Fighting depression can take courage, persistence and support. It can be created by so many events or experiences and it can wear so many faces, that there isn’t one path toward healing. That healing will be unique to you. Episode 099 focuses on three common hurdles — three decisions or thoughts — that can paralyze you in that fight and how you can move through that avoidance or fear.

Here’s the video from the World Health Organization:


The listener email is the story of a woman who’s struggled with depression for many years. Yet her life was made joyful for several years by a relationship with a husband who then died from cancer. SelfWork helped her realize why others were struggling with her ongoing grief.

SelfWork’s 100th episode is coming in one week! Send in those emails to askdrmargaret@drmargaretrutherford.com— #100 is all about you!

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You can hear more about depression and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to this website and receive her weekly posts as well as her podcasts, plus Dr. Margaret’s eBook, “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy.”