Two Sisters, One Mission

We’re not therapists or experts. But we battle depression and have lost family members and friends by suicide. It’s in their honor that we began this project. It is our hope and commitment to increase awareness and reduce the stigma and isolation of depression, one story at a time. These stories could truly save lives.

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Meet Terry.

A former TV news reporter and anchor, Terry has made a living with her voice for more than four decades. After a recent, long and dark bout of depression, she dedicated her life to shining light into the darkness. Terry founded the non-profit organization Giving Voice to Mental Illness, Inc. and launched the weekly Giving Voice to Depression podcast, which she produces and co-hosts with her sister, Bridget.

Terry is a Certified Peer Specialist and has completed training in Mental Health First Aid, When the Conversation Turns to Suicide, QPR and crisis-line volunteer support. She has moderated numerous lived-experience panels and speaks at local and national mental-health conferences and conventions about upstream suicide prevention, and the power of shared stories.


Meet Anita.

Anita is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice with her husband, Don. She is proudly neurodivergent and a lifelong ME/CFS and HSD survivor, and speaks from the lived experience of surviving and thriving with multiple disabilities. In her work as a therapist, she loves co-creating solutions with people experiencing difficult challenges and gets the most joy from being able to be a part of helpful change.

She also provides life coaching for individuals with chronic pain and health issues, late diagnosed autistic and AuADHD adults, helping professionals experiencing burnout, and those wanting to learn the essentials of life planning to reduce stress. She writes on Quora and Medium and is featured in numerous online publications. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, crafting, baking, creating butterfly and bee gardens, and writing poetry. You can connect with her at or @sanzplans.

Meet Bridget.

Bridget is a 50+ year old, mother of 2 teens, certified in Mental Health First Aid, who finds joy in gardening, walking in the works daily with my beloved dog while talking on the phone with her 93-year-old mother, traveling the world solo and getting a good night’s sleep.

Bridget is a Massage Therapist, EFT and Neurofeedback Practitioner and co-host of the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. P.S She lives on a small island in the Puget Sound.