Depression & Rewilding w/ Sheila Henson || The Rewilding Podcast

I’ve lived with depression for most of my life. I’ve learned to  manage my symptoms in order to function and live a more fulfilling life.  I’ve dedicated this episode to working through some of the areas of  overlap between depression and rewilding. This is a very personal topic  that lives close to my heart. I was originally planning on doing this  one solo, but I realized that it would be more impactful if it were in  conversation with someone who shares similar but different experiences  with depression.

My guest on this episode is Sheila Henson. Sheila received  her BA in History and an MA in Education, spent twelve years as a  behavioral respite worker for children with special needs, working for  many of those years at the Serendipity Center in Portland. Today she is  an ADHD Coach, and is a well known and respected educator on tiktok. The  drive to understand how to be kind, collaborative, and restorative  within our social and ecological communities led her to Rewild Portland,  where she now serves on the board of directors, heading up our  transformative justice committee. Sheila and I also co-teach a Rewilding  Your Health class through Rewild Portland. 


List of National Suicide Hotlines

Sheila’s Website

Sheila’s Tiktok

Sleep & Depression

Exercise & Depression
The Challenges of Treating Depression with Exercise: From Evidence to Practice

Meditation & Depression
An update on mindfulness meditation as a self-help treatment for anxiety and depression

Diet & Depression
Diet and Depression—From Confirmation to Implementation

Music & Depression
Music therapy for depression

Green Spaces and Depression
Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Gardening & Depression
Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta-analysis

Soil Microbiome & Depression
Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant

Crafting & Depression
Antidepressive response of inpatients with major depression to adjuvant occupational therapy: a case–control study

Plant & Fungi Medicine
Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression, Study Shows

The  Efficacy of Psilocybin Compared to Selective Serotonin Reuptake  Inhibitors in the Treatment of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder

Pharmaceuticals & Depression

Antidepressants: Selecting one that’s right for you

Other Sources:

DSM-5 Criteria and Depression Severity: Implications for Clinical Practice

Depression Definition and DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

Behavioral Aspects of Animal Domestication

All About Alexithymia, or Difficulty Recognizing Feelings

Changing The name PDA

What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?

The roles of peripheral serotonin in metabolic homeostasis,be%20an%20attractive%20therapeutic%20strategy.