Many people experience depression. Even though it’s common, it’s not always easy to talk about.

We’ve been proud to partner with Kaiser Permanente as part of Find Your Words, a national public health awareness initiative focused on starting a conversation around mental health and wellness, by recording, preserving, and sharing conversations between people who’ve experienced depression and other mental health conditions and the loved ones who supported them through it.

Find out more about the project at, and listen below to a few of the conversations we’ve collected.


Anthony and Judy

Anthony talks with his mother, Judy, about his struggles with schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, and depression.

Leo and Marc

Leo was 13 years old when he first experienced depression. Listen to Leo, now 16, talk with his dad, Marc, about what it’s like to live with depression.

Beth and Shawn

Listen to Beth Allen talk with her boyfriend, Shawn Smith, about how she came to understand and find the right treatment for her depression.

Francine and Richard

Francine has been living with cycles of depression since she was eight. She shares how powerful it is to be able to talk about it with friends, especially Richard, whose support has had a profound effect on her life.