Show 63 – Teen Depression

If you’re among the many people who suffer from depression or your teen is depressed, you are not alone. Dr. Bethany Butzer and Shyra Rawson help people manage their stress and mood with a balance of mind, body, heart, and spirit. They should know too. Each of them shares how they overcame teen depression.

This in-depth interview explores the challenges of growing up with mood swings and how parents can support their children.  Armed with information and support, alarmed parents can create a safe space for compassion, sharing, and problem solving.

This show aired live Sunday, February 27, 2011 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Bethany Butzer, Ph.D., author of The Antidepressant Antidote: Five Steps to Get Off Antidepressants Safely and Effectively, is a Mental Health & Wellness Advisor who offers life coaching, workshops and yoga classes that help people manage their stress and mood. Her book is available through and other online retailers.

Shyra Rawson, Holistic Nutritionist, Lifestyle Consultant, and Reiki Practitioner, offers hope and inspiration for people suffering from depression. If you’re among the many people who experience depression, you are not alone. Shyra speaks out about writes about overcoming her own severe depression as a teenager so that people can find relief.

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  1. Marci says:

    Well Done :}

    Would like to share a few thoughts Wendy.
    Firt I think it is great that you do these shows, as there are probably a lot of people like myself who suffered deep depression as a teenager a had no idea at the time. So it’s great to allow people that awareness.
    I also feel that the more we can get society past the stigma of ” Mental Illnesses ” the more likely our kids and ourselves will be more likely to reach out for help. I know I don’t talk to my mother about it because she does not believe in depression or medication to help it. Sure, there are other ways to help with depression, however I also believe that sometimes medication has to be used to get us to the point of allowing us to use our other tools effectively. As I am learning.
    My kids know that I have trouble with depression and take meds for it, so I hope that with the openess in our house that they would feel comfortable coming to us for help if that situation were to occur. And maybe help us as their parents to recognize the signs. Getting the message out of course is a big part too.
    I think thats why your shows are so helpful for peopl because it helps people to see that we too are normal, we just need someone to walk with us for a while to help move past the tough times. And yes, hold our hands too.

    <3 Marci

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