Morgan, 22, Dysthymia [Audio]

I interviewed a resilient young woman named Morgan from Red Deer, Alberta. Morgan spoke about her personal challenges with dysthymia, also known as persistent depressive disorder, but also highlighted the lessons she learned along the way. Listen to her candid interview below.

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Timestamps

  • 0:51 – Introducing Morgan, 22, Psychology Student
  • 2:08 – Introducing Morgan’s Disability: Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
  • 6:03 – Morgan’s Challenges: Loss of Motivation
  • 7:38 – Morgan’s Challenges: Losing Friends
  • 8:15 – Morgan’s Lesson: Friends Aren’t Therapists
  • 10:20 – Morgan’s Lesson: Starting All Over Again
  • 11:07 – Morgan’s Recommendation: Struggling Isn’t Necessarily Outward
  • 11:44 – Morgan’s Recommendation: Mental Illness Isn’t a Personality Trait
  • 12:19 – Morgan’s Recommendation: Establish Communication with Others
  • 13:58 – Morgan’s Recommendation: Know Your Boundaries
  • 15:42 – Morgan’s Lesson: Everyone Experiences Mental Illness Differently
  • 18:00 – Morgan’s Advice: Get Help From Others
  • 19:28 – Final Remarks

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