07 Jun BRANDON TALBOT ON DEPRESSION

Know Someone That Suffers From Depression? If so, you Must Listen To This Podcast. Hell, I would even say everyone needs to listen to it.

Much respect & love for Brandon and Melissa for having this conversation.

It’s real. It’s raw. And you need to hear it.

Listen HERE


Show Notes:

  • “I have good days and some really bad days. But I rarely ever get a day off. I don’t think there has been a day that has went by in the last decade I have not thought about death.”
  • “Volleyball was my identity and when that was taken away I thought I had no more value.”
  • When I am watching people on youtube or instagram doing things I wish I could do, then I start to think “I am a loser.”
  • Brandon on the difficulty of sharing his depression with Melissa (his girlfriend), “This was the last thing I wanted to tell you, because I thought you were going to split, but if you stick around I will have something I have never had before. This insane deep level of trust.”


Things That Helped Brandon:

  • A 30 Day Gratitude Journal.
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Doing Creative Things: photography, drawing, etc.
  • Having people around you that are on your team.


Tips To Help:

  • Try to understand them. Not fix.
  • What Brandon’s Jiu-Jitsu buddies said to him that helped: “Hey man, if you ever need anything let me know. We love you.”
  • Know your loved one’s depression is not about you.
  • You can’t carry their depression for them. Make sure you are also taking care of yourself.
  • Get out and move. Exercise. Get the endorphins going.

 

You can connect with Brandon on Instagram. Great dude!
@super_human_performance

 

 

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