Alok lives with double depression while having a career in Software Quality Assurance. In this episode of Silent Superheroes, Alok talks about the simple middle school heartbreak that introduced him to depression and his long journey with therapy and medication. We discuss the mundane nature of suicidal ideation and the perceived difference between physical and mental health. Alok successfully manages his mental health at work and offers words of cautious hope to those just starting their journey with depression.
Alok is the host of the Race Invaders podcast, an ongoing dialogue about race, politics, and the search for a universal response to oppression.
- The Race Invaders Podcast (https://raceinvaders.org/)
- Robert Sopolsky depression lecture (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc)
- Beck Depression Inventory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck_Depression_Inventory)
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