Exercising Depression

Exercising Depression

By Claire
An everyday look at living with Mental Illnesses and Disorders as your standard issue 30something Married British Person.

Here I will talk about my experiences with various mental health disorders and illnesses, how I cope every day and how I've experienced depression etc. with mile stones and other people.
This includes therapy, medication, exercise, marriage, unhealthy relationships and many more.

Welcome to Exercising Depression.
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Isolation and Depression: How To Cope (Part 2)
Online Mental Health Help:  https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help http://suicidehotlines.com/   Calm: 0800 585858 www.thecalmzone.net  Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.   HopeLine UK 0800 068 4141  www.papyrus-uk.org For practical advice on suicide prevention  Lifeline (N.Ireland) 0808 808 8000 www.lifelinehelpline.info For anyone in N.Ireland who is in distress or despair. Immediate help on phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Face to face counselling can be arranged, also befriending, mentoring. Issues dealt with include suicide prevention, self harm, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety.   Run by Contact N.Ireland www.contactni.com independent counselling service employing professional qualified counselors who have extensive experience of working with people facing a wide range of problems, free to all users.   Premier Lifeline 0300 111 0101 www.premier.org.uk/lifeline Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective  Samaritans: Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile) Email jo@samaritans.org www.samaritans.org 24 hr helpline offering emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide Stay safe out there. This podcast is also a YouTube channel! If you want to check out this and past episodes that are also vlogs, follow the link below: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression Contact me! Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast My New Blog: https://mrsmonsterblog.wordpress.com/
31:31
April 3, 2020
Isolation and Depression: How To Cope (Part 1).
My last episode/blog seemed to get a lot of attention and I think it may have been because of the subject matter. So with that, I’ve decided to help anyone who stumbles across this blog who are struggling with the current situation and their mental health. Stay safe out there. This podcast is also a YouTube channel! If you want to check out this and past episodes that are also vlogs, follow the link below: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression Contact me! Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast My New Blog: https://mrsmonsterblog.wordpress.com/
25:16
March 27, 2020
These Uncertain Times: Isolation
It's scary in the world right now. At least, the uncertainty of what's going to happen, is scary.  Because of the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are all in uncertain times a the moment, this week i reflect a little on how I feel about the potential added isolation and putting my training on hold. Stay safe out there. This podcast is also a YouTube channel! If you want to check out this and past episodes that are also vlogs, follow the link below: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression Contact me! Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast My New Blog: https://mrsmonsterblog.wordpress.com/
22:42
March 20, 2020
My Weight and Me
Content Warning: Discussion of weight, weigh gain, weight loss, disordered eating, eating disorders, self harm and working out, This has the potential to be a triggering and controversial topic, but please don't assume the worst in me for talking about my weight. All my opinions about weight gain/loss/in general are all to do with me, my experiences and my opinions and perceived worth of myself, no one else. Me. Just me. If you are going to come at me citing prejudice etc then that is entirely your issue and not mine. I'm sorry, but not that sorry,  Today I discuss a topic that is hard for me to discuss and one I have had issues with my entire adult life; my weight,
44:35
March 13, 2020
The Job I Didn't Get
Sorry, Spoiler? Ah, nevermind!  Welcome back to the Exercising Depression podcast, this week I talk about a job interview I had at the beginning of the week. It was something that came out of the blue a bit for me, I've not been looking for an extra job (I LOVE my job!) but it was an opportunity that popped up and i thought I was give it a go. I haven't had a formal job interview for MANY years, so this week I tell you how the interview itself went, the outcome and how it's all made me feel.  Contact me! Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast
33:17
March 7, 2020
My Faith part 1
Welcome back to the Exercising Depression podcast, this week is a part 1 of my talking about my faith.  Having faith is incredibly important to me and is something I've discover, and continue to discover, mainly in my adult years. I was brought up Catholic but it took my real looking into what I did or did not believe in to come to a place i'm relatively happy in. This podcast is also a YouTube channel! If you want to check out this and past episodes that are also vlogs, follow the link below: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression Contact me! Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast 
29:09
February 28, 2020
EMDR Therapy Ending!
Welcome back to the Exercising Depression podcast, this week I talk about the ending of my EMDR therapy, how I have found the past 8 months and how I feel it has changed me... Watch this episode as a vlog too! YouTube: https://youtu.be/3VlSgmQuT6A  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EDepressionPod Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ExercisingDepression_Podcast Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com 
21:29
February 21, 2020
A Chat With Shaun From Mindfulness For Beginners Podcast
This week I have a chat with Shaun from the Mindfulness For beginners Podcast; we talk about Mindfulness, Shaun's podcast and mental health. Check out Shaun's podcast: Apple Pocasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfulness-for-beginners/id1493806566?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/mindfulness-for-beginners Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMjNkZThlMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ozwIEgzEtHQezPoi83nVV Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/mindfulness-for-beginners-GE4PxP Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mindfulness_for
55:03
February 14, 2020
A Catch-Up With JP from Depressed Not Dead
Welcome back to Exercising Depression! This week i have a catch up and chat with my very dear friend JP, who has his own Mental Health podcast Depressed not Dead. We talk about friendship, therapy and running amongst other things :) Check out JP's podcast and website (search Depressed Not Dead or JAMOALKI): http://jamoalki.info/ https://jamoalki.info/category/podcast/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/depressed-not-dead-jamoalki-battling-depression-suicide/id1092965741
49:38
January 31, 2020
Why Do I Lift?
Welcome back to the Exercising Depression podcast.  This week I discuss my reasons for starting weight training.  I started weight training around June 2019, it's something I have found real joy in and some incredible mental health benefits. Feeling strong has never been a familiar feeling to me, it's quite alien but I am learning to feel it with real achievement and it's helping me every day.   Exercising Depression started as (and continues to be) a podcast in June 2019 and now, in January 2020 i decided to record them as vlogs alongside the podcast. This is to hopefully reach a wider audience in my mission to tackle to stigma surrounding mental health, by having frequent, open and honest conversations about living with mental health problems every day. Whether the conversations are between myself and you  guys, or special guests, let's work together to lift the stigma,d make talking about mental health normal.  Please feel free to contact me!  Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EDepressionPod  Instagram: @ExercisingDepression_Podcast YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression 
24:58
January 24, 2020
My Online Persona & YouTube debut (sort of!)
Welcome back to the Exercising Depression Podcast. This episode I talk about my Online persona and how I deal with having one whilst living with BPD, anxiety and Depression. I have also recorded this episode as a vlog for my YouTube channel, which will alongside the podcast to reach a wider audience. Check out the channel: http://www.youtube.com/ExercisingDepression First Vlog: https://youtu.be/FhX0xSh9NMU
20:40
January 21, 2020
2019 Year(ish) Review
First of all I'm so sorry about the volume difference in the beginning and then the rest of this episode, I'm not sure how that happened and I tried to rectify it! Second of all: CONTENT WARNING - discussion of suicide, self harm & medication. Welcome to 2020! This episode I review the year 2019 before starting this podcast; Jan-June.  My appearance on Pointless:  1st episode https://youtu.be/aJynLwdHJHc second episode https://youtu.be/KdOxdTN_Gnw  
33:42
January 6, 2020
Chat with me whilst I put on Makeup: return to Therapy and Christmas
Kinda something a little different; I'm putting on some makeup (to go food shopping whoo!) and decided to chat with you guys whilst I did it. I'm still figuring out my setup and trying out what best audio quality I can get with my new doodad (Zoom H4n Pro) so bear with me! Contact me! Email@ exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast
18:33
December 16, 2019
November 2019 Update: 10k Training, Tattoo & Hallucinations
Welcome to the Exercising Depression Podcast, this is a little update episode where i talk about my training for a 10k, a new tattoo, lapse in gym/training and how I've dealt with the reemergence of hallucinations. tattoo artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damianhopeellams/ Relax My Cat Podcast (I Co-Host): https://open.spotify.com/show/7hb9bfQtaT9CNd454gRG0K Please feel free to contact me: email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast 
24:36
November 26, 2019
A Conversation with Richard the Vicar
Welcome back to the Exercising Depression podcast. This episode I sit down with good friend and Vicar Richard, who is the vicar of the church I attend and has been for the past 10 years. We discuss his role and how he has experienced his own mental health in regards to his job but also having to be a guide and counsellor to others. We have a lovely, relaxed conversation in his home with coffee and cake! Contact me! Twitter: @EDepressionPod Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast
33:30
November 1, 2019
A Conversation with My Husband.
Welcome to the Exercising Depression podcast, this episode I have a very special guest; my Husband! We have a conversation about our relationship in regards to my mental health problems and diagnoses, from when we started dating to long distance issues and our marriage. Plus our cat makes a debut and purrs sporadically into the mic! Please feel free to contact me: Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com 
42:11
October 8, 2019
Second Session of EMDR Therapy
Welcome to the Exercising Depression podcast, this episode I talk about my recent EMDR therapy session and other updates. Massive thanks to Rosie & Ryan over at the Voice of the Victim podcast who gave me a shoutout and played my promo. You guys are fab! Check out their podcast:  https://vovpodcast.podbean.com/ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/voice-of-the-victim-podcast/voice-of-the-victim https://www.instagram.com/vovpodcast/?hl=en The NEW podcast for Relax My Cat hosted by myself and Savannah: https://open.spotify.com/show/7hb9bfQtaT9CNd454gRG0K Contacts me: Twitter: @EDedpressionPod Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com 
21:12
October 4, 2019
Thoughts on Death & Gym Update
Welcome back to Exercising Depression. I've used this episode as an opportunity to work through and vocalise my thoughts on a recent death. I also have a new PT which  touch on too.
26:16
September 13, 2019
Started Therapy & New Equipment
Welcome back to Exercising Depression! *NOTE* Please bear with me on the sound quality; I have new equipment that I'm still getting to grips with so my apologies for the sound quality! This episode I talk about my starting a new therapy: EMDR, which is one I have never experienced before and am very nervous about. I also tlak about recent interviews I've done and what is coming up in regards to that. Please feel free to contact me: Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast
12:23
September 2, 2019
Endings, Beginnings & Holiday!
Hi guys! Welcome back to the Exersicing Depression Podcast. I've just come back from being away camping with my dear husband for our wedding anniversary but now I'm back! This episode I tell you a little about our trip, but also talk about the ending of one great thing, the beginnings of other steps in my mental health & fitness journey and how I'm dealing with the feeling of being strong. Please feel free to reach out to me: Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EDepressionPod Instagram: search Exercising Depression. Thanks!
24:40
August 9, 2019
Antidepressants & Me
Hey guys! Welcome back to Exercising Depression! Today I will be sharing my experiences with antidepressants. I have only been medicated (and not ashamed!) for a couple of years and in that time have had numerous experiences with them. Both good and bad. So join me today in the next episode of the Exercising Depression Podcast! Contact me! email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmaill.com Instagram: @exercisingdepression_podcast Facebook: Exercising Depression Podcast Twitter: @EDepressionPod
35:36
July 24, 2019
Depression & Podcasting: my conversation with Jamoalki
Welcome back to Exercising Depression. This episode I have a conversation with my very dear friend JP from Depressed Not Dead Podcast - the podcast that brought me his treasured friendship and inspired me to start Exercising Depression! this episode I have a conversation with my very dear friend JP from Depressed Not Dead Podcast - the podcast that brought me his treasured friendship and inspired me to start Exercising Depression! JP's Podcast Depressed Not Dead: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/depressed-not-dead-jamoalki-battling-depression-suicide/id1092965741 Social Media - JAMOALKI Email - jamoalki@gmail.com Talk To Me: Twitter - @EDepressionPod Instagram - @exercisingdepressionpodcast Email - exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Facebook - Exercising Depression Podcast
38:27
July 14, 2019
Etika & Suicidal Thoughts
So I recorded my thoughts and heartbreak to encourage those out there who are battling similar thoughts and who are in need of encouragement to ask for help. Today I was also in a very dark place, having intrusive thoughts and extremely low mood; my thoughts drifted to suicide and self harm regularly throughout the day. So I recorded my thoughts and heartbreak to encourage those out there who are battling similar thoughts and who are in need of encouragement to ask for help. Helplines: UK- Samaritans Call 116 123  CALM (for men) Call 0800 58 58 58  operates 5pm to midnight every day  Papyrus – for people under 35 Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm Text 07786 209697  The Silver Line– for older people Call 0800 4 70 80 90 If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could: call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need  contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one USA- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline -  1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 US Samaritans - Call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK Reach out to me, start a conversation; Instagram - Exercisingdepression_Podcastl.com twitter - @EDepressionPod Instagram - ExercisingDepression_Podcast Facebook - @exercisingdepressionpodcast
14:28
June 25, 2019
My History part 2 - High School
Content Warning: discussion of body image, relationships, high school & depression. Welcome back to Exercising Depression Podcast! We're carrying on with the look into who I am, where I have come from with part 2 of "My History". This episode I describe my time at High School as well as my first relationship. Again, my apologies if it is a little dull; looking into my history paves the way for my future and what this podcast is all about; my struggles as an adult with mental health problems. Please feel free to reach out and contact me; Email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: Exercising Depression Podcast @exercisingdepressionpodcast Instagram: exercisingdepression_podcast
24:37
June 22, 2019
My History part 1
Welcome to episode 3 of Exercising Depression. This episode is the first instalment of my history; my upbringing and childhood. I regret this may be a little dull, but it is the precursor to part 2 which will delve a little more into darker territories; my years at High School & College where I had my first real exoeriences with mental illness. This episode is a little more light hearted and sets the foundations of the person I am today...enjoy! As always, please feel free to reach out and get in touch with me: email: exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: @exercisingdepressionpodcast (or search Exercising Depression podcast)
18:40
June 15, 2019
Exercising and Depression
Welcome back to episode 2 of Exercising Depression. Content Warning: weight, exercise, eating disorders, disordered eating, calorie counting, weight loss, body image and food. A little change to the schedule, this will be a look into how I use exercise as a tool to cope in small ways with Depression and Body Image Issues. The warning signs I have to look out for with a history of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating and what going to the gym regularly has done for me in small, unexpected ways.
21:37
June 8, 2019
An Introduction
The first episode of Exercising Depression! In this episode we introduce not only the podcast but the Host as well...me, Claire! I'll outline the podcast content, a little info on me and the hopes for the future of the podcast. Talk to me! Find the Exercising Depression group on Facebook - @exercisingdepressionpodcast (or search Exercising Depression Podcast Email me - exercisingdepressionpodcast@gmail.com My friend JP's podcast: search Depressed Not Dead on all podcast platforms twitter: @jamoalki Facebook - jamoalki
10:18
June 4, 2019