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Chonda Pierce, comedianA depressed comedian found treatment and she triumphed over her depression. Discover what makes her say,  “Baloney!”

With Treatment Comes Triumph: Wills Murray

He went from someone who didn’t want to live to someone who loves every single day.

This golf coach says, “No matter how bad things seem, you were meant to win.”

After a Trauma

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, many people may find themselves struggling with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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With Treatment Comes Triumph: Chonda Pierce

“There are religions and cultures that look on mental illness as something you should be able to overcome by shear will.”

Growing up in the church as a preacher’s daughter, she was taught that depression was a great spiritual flaw. Her response? “Baloney!”

Funny...a Depressed Comedian


A preacher's daughter was taught that being depressed meant she had a great spiritual flaw in her life. Find out how she overcame stigma and depression and created her successful career as a comedian.

“The church is not the only judgmental group out there when it comes to understanding mental illness. There are other religions and cultures that look on mental illness as something you should be able to overcome by shear will.”

I’m a Comedian, and I’m Depressed

Chonda Pierce, comedianEver wonder what depression feels like? Here’s a hint: Take a pillowcase full of rocks and strap it to the top of your head. Now put on a dark pair of sunglasses — indoors. Leave those things on for about a week. Until you begin to see the world through a dark film that never gets lighter, and it takes a very conscious effort to hold your head up. That is what depression feels like on a good day.


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My Depression


My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It: A short animated movie illustrates the symptoms, emotions, and side effects of depression with witty comedy and unique musical numbers, based on the lifelong experiences of Broadway writer, director, and composer Elizabeth Swados. Tune into HBO for more.


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