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Jane Clayson Johnson

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Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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70. Navigating Depression | Jane Clayson Johnson shares how to support those who are suffering.

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Join me as I speak with Jane Clayson Johnson about depression. Jane is an award winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. At the age of 36 she chose to step away from her career to get married and raise her two children. When her children were young, Jane started having dark thoughts; feeling unworthy of her family, wanting to fall asleep and fade away and even about planning her own funeral. It wasn’t until her husband stepped in to get her the help she desperately needed that she was able to get diagnosed with depression and start her journey of healing. Jane’s personal experience with depression prompted her to open up and write a book, Silent Souls Weeping, about her brain illness in an effort to change the stigma, shame, and isolation surrounding the disease and advocate for those whose lives have been altered by mental illness. In the interview, we share important information about depression to empower listeners to advocate for themselves, their friends and loved ones.


6 Aug 2022

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Jane Clayson Johnson & Mark Johnson

Moral & Ethical Leadership

JANE CLAYSON JOHNSON Jane Clayson Johnson is a popular speaker and best-selling author of two books. Here latest book, Silent Souls Weeping, is a candid look inside the core-shaking world of clinical depression. She spent 3 years interviewing scores of Latter-day Saints and documenting their experiences in an effort to open a dialogue, a new level of honesty, authenticity, and hope for those who suffer with diseases of the mind. Jane is an award-winning broadcast journalist widely known for her work over the last decade at NPR. Before that, Jane worked at CBS News, hosting the network morning program… she was on the air on 9/11. Jane interviewed presidents and Hollywood stars. Many remember her high-profile interview with Martha Stewart… just before Martha went to prison. Jane’s network career started at ABC News, where she traveled the world from Kosovo to Indonesia, covering the biggest news stories of the day. Jane is an accomplished musician… she went to BYU on a violin performance scholarship. MARK JOHNSON Mark is co-founder of the strategic innovation consulting firm, Innosight, which he co-founded with Clayton Christensen. He advises top companies in a wide range of industries, including health care, aerospace, and defense. Mark is the author of several award-winning articles published in the Harvard Business Review. His most recent book is titled, “Lead from the Future.” Mark is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Columbia University, and the Harvard Business School. Mark joined the church when he was 36 years old, before meeting Jane. They are now parents of five children and 4 grand-babies and they live just outside Boston.


17 May 2021

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Jane Clayson Johnson | Depression: Connecting Through Stories

Latter-day Saint Women Podcast

“Depression thrives in secrecy, but shrinks in empathy.” On today’s episode, Jane Clayson Johnson shares her own experience with clinical depression and the valuable insights she’s gathered through interviewing others about their stories. She discusses the unique challenges members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may face when their ability to experience joy--in a faith centered on a plan of happiness--is inhibited by depression. When we work to overcome mental health stigma, understand mental illness, “mourn with those that mourn” and “comfort those that stand in need of comfort,” we can create opportunities for healing and hope for the future. Additional Resources: • Reyna Aburto and Elena Aburto | Mental Health: Receiving Help and Giving Support https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/inspiration/latter-day-saints-channel/listen/series/latter-day-saint-women/reyna-aburtoand-elenaaburto-mental-health-receiving-help-and-giving-support?lang=eng• • Sister Reyna Aburto’s October 2019 general conference talk https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/31aburto?lang=eng• • Church web page with mental health resources https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/get-help/mental-health?lang=eng• • Church web page with suicide prevention and ministering resources https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/get-help/suicide?lang=eng• • Suicide prevention videos from Elder Dale G. Renlund https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCR8tWKEbxo&list=PLAYgY8SPtEWH5oAfQlfGFyKk77nf-S-tH• • President Russell M. Nelson’s October 1995 general conference talk https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1995/10/perfection-pending?lang=eng• • Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s October 2017 general conference talk https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2017/10/be-ye-therefore-perfect-eventually?lang=eng• • In Crisis? See suicide prevention helpline information here https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/crisis-help-lines/in-crisis?lang=eng• Transcript: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/inspiration/latter-day-saints-channel/bc/mormon-channel/images/audio/lds-women/pdf/Jane-Clayson-Johnson.pdf

14 Apr 2021

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PFL 126: Get REAL Series with Jane Clayson Johnson

Purpose Filled Life With Connie Sokol

Let's get real about depression with award-winning journalist, former CBS co-anchor, and ABC correspondent, Jane Clayson Johnson. Learn from her personal experience and how step by step, she moved through it. This podcast is touching, authentic, funny, informative, and oh so real. Shift the way you think and feel about this very real illness that touches us all, and find the hope that waits there, too. 


26 Aug 2020

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53. Depression and the Plan of Happiness - Jane Clayson Johnson

Faith Matters

In this episode, we spoke with Jane Clayson Johnson about a really tough and important topic.Jane is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. At CBS News, Jane was co-anchor of The Early Show, a regular correspondent for 48 Hours, and an investigative reporter for “Eye on America” segments for the CBS Evening News.We spoke with Jane about her 2018 book Silent Souls Weeping, an incredibly important book that addresses depression, specifically within a Latter-day Saint context. In our discussion, Jane shared her own moving story about her struggle with depression, along with insights about how depression relates to missionaries and missionary work, a culture of perfectionism, social media usage, suicidality, and the stigma that still remains around mental health issues.We’re so grateful to Jane for coming on and for her vulnerability and openness. If you or anyone you know struggles with depression, we invite you to listen to Jane’s message of hope, survival and resilience.11:24 Depression and Feeling the Spirit22:01 Finding Traction When Depressed26:51 Having OCD While Serving a Mission36:36 Dealing With Toxic Perfectionism47:22 Returning To Our Wards During A Pandemic Join us for Restore: A Faith Matters Gathering on October 7-8 in Salt Lake City. Learn more and register here.


23 Aug 2020

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Destigmatizing Mental Illness with Jane Clayson Johnson

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

Award-winning journalist and former co-host of CBS’s The Early Show, Jane Clayson Johnson talks with Vanessa about her experience with clinical depression and why she is speaking out to help others. She shares insights from her book, Silent Souls Weeping, where she interviewed over 150 men, women, and teens about their experiences with depression. During the conversation, Jane and Vanessa discuss ways to cope and when it is time to ask for help. To see more from Jane follow her on Instagram.  We are so happy you are here! Download the Chatbooks app and use promo code: PODCAST20 for 20% off. 


23 Jun 2020

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Jane Clayson Johnson (Journalist, Author, and Mother) on Overcoming Depression

Measuring Success Right

Ever dealt with depression and felt alone or weak? Join Jane Clayson Johnson (award-winning journalist for her work at CBS, ABC, and NPR; best-selling author of I Am a Mother and Silent Souls Weeping; and an incredible mother) as she talks about her encounter with depression and how others with depression shouldn't feel flawed or trapped. 


21 Jan 2020

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Jane Clayson Johnson Ep. 366 The Cultural Hall

The Cultural Hall Podcast

A friend referred me to read this book. Frankly, I was nervous, but ordered it. I’ve now read it 3 times! I have shared and ordered books for others! I have needed this book for years. It is very difficult to suffer from depression and anxiety, and feel so alone and mis-understood. I would recommend this book to anyone who is suffering from this mental and emotional disease. I would recommend it to every family member who has someone suffering. I would recommend it to every ecclesiastical leader. It is definitely a HUGE help, so well written and researched, and I especially loved Jane Clayson Johnson’s honesty about her own struggles and the many interviews she shared in the book. You read it and you feel HOPE. Buy Silent Souls Weeping The post Jane Clayson Johnson Ep. 366 The Cultural Hall appeared first on The Cultural Hall Podcast.


17 Jan 2020

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021: Silent Souls Weeping: Depression in Women of Faith w/ Jane Clayson Johnson

Women Seeking Wholeness

Suffocating sadness, feelings of sinking, drowning in the depths, the ache of deep self-loathing…How and why does depression strike in spiritual people?  Join me as I tackle this sensitive topic with Jane Clayson Johnson, an award-winning, nationally syndicated journalist and author of Silent Souls Weeping – Depression: Sharing Stories, Finding Hope. One of her life purposes as a mother, a woman of faith and a journalist is to shine a light on the desperate, dark, and lonely reality faced by those who struggle with clinical depression. Jane shares her own difficult experiences, along with others – particularly in the sociocultural context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Suicide is the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10 to 17 and ages 18 to 24. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 25 to 44 and the fourth-leading cause of death for ages 45-64.  Utah’s Public Health Indicator Based Information System reports, “Completed suicides are only part of the problem. More people are hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for suicide attempts than are fatally injured. In 2014, the most recent data year available, 13 Utahns were treated for self-inflicted injuries every day.” Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | Android| RadioPublic | Google Play Jane offers unique research and understanding on depression and suicide. In this episode: Why do we work so hard to “prop up the façade” and hide our flaws, rather than get real and transparent?   How does cultural and familial shame contribute to situational depression? Why is there such a stigma about depression in religious and spiritual communities? How does “toxic perfectionism” come into play? Check out Jane’s books and website Check out Cherie’s 22 Day Depression Cleanse  (22 Days, 22 Minutes a Day, $22.00) “Healing wasn’t meant to be complicated.” Check out the full episode page here. Follow Cherie and Women Seeking Wholeness on Facebook. ABOUT: Cherie Burton is a mom of 6, author, international speaker, emotional healing expert, business owner, leadership development trainer and Women Seeking Wholeness Podcast Host. She specializes in the science and spirituality of emotions and sensory integration; a "whole soul" approach.  Cherie has degrees in psychology and sociology and has worked as a counselor in the fields of mental health and addiction.  She is a former Mrs. Utah and coaches females of all ages in private mentoring programs, retreats and online courses.  Cherie travels internationally, empowering audiences with knowledge and tools to heal their emotions, find their callings, and receive wholeness. Cherie has recently launched two online courses: The Emotional Wholeness Master Class and The 22 Day Depression Cleanse which can be found HERE.   She is the author of two e-books, “Where Depression Ends and You Begin: 4 Passages to  Discovery”; and “True and Lasting Change--4 Ways to Break Through Fear.” Her Stand Speak Shine programs provide women with retreats and mentoring programs to empower them to heal, express and create.   Her book, If She Could Speak, will be released in 2020. Meet her at www.cherieburton.com


22 May 2019

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How to Support Latter-day Saints Struggling With Depression & Anxiety | An Interview with Jane Clayson Johnson

Leading Saints Podcast

Jane Clayson Johnson grew up playing the violin and attended BYU on a music scholarship, then changed her studies to journalism. After graduating, she worked for KSL News in Salt Lake City, then moved to Los Angeles where she was a correspondent for programs such as ABC World News Tonight and Good Morning America. She was later an anchor on The Early Show and a correspondent for CBS. Jane left her full-time job when she married her husband, Mark Johnson, to be a wife and mother. They have two children together and reside in Boston, where she also works as a fill-in host for NPR's On Point. She has written two books, I am a Mother and Silent Souls Weeping.Jane Clayson JohnsonHighlights5:45 About her book, I am a Mother6:20 Hosts On Point for NPR6:50 Considers self a storyteller7:25 Authoring new book, Silent Souls Weeping, on the subject of depression, especially as it relates to her own experience with clinical depression9:25 Wondered “How can I be so depressed when I am so blessed?”11:35 After receiving treatment and beginning to feel better, Jane began to speak with others and realize how many people suffer with depression. She began interviewing others, and the book was born.12:30 All interviews are with faithful Latter-day Saints who have struggled with depression13:00 Kurt recommends the book for church leaders who are battling with depression, especially since as a leader he did not have any framework to help people who are suffering—no advice to offer beyond “go see a professional”; the book helps him understand different perspectives.14:25 Jane has learned that we need to reach out and help each other, because so many of us don’t speak about the suffering; feels the worst part of depression is the “profound isolation”16:30 So often we suffer in silence—it’s where the title of the book comes from, Silent Souls Weeping17:35 Depression is easy to hide at church18:00 One bishop made a list of the mental illnesses he saw in his ward and concluded about about one quarter of his ward were affected, and that was just the issues that he knew about19:35 Depression can block us from feeling the spirit, God’s love20:10 "It was like the most important part of my soul had been carved out of me"20:20 When you are depressed and active in a church that often equates happiness with righteousness, depression can be tormenting22:15 One sister described a sense of desperation, seeking help anywhere, felt depression was a sign that she was somehow unworthy, hypocritical23:30 Depression happens to us regardless of our circumstances, the loss of the spirit may be the most distressing part of depression and why we need to seek treatment23:50 Kurt reminds us depression does not only affect those who “don’t understand” the gospel but can affect anyone24:20 One theme of the book is how depression affects our ability to feel the spirit. Another theme is the stigma attached to depression.25:25 Kurt tells the story of one sister suffering with depression wished to be in the place of a sister with cancer’s shoes because of the extreme stigma and embarrassment she felt related to suffering with depression26:30 Jane explains the woman with cancer and woman with severe depression were both admitted to the hospital at the same time—they were sisters. The depressed sister felt like people would treat her and her family differently if she had cancer instead of something stigmatized like depression.27:25 Depression is not the result of personal inadequacy27:40 It is not a black mark on your character; when you are in the depths of a clinical depression you cannot pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you are not going to fix it with hard work and discipline28:05 One woman shared her experience, and her father said why don’t you put that all in a box, and just ignore it -- that’s not particularly helpful28:20 One BYU student had terrible symptoms of depression, prescribed medication,

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13 Jan 2019