Shedding Light on Depression

Shedding Light on Depression-Kidney-Talk

Am I depressed? After 11 years as licensed clinical social worker and administrator of a dialysis facility, plus 5 years working for the renal network, Mark Meier has the know-how to pull away the stigma, the secrecy, and the shame of depression to reveal a treatable illness whose symptoms have been experienced by most people at one time or another. Tune into this remarkable show to learn more about depression, what causes it, why diabetes and CKD patients may be more susceptible to it, and how you can find your way back to the sunny side of the street.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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