Tackling the Public Health Crisis of Suicide with Guest Ryan Casey Waller
Ryan Casey Waller, author of Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don't Want to Talk About, sits down to talk with Joey Dumont about the many tough conversations he had to have with others and himself, and how he's come out on the other side as a stronger and more fulfilled person.
In This Episode:
Finding Camaraderie in Anxiety
Taking Unhealthy Risks
Realizing You Don’t Deserve the Self-Abuse
Choosing Death by the Avoidance of Life
The Power of Radical Acceptance
The Difference Between Happiness and Joy
Giving Yourself Permission to Choose Happiness
The Public Health Crisis of Suicide
Changing Societal Constructs of Happiness
Admitting You’re in Bad Shape
The Challenge of Being Depressed in a Church Environment
About Ryan Casey Waller:
Ryan Casey Waller is a licensed psychotherapist, lawyer, and pastor who has heard all the jokes about being both lawyer and priest. But if you have another one, he's always game for more laughs. He studied philosophy and religion at the University of Southern California before pursuing a law degree, a Master’s in theology, and a Master’s in counseling from Southern Methodist University. He practiced law before turning to a career in ministry, serving in both academic and ecclesial settings. He is now in private practice in Dallas.