Thursday, March 15, 2012

Overcoming Depression Interview at

Many thanks to host, Gary Koplin, for a great television interview on
America's Mental Health Channel: Healthy Place. is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. The website is an active mental health social network for support, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, a live mental health TV and radio show, unique tools like a "mood journal" and more. is a great resource. Check them out!

And do let me know what you think of my interview. I had butterflies the whole time!


Wanda's Wings said...

A great video. Having suffered so long with mental illness sometimes it can feel so hopeless. I do admire you so much and what you do.

Dr. Deb said...

Thanks Wanda. As I've said so often to you, you are always in my thoughts. You have been through more than the average person - and I feel for you. Thanks for your kind words.

Swataz said...

Excellent piece, Deb. You did fine and looked great doing it. ;)

You are nothing if not one of the most credible spokespersons on the subject.

Look forward to another one like this!

Gary said...

Dr. Serani,

I noticed you said you were nervous during the show. I promise, no one could tell.

You did an excellent job in discussing the difficulties people encounter in overcoming depression along with providing some helpful solutions.

We were honored to have you as our guest.

Thank you,

Dr. Deb said...

Dear Swataz,
Thanks for your sweet words. You are nothing if not one of the kindest (and oldest) friends I have.

Dear Gary,
I *was* nervous. I wish I had someone to relate to other than the computer screen as I spoke. Thank you again for your great questions and the opportunity to share my work on depression. You do great work at Healthy Place!

Dawn said...

:) you're awesome Dr.Deb. That was an amazing interview....had no idea you had butterflies. I love and appreciate all that you do for mental illness.

Anonymous said...

i liked dis fanks alot :)

Help with depression said...

This is a great video!

Wendy Love said...

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Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Serani,

I just encountered your blog while doing research on depression and solutions. I recently experienced a attempted suicide due to an relationship break-up, in addition to college pressures and other life responsibilities. I initially found your article, "Students With Depression Likely To Drop Out Of School" and found it to be spot-on, yet still incredibly down-to-earth.

In this video interview and on your blog so far, I find your input to be very accurate and sensitive. I am glad to hear you were nervous about this interview, I think it means that you care just that much to express the right information in the right way.

I have now subscribed to your blog.


Ana Maria Saad said...

I am a sucide survivor, that had Depression as a great master!
I gave a speech at TED about it!;TEDSao-Paulo
I invite you to watch it and spread, as if people notice that it´s a subject important to be brought up I can be invited to TED 2013, and this helps to educate society about mental disorders, lessening prejudices, giving people hope that feeling good is possible!
together we can change our world!
great blog!
all the best!