Every Thursday night I am privileged to co-host DSMA Live on Blog Talk Radio with my good friends Scott Johnson and Cherise Shockley. What makes the show so awesome besides the great questions from the Twitter chat the night before, the great listeners who connect and comment through out the show in the chat room, the always awesome guest, or the live phone calls is the fact that it is Live! And because it is live we never quite know what is going to happen or where the show is going to go.
Take last night’s show for instance.
The DSMA Questions were all about support, namely the people who support us. Some refer to them as Type 3’s but some just call them their D-Peeps. I have decided to adopt Type Awesome! Thanks Kim for that one. ;)
The guest for the show was Rachel from TalesOfRachel.com and we were having a great time going through the questions one by one.
One question was, “What do you share and what do you fear sharing with non PWoD's?”
When we all answered this question the subject of depression came up. Some of us feared sharing moments of depression or times we were down.
That was then the show changed.
We began exploring the challenge of living with diabetes and depression. How often it seems to drop its dark cloud over our lives and how it can make us feel alone. The very real stigma about having depression or any mental illness and how hard it is to get the help you need. Not because there is not help because it is difficult for many to seek it.
It was a topic that needed to be discussed or at least that is why I believe we sort of switched gears. One thing led us into another and it was done so organically that it just felt right. Sometimes the thing we are talking about is not the thing we need to be talking about. Only a format like this really gives us that freedom
I love it. I love LIVE!