When I first saw the title of “The Hilarious World of Depression” podcast I thought hmmm depression as comedy? Well not really. It’s more of a podcast about depression which features comedians. There are definitely funny moments. But there are also heart wrenching and potentially triggering discussions about personal experiences with mental illness, substance abuse, self-worth, and suicide.
The podcast is hosted by John Moe and created in partnership with the Make It Okay campaign. Each episode features John Moe talking with a comedian about their professional practice and their mental health past. It’s funny but filled with serious and real moments. As the opening blurb for the podcast says, “Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is…a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.”
It’s worth a listen but I would definitely put a trigger warning on this podcast and make sure you’re in a good head space when listening.