When Depression Comes in Waves

Jul 14, 2020

When Depression Comes in Waves

Elizabeth Wilder

When Depression Comes in Waves

Episode Details

In this episode, we continue our new series on the podcast that focuses on the power of storytelling with the help of authors who originally had their stories published on the TWLOHA blog. Today, we’re hearing from Elizabeth Wilder, a member of the TWLOHA staff, who shares a vivid snapshot into her experience with the ebbs and flows of depression. Later in the episode, she and host Chad Moses talk about finding the courage to confide in a friend when you’re struggling and choosing to put your mental well-being first even when your depression argues otherwise.

“Depression convinced me I didn’t deserve to be happy, that I didn’t deserve to feel like I had purpose. And I believed it. I let it take over me. As distressing as it sounds, depression becomes comfortable after a while. It becomes safe. You adapt to the feelings of emptiness and nothingness; they become your new friends. In the darkest throes of my depression, I didn’t believe there was an end in sight. I believed I would feel like this forever.”

This episode of the TWLOHA podcast was hosted by Chad Moses and produced by Lindsay Kolsch, with editorial support by Rebecca Ebert. Music assistance was provided by James Likeness and Ben Tichenor.


depression, mental health, counseling, stigma
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