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Keep Going: How a successful psychiatrist beat the odds

Confused? Ask yourself "Is this really the best fit for you?"

In this amazing episode, Dr. Neill Epperson discusses the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and creative individuals, including depression, imposter syndrome, and a general sense of inability. She emphasizes the importance of finding one's North Star and aligning one's goals and passions with their chosen path.

"I just decided that I just was not going to accept failure," she said. The result? She became the Robert Freedman Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine-Anschutz Medical Campus and Executive Director of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center.

Dr. Epperson shares her personal journey of overcoming failure and offers advice on how to navigate setbacks and reevaluate one's path. She also highlights the significance of seeking treatment for depression and the role of different treatments in rewiring the brain. Our conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of personal growth and making a positive impact on society.

Our theme music is by Policy AKA Mark Buchwald. (

Keep Going
Keep Going
When you're going through Hell, keep going." This is a podcast about failure and how it breeds success. Every week, we will talk to amazing people who have done amazing things yet, at some point, experienced failure. By exploring their experiences, we can learn how to build, succeed, and stay humble. It is hosted by author and former New York Times journalist John Biggs. Our theme music is by Policy, AKA Mark Buchwald. (