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13. Depression in real time

In the rawest recording to date, Alice talks about managing her mental health during a depressive episode, where she explores her wandering thoughts and feelings in real time. She talks about oscillating between feeling a lot of overwhelming emotions at once, and a state of mental shutdown. She reflects on how this wave of depression compares to previous instances, and she talks through how she is weathering the storm in the moment that she is experiencing it.

Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that takes a light approach to our darkest times.

Join host Alice Lyons as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.

Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space to explore mental health with curiosity, compassion and confidence to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of wellbeing.

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