on North Korea:http://bit.ly/1jsCh7i Netflix Recommendations: Friends, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Daredevil, The Top of the Lake, Southcliffe, Fringe, House of Cards, Melancholia. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpo...

44 min2016 MAY 4
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#11 Diarrhea Balmorhea

#10 SD Book Club: How to Goodbye Depression

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welcome to our first ever Super Down Book Club! This week we review the seminal classic "How to Good-Bye Depression:If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?" by Hiroyuki Nishigaki. You will learn all the secrets of this book and you will be enlightened. In a fair and balanced review, Will and Lauren discuss the books many shortcomings, unpack and attempt to make sense of the what Nishigaki is suggesting, and find the diamonds in the rough. We cannot recommend enough that you DO NOT ATTEMPT what this book suggests. In this episode: Part 1 If you constrict anus 100 times everyday (DON'T); Part 2 Turn to bay throwing away pride; Part 3 Do 3-week fasting, save sex energy, and rotate vortex (PLEASE DON'T DO THIS); Part 4 Stare, shout outimmaterialfiber (GOD NO STOP); Part 5 Erase your bad stickiness. Links from this episode: Donald Drumpf is a mess: http://bit.ly/1Ws0lXw (DON'T) Buy the book http://amzn.to/1jvB3rp...

49 min2016 APR 21
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#10 SD Book Club: How to Goodbye Depression

#9 Panic! When I Like a Pic on Facebook

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Does Facebook the cause depression? Is "social media depression" a legit diagnosis? What might trigger me or my depressed friends when we are online? Today we take a deep dive into the world of social media and depression. We review 5 possible reasons depressed people respond poorly to social media; discuss our (limited) experiences on Facebook and twitter; and ask why people post suicide notes on their digital walls. Also, Lauren previews summer blockbuster sequels and Will spills on why he doesn't always respond to Lauren's Facebook messages. In this episode:Lauren's summer sequel previews; lurkers; social media triggers; #blessed; Hempel's ravens; I turn reality into fantasy; posting discontents; project your humanity into the void. The Skimm: http://www.theskimm.com 5 Reasons Facebook can be Dangerous for People with Depression:http://huff.to/1RMyTR5 Daily Cal: UC Berkeley Suicide:http://bit.ly/1quwggf Visit Our New Website! http://s...

46 min2016 APR 7
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#9 Panic! When I Like a Pic on Facebook

#8 Dead Air

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We're back and decidedly not better than ever! In the midst of hard weeks, when the depression starts getting an upper hand, doing some kind of activity can be really helpful. On this episode we get together to do a crossword puzzle and try not to die. We live in Principle #2: For the depressed person, activity is always better than inactivity. In this episode: Our ASMR podcast; the "want-to-die" meter; eating good in the neighborhood; 4 letter word for nuisance; Obama killed Nancy Reagan; unrealisticexpectations;just showing up. Bee and Puppycat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOG_UtLxh58 Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Cris...

38 min2016 MAR 24
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#8 Dead Air

#7 The Klonopin Stash

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! It seems like we just can't say enough about our medications! Likely because they have become a big part of our daily lives. Every morning we wake up and take our meds. We go to the pharmacy once a month. We get new prescriptions, refills. It's become routine, almost to the point of forgetting how critical it is to us being functional people. There's so much to say aboutpsycho-pharmacology, and we are just scraping the surface here as we talk about the process of getting on medication and getting the doses right. In this episode: "Teen Girl Squad"; serious side effects; getting the doses right; where to hide your stash;effectivenessof medication and talk therapy; shouts out to the NSA, thanks for (always) listening. Story and article on the effectiveness of medication/talk therapy: http://n.pr/1N4nQoT Get your middle school nostalgia here:http://homestarrunner.com Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook htt...

32 min2016 MAR 9
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#7 The Klonopin Stash

#6 All Needles and No Pizza

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are back on our regular bi-weekly release schedule! Thanks for sticking with us through Premier Week and thanks for being so kind to us. This week, we go hunting for information on our medication and get overwhelmed by the amount of info we find. We also ask the question, what should folks with depression do with all this scientific and medical knowledge? In this episode: How to start a podcast; getting started on prozac; fluoxetine - for teens!; helpful questions to ask your doctor; effects vs side effects; all needles and no pizza; clinical trials results; thanks for that southern comfort! NAMI prozac info: http://bit.ly/1QZnixl Medical trial info: http://pi.lilly.com/us/prozac.pdf Publication bias article: http://bit.ly/1L6N83u Teenallergicto all food: http://dailym.ai/1KLLfug Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you ar...

39 min2016 FEB 24
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#6 All Needles and No Pizza

Latest Episodes

#15 Pizza and Suicide

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are celebrating episode 15 and Will's successful relocation to the Southeast! Hooray! In this short episode, Will and Lauren talk about an article discussing the different ways police have responded to potential suicide victims with food. The author thinks these situations have global significance, so Will and Lauren reel it in a bit. In this episode: the answer is pizza; Vice Presents: Munchies;soul food; BuzzFeed titles. Links from this episode: Article on VICE:http://bit.ly/1UlY5Sf Every grunt in Home Improvement:http://bit.ly/1UlY5Sf Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text Line by texting the word "start" to 741 741.For more info...

25 min2016 JUN 29
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#15 Pizza and Suicide

#14 Tommy Kirkpatrick: Dog Whisperer

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are a day late and a dollar short! Thanks for your patience this week as Will has been moving to across country and we've been crazily trying to get this episode to you. This week we talk about what it might look like for Will to introduce his new housemates to his depression. What are you allowed to say to new people about your illness? And what are you allowed to ask for from them? Meanwhile, Lauren discloses her relationship to the Dog Whisperer and Will takes a short trip to Cramp Town, USA. In this episode: the LA intro; animal planet pilot; "friends, don't freak out;" initiating normalcy; gritting yer teeth; Mississippi bound. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get te...

30 min2016 JUN 16
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#14 Tommy Kirkpatrick: Dog Whisperer

#13 Goodbye California!

Rate and Review Us on iTunes! This week we talk about Will's upcoming move to Mississippi for grad school and how he's navigating the move - but not before we blame women for the world's ills. Lauren chimes in with memories from her move to Philadelphia, and we discuss moving to a new psychiatrist, the benefits of small city life and big city life, and how to prepare for the stresses and triggers being uprooted. Mississippi, there go that man! In this episode: #WomenAmIRight; the big move; goodbyes; big city or small city?; slurrin' my speech; California here we come. Links from this episode: BBC article on Twitter misogyny: http://bbc.in/1TGhb53 Demos article originally linked to in BBC article*: http://bit.ly/25zKlvt *From the BBC website, 5/31/16: Correction 27 May 2016: This article originally linked to the wrong Demos study. This has now been corrected to the relevant press release. The think tank has not published its latest data in full. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpod...

43 min2016 JUN 1
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#13 Goodbye California!

#12 Super Down Unplugged

Please rate , review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welp. Definitely not our best episode. Content problems and technical problems made this a short episode. Take this as a small peek into our friendship and our wackiness. In this episode: Scarlet Fire; trying too hard; waiting to watch House of Cards; clipping nails on the train; James Spader, you my dad! Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Crisis Text Line by texting the word "start" to 741 741.For more information, visit suicidepreventionlifeline.organd crisistextline.org. If you are outside the US, please visithttp://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/for resources in your country.

21 min2016 MAY 19
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#12 Super Down Unplugged

#11 Diarrhea Balmorhea

After you survive the heart attack, your doctor will tell you to lower your red meat intake and increase your exercise. Should the doctor tell her depressed patient to lay off the darkness and consume more light-hearted stuff? Today, Will and Lauren dive into this question of whether or not they ought to "consume the darkness." They also talk about some of their favorite shows, the Mosul Dam, and North Korea. This episode brought to you by Super Down & Sons, purveyors of imported gourmet meats and cheeses. In this episode:live from Lauren's bed; I wanna die on a ship; I'll be there for you; Mosul Dam Watch 2016; lost in the darkness; morbid curiosity; "Super Down & Sons." Mosul Dam:http://bit.ly/1TKtRaP UN Report on North Korea:http://bit.ly/1jsCh7i Netflix Recommendations: Friends, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Daredevil, The Top of the Lake, Southcliffe, Fringe, House of Cards, Melancholia. Visit Our Website! http://superdownpodcast.com Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpo...

44 min2016 MAY 4
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#11 Diarrhea Balmorhea

#10 SD Book Club: How to Goodbye Depression

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Welcome to our first ever Super Down Book Club! This week we review the seminal classic "How to Good-Bye Depression:If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?" by Hiroyuki Nishigaki. You will learn all the secrets of this book and you will be enlightened. In a fair and balanced review, Will and Lauren discuss the books many shortcomings, unpack and attempt to make sense of the what Nishigaki is suggesting, and find the diamonds in the rough. We cannot recommend enough that you DO NOT ATTEMPT what this book suggests. In this episode: Part 1 If you constrict anus 100 times everyday (DON'T); Part 2 Turn to bay throwing away pride; Part 3 Do 3-week fasting, save sex energy, and rotate vortex (PLEASE DON'T DO THIS); Part 4 Stare, shout outimmaterialfiber (GOD NO STOP); Part 5 Erase your bad stickiness. Links from this episode: Donald Drumpf is a mess: http://bit.ly/1Ws0lXw (DON'T) Buy the book http://amzn.to/1jvB3rp...

49 min2016 APR 21
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#10 SD Book Club: How to Goodbye Depression

#9 Panic! When I Like a Pic on Facebook

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! Does Facebook the cause depression? Is "social media depression" a legit diagnosis? What might trigger me or my depressed friends when we are online? Today we take a deep dive into the world of social media and depression. We review 5 possible reasons depressed people respond poorly to social media; discuss our (limited) experiences on Facebook and twitter; and ask why people post suicide notes on their digital walls. Also, Lauren previews summer blockbuster sequels and Will spills on why he doesn't always respond to Lauren's Facebook messages. In this episode:Lauren's summer sequel previews; lurkers; social media triggers; #blessed; Hempel's ravens; I turn reality into fantasy; posting discontents; project your humanity into the void. The Skimm: http://www.theskimm.com 5 Reasons Facebook can be Dangerous for People with Depression:http://huff.to/1RMyTR5 Daily Cal: UC Berkeley Suicide:http://bit.ly/1quwggf Visit Our New Website! http://s...

46 min2016 APR 7
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#9 Panic! When I Like a Pic on Facebook

#8 Dead Air

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We're back and decidedly not better than ever! In the midst of hard weeks, when the depression starts getting an upper hand, doing some kind of activity can be really helpful. On this episode we get together to do a crossword puzzle and try not to die. We live in Principle #2: For the depressed person, activity is always better than inactivity. In this episode: Our ASMR podcast; the "want-to-die" meter; eating good in the neighborhood; 4 letter word for nuisance; Obama killed Nancy Reagan; unrealisticexpectations;just showing up. Bee and Puppycat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOG_UtLxh58 Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you are in a crisis or plan to hurt yourself, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by calling 800 273 8255. You can also get text message support from the Cris...

38 min2016 MAR 24
Comments
#8 Dead Air

#7 The Klonopin Stash

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! It seems like we just can't say enough about our medications! Likely because they have become a big part of our daily lives. Every morning we wake up and take our meds. We go to the pharmacy once a month. We get new prescriptions, refills. It's become routine, almost to the point of forgetting how critical it is to us being functional people. There's so much to say aboutpsycho-pharmacology, and we are just scraping the surface here as we talk about the process of getting on medication and getting the doses right. In this episode: "Teen Girl Squad"; serious side effects; getting the doses right; where to hide your stash;effectivenessof medication and talk therapy; shouts out to the NSA, thanks for (always) listening. Story and article on the effectiveness of medication/talk therapy: http://n.pr/1N4nQoT Get your middle school nostalgia here:http://homestarrunner.com Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook htt...

32 min2016 MAR 9
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#7 The Klonopin Stash

#6 All Needles and No Pizza

Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes! We are back on our regular bi-weekly release schedule! Thanks for sticking with us through Premier Week and thanks for being so kind to us. This week, we go hunting for information on our medication and get overwhelmed by the amount of info we find. We also ask the question, what should folks with depression do with all this scientific and medical knowledge? In this episode: How to start a podcast; getting started on prozac; fluoxetine - for teens!; helpful questions to ask your doctor; effects vs side effects; all needles and no pizza; clinical trials results; thanks for that southern comfort! NAMI prozac info: http://bit.ly/1QZnixl Medical trial info: http://pi.lilly.com/us/prozac.pdf Publication bias article: http://bit.ly/1L6N83u Teenallergicto all food: http://dailym.ai/1KLLfug Visit http://superdownpodcast.comto sign up for email updates Facebook http://facebook.com/superdownpodcast Twitter http://twitter.com/superdownpod If you ar...

39 min2016 FEB 24
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#6 All Needles and No Pizza
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