ZEN & TECH 71: Helping with depression

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene talk about depression, what it is, how to know if you or someone you care about might be suffering from it, and how get or provide help.

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Show notes:



While Georgia is a therapist, she's not YOUR therapist. Everything said or implied on this show is for informational and entertainment purposes only. And shouldn't be taken in any way as a replacement for proper, professional care.


Music is Peace on Earth by wellman.


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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Really going to miss the Videos of Zen & Tech. I do not believe Victor has videos, just a podcast. I know it is harder to do videos, but I seem to get more out if watching you. Sent from the iMore App
  • Sorry, that would be Vector Sent from the iMore App
  • Yes it will definitely be more difficult if you are used to watching but we will still be having some great discussions so hopefully you will be able to stick with us on Vector. Thanks for always supporting and watching.
  • Thank you, Rene & Georgia, for this podcast. As someone who has been dealing with severe depression my whole life, I appreciate it.
  • I hope that the show helped a bit. We felt it was important to let others know they are not alone
  • +1
    It did help, thank you!
  • This podcast was very helpful...
  • thank you! thats why we do it
  • I just saw a therapist for the first time last week. He was very helpful and made me feel like I wasn't alone in what I dealing with. Georgia, your advice and tips were extremely helpful. Great podcast guys!
  • There is nothing better than finding a good therapist who can help you weather your dark times. I am fortunate all my friends are therapists and they make my down days so much better.
    Im so happy it helped.
  • New listener here. Stumbled into you via Six Colors. #71 was really good stuff. Really wish I had heard #44-47 2-3 years ago! (Got a 4 year old and 2 year old, need all the help I can get!)
  • It's really impressive and feels good to know there are people like you out there who genuinely care. Thanks! Love iMore and Georgia.