On The Air with Melissa: Depression and Suicide


As a result of a traumatic brain injury, do you suffer from Depression? Do you have thoughts of suicide? Or maybe you know someone with a TBI who is struggling with depression. Either way, I invite you to join me, a TBI survivor, in a discussion about depression and suicide on the “Another Fork in the Road,” a broadcast of the Brain Injury Radio Network. Juliet Madsen, also a TBI survivor, will be joining me, along with the host of the show, Donna O’Donnell Figurski.

I will be speaking live, on the air, on October 4, 2015 at  8:30pm Eastern Time (5:30pm PT,6:30 MT, 7:30 CT).

Please don’t be shy! Call in with any questions or comments at:(424) 243-9540.



  1. After my brain surgery, I suffered terrible depression. I don’t remember much after my surgery, but my family tells that one night I sent out an email to all family and friends telling them that this recovery process was just to hard, and I was going to go be with my Mom now, who was in Heaven.
    I don’t remember what happened after that…..

    Depression. ….it’s a scary place to be but I believe a normal part of recovery. IT’S A PROCESS ! Hang in there!

    • Pam, I don’t know you at all, but your words made me gasp and want to reach out and give you a huge hug. I hope you’re doing well and have found a place to park the depression that nearly cost you your life. Thank you, thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Good for you Melissa! I would have loved to hear you speak on this. Is there a link to the recording available?

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