Yesterday I did one of my favourite things – live radio! I was on SBS Radio, in their Artarmon studios, and responded to listeners’ questions about the range of issues that challenge us as we get older. Depression was obviously a common theme – whether it was triggered by downsizing, retirement, missing one’s childhood home and family, facing the death of parents, or the illness of friends. You can listen to the full podcast here: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hebrew/en/content/amanda-gordon-clinical-psychologist-sbs-about-life-after-50-2042017. Don’t worry, it’s all in English!
You can also go to our Armchair Psychology Facebook page, where I have posted the video stream of (most of) the interview – there were a few early technical hitches. That’s actually part of why I love live radio. I had to wing it, while Nitza Lowenstein, the presenter of the programme, fixed the recording device. It was distracting, but I could be a “true radio professional” and carry on regardless.
I am always hopeful that, while I respond to specific concerns of individual listeners, I am assisting people change their thinking in their own lives. That’s why I give general rather that personal responses. Do let me know if any of my words struck true to you, or made a difference to the way you look at things. You can comment on the Facebook page if you like.