Episode notes

When the comedian, actor, and author Maria Bamford has something to say about mental health, it’s a pretty good idea to give a listen. For one reason, she’s hilarious. Also, she comes at the issue not just as an observer. Maria has a long history with mental health conditions. SHe has spent a good bit of time in in-patient facilities, has dealt with problematic intrusive thoughts, and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 2. Maria talks about the issue of access to mental health treatment and how it’s a different story for those who have money and those who don’t. Following the lead of her new book, Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult, Maria talks about cults she’s belonged to such as Target shopping, Suzuki violin training, and the Episcopalians.

Pre-order your copy of Maria’s new book, Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult, out September 5, 2023, wherever books are sold. Listen to Maria’s latest comedy album, Crowd Pleaser, on the streaming platform of your choice. Learn more about Maria by visiting her website, www.MariaBamford.com.

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  • Maria Bamford

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Join host John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) for honest, relatable, and, yes, sometimes funny conversations about mental health. Hear from comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and other top names in entertainment and the arts about living with depression, anxiety, and many other common disorders. Find out what they’ve done to address it, what worked, and what didn’t. Depresh Mode with John Moe also features useful insights on mental health issues with experts in the field. It’s honest talk from people who have been there and know their stuff. No shame, no stigma, and maybe a few laughs.

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