Struggling with depression
Granger Smith Podcast Episode 85: Do you ever struggle with depression and anxiety and if you do, how do you deal with it? We struggle as humans. We will have suffering. Why? Because we are humans and that's whats promised in a fallen world. Join me and my buddy Bernie Calcote as we dive deep into this topic and more on this week's podcast!

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  • Natasha Raguse
    Natasha Raguse

    Wow! LOVE the mud hole analogy! ♥️

  • Jamie R
    Jamie R

    Jesus teachings, ww2, pirate times, and the Wild West. Tough to pick just 3

  • Mikenah Rieken
    Mikenah Rieken

    Grand Island NE!!!!

  • Oliver

    Granger and Bernie I loved your support, encouragement and advice you gave Jessie in coping with his loss of his grandfather and dad🙏🙏

  • Bill Cross
    Bill Cross

    Great Job on the Gifts for Butch and Bull. You are the man. Gig Em!!!

  • Michael McClure
    Michael McClure

    Great job 👏 giving your drivers the items.

  • Adam Crow
    Adam Crow

    Thank you! From @ButchandBull

  • Linda Curtis
    Linda Curtis

    Granger you are AWESOME! The gifts you gave Butch and Bull are awesome! THANK YOU FROM BULL AND BUTCH!!!!

  • Silvero Dinero
    Silvero Dinero

    It was probably during that nasty winter storm and that really terrifying crash with multiple cars.

  • Timothy Jackson
    Timothy Jackson

    Love y’all’s parables!!! The pond is a great one!! Love the all your podcasts. You need to get Amber on here with you

  • BeefMeister

    This is the podcast I needed to hear. Thank you, infinitely.

  • Jacob Holt
    Jacob Holt

    God bless y'all love you videos😍

  • Will Outdoors
    Will Outdoors

    Thank for this video it really helped me my mom officer Sarah Grell dnr officer of Grand Rapids Minnesota died in a car accident monday may 24 this year and I kept asking why it happened but this video helped me thanks

  • Cindi Allain
    Cindi Allain

    I could sit around a campfire with you and chit chat. I do not think I could go on a program live and ask a question....just saying. I would love to go where you are talking about in a glass bottom boat and watch the fish. I only ever eat lake fish. No salt water.

    • Ryan Hurd
      Ryan Hurd

      Thanks 👏 so much for the comments and support you’ve showed me towards my Music , I'm so grateful and happy to check on you! You can leave me a text on my mail;( let me know more about you❤️❤️

  • Sharp Shooter
    Sharp Shooter

    Is the podcast email full caps?

    • Ryan Hurd
      Ryan Hurd

      Thanks 👏 so much for the comments and support you’ve showed me towards my Music , I'm so grateful and happy to check on you! You can leave me a text on my mail;( let me know more about you❤️❤️

  • eternal

    To Whoever watching this video, Depression is a state of mind, you are not born with this.. it's the situations, people and social media that are causing you depression consiously or unconsciously. So how to heal from this?. You can easily get out of this matrix. With simple techniques..but you have to be consistent. REMEMBER CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY. It will take time but it definitely WORKS. 1-SUNGAZING 2- COLD SHOWER- 3-SEMEN RETENTION 4-MEDITATION 5-YOGA 6-PRANAYAMA You can research about this and see unbelievable results of people. you will be completely a WHOLE NEW PERSON 🔥

  • Josh Gardner
    Josh Gardner

    Bernie as a regular on the podcast and just have guests like free range does.

  • tamara welch
    tamara welch

    Jessie, first I wanted to offer my condolences. Then I want to say it's only been 3 months your still very much grieving I feel the most important thing in the grieving process is to allow yourself to feel whatever you're feeling when you're feeling it. Although your dad and grandpa are not physically alive you can keep their memory alive through your memories also parts of them are in you. My point is share those memories with your children through those memories your children will get to know your dad and your grandpa.

  • Jay Holm
    Jay Holm

    So are these podcasts every Monday?

    • Focus OnGrowth
      Focus OnGrowth


  • Bobby Couch
    Bobby Couch

    What surprised me the most, was how fast it happened. Just sitting there, and all of a sudden my eyes glazed over, didn't know what was happening. Next thing I'm telling myself I have to die. I was having a mental breakdown, and didn't know it. Really don't remember gathering up the bath towels for the blood, or the bucket to put them in, just looked over and the utility blade was in my hand. I cut my wrists, but thought right away, this is stupid, I could loose my finger movement if I cut to deep, so I went to my left arm, filled up a bath towel. Remember making soaked towels into a ball and putting them into the bucket. The trouble was my left arm kept clotting up, and I had to recut over and over again, so I went to my throat, right side and started to cut, looking for the jugular. I was afraid to slice my neck open, afraid my head would fall over. Funny how you think about stuff like that when you want to kill yourself. By now my stomach was killing me, and I thought no one ever said you had pain when you bleed out. I cut over and over again on my neck, pretty deep, but couldn't find the jugular, and everything was slick so I couldn't hold it right anymore, so I went to the other side and tried again with the same results. Frustrated, I went to my right arm, jackpot. I guess I cut through my artery, and vein. Was getting dizzy, so I propped my legs up on the night stand, and found I couldn't move them any more. Realized I was gonna die now, and started thinking that I didn't want to be found this way by anyone, so I just barely had enough energy to make 1 phone call. Everyone came. In the ambulance I was fighting to breathe, short gasps of breath. The guy at my feet said he couldn't find any blood pressure, the guy next to me said he ain't gonna make it. I guess cutting my throat created air in my chest cavity where it wasn't supposed to be, causing my skin to be like the bubble wrap, so they had to put tubes in my chest for 2 or 3 weeks. One doctor wanted to put them in permanent. Think in emergency they worked on me for 7 hours, but not sure When I woke up, I thought I was dead, and asked how long I had been dead. Was in hospital total about 4 weeks I think. Then therapy. I don't every want to commit suicide, ever again. The point I'm trying to make is a mental breakdown is so quick, and that if you feel depressed, seek help and advice immediately, don't wait. Because when the mental breakdown happens, there is no thoughts of loved ones, or family, except how they might find you dead. So please seek help if you are depressed, please, for me, I care about you!!

  • Amy Olson
    Amy Olson

    I enjoy listening to your podcast while I’m working keep up the great podcast

  • Ingrid Finkbeiner
    Ingrid Finkbeiner

    Hi from Germany.. i like watching you and Bernie.. hugs from here

  • Tausha Berry
    Tausha Berry

    AmaZing uplifting calming inspiring so much more !!!! Love you guys thank u for taking the time to do this for us all. Amen Gods Blessings.

  • Danielle

    Our construction manager was the same way. We were totally cool with it and understood. You got to set those boundaries otherwise people will contact you in the middle of the night

  • Johnny White
    Johnny White

    I be depressed too If I had to listen to the sh!t that you pump out all the time.

  • Chris Chunn
    Chris Chunn

    Oh my god that is so sad I’m praying for that man and time will heal but it will take some time cause I lost my mom in 2016 and it took years to heal and cope with the loss so I’ll be praying for him and his family

  • Chris Chunn
    Chris Chunn

    I’ve lived in Texas my whole life but the past 4 years I’ve been in Tampa and I’ve fished Galveston and flounder gigging red fishing in the shallows to google mapping hidden ponds in the woods in Conroe area and caught some huge largys but man nothing like Florida fishing cause you never know what your going to catch here but this my first pod cast and will be tuning in from now on and granger I want to know if you plan on coming to Florida if you tour again “YEE YEE”

  • Nascarmomma M
    Nascarmomma M

    Thank you for listening to Our Lord and using your gift. If those who are called to enter darkness and bring sheep home then who would. Thank you. Love Bernie. 🤠 it’s ok Bernie...we still accept you. Hehe 😉. Jesse??? my condolences to you. Wow the advice you received here. 💝💙💙. Cody Thank you for asking....I needed this. 📝 ✅. Interesting choices guys...enjoyed. Keep saying I’m gonna send you my question maybe I’ll stop and do that today. Always a 20 out of 1-10 show. ~ Texas

  • Jill Olson
    Jill Olson

    As fun as a studio audience would be...people would be reluctant to open up. Maybe get callers lined up

  • Bobbi Escamilla
    Bobbi Escamilla

    Thanks that was great !! Love you and Bernie together!!! 🤠🤠🙏

  • chris watkins
    chris watkins

    Earlier this year(January) was a hard time for me I left my relationship with a girl that rushed things to quickly and let’s say things got a lil toxic between me and her I left her she kept talking me out of leaving and I hate to say that I was the one to leave in this situation I did it for my mental state.. but after that I slept in my car for 2-3 weeks straight till I was talked into going to the shelter by my family telling me that I’d be better then sleeping in the car worrying about me getting cold during the winter times then I totaled my car going to work then a cop brought me to a different shelter and I had my clothes and all that in the other one so I lost most of my stuff luckily it wasn’t to bad as everyone else that was homeless and then after that shelter I was ready to go back to work didn’t have a car but had a job then I was spending 600 a week to a hotel and now thanks to my team lead I’m living in a church dorm and I am thankful that I kept my head up the devil has tried and tried to put me down and yes mentally it was hard to be positive and strong

  • Britt Lee Stewart Music
    Britt Lee Stewart Music

    More Bernie 💕💘 he is amazing 👏❤😍

  • sara kane
    sara kane

    Yee-Yee 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇱🇷 Granger, you and Amber are really making Jesus shine!!

  • Starr Meadows
    Starr Meadows

    I am 60+ years old. All my life all I got was negativity from family starting in babyhood. How do I stop being so negative? I have no one to encourage me. I have no friends. How do I stop letting people use me? It is confusing on trying to help people versus being used to the point I am physically, spiritually, emotionally & mentally TIRED. This has affected my physical health. How do I start over?

  • miranda mack
    miranda mack

    Love your podcast. Your perspective and great. Lead by God! I also love how you and Bernie bounce off eachother. You two are a force! Thank you!

  • Britt Lee Stewart Music
    Britt Lee Stewart Music

    Hi you amazing guys Mr granger and Mr Bernie ❤😀😊

  • Jacob Fulton
    Jacob Fulton

    Thank you Granger for answering my question! I feel like Bernie wouldn't expand his country boyness if I didn't ask the fishing question

  • Lakeisha Heeringa
    Lakeisha Heeringa

    Thanks for answering my question!! I LOVE history, especially American history and the wild west, adventure and heroism, how God works everything together perfectly. So, what's your favorite western movie?

    • Granger Smith
      Granger Smith

      That’s a hard one! Probably 3:10 to Yuma

  • OH03

    Hey Jessie from Hazel, Texas, Stay strong and DM if you ever need to talk. I have no idea of your pain and emptiness, but I'm here for you brother.

  • Gloria Strong
    Gloria Strong

    Always such a great podcast 🤠

  • edward busby
    edward busby

    I really enjoyed the sermon. God is always right and always the answer. Waiting for some good old Gospel albums. With you and Amber.

  • Jan Connolly
    Jan Connolly

    Wishing everyone a great week. Great advice guys! I need to take the part about allotting time. I’m still at work after 7:00PM. Teachers work too hard- here in Texas. Only two more days. Blessings❤️🙏🇺🇸

  • Sami

    Always love coming home to a podcast every Monday after work! About 7 weeks ago after listening to your podcast and hearing y’all talking about waking up early to start the day, I started waking up every morning between 4:30 and 5:30 (depending on my work schedule) to workout and spend time in the Word before going to work. It has honestly been the BEST thing ever and it is something I look forward to every morning. My time with God each morning is such a special part of my day! Having a morning workout each morning during the week has given me so much more energy throughout the day and keeps me disciplined to get it done because after work I like to just unwind and relax!

  • Barrett Goodson
    Barrett Goodson

    Please do a house update

    • Granger Smith
      Granger Smith

      We’ve been updating lately on The Smiths channel

  • Linda Dickson
    Linda Dickson

    Granger, My friend and I were running errands, we were sitting at a stop light and I looked to my left and in the sky was some clouds in the shape of a foot. My friend says God has been walking around checking on all still on earth.

  • Linda Dickson
    Linda Dickson

    Jessie please don’t turn from God. He had good reason for it that you nor I will ever know. Just keep asking God for guidance. Know that one day you we’ll see your dad and grandpa again.

  • Derek McBryde
    Derek McBryde

    Granger I love your interaction with Bernie. The sum of the parts is definitely greater than the whole. I was very impressed with the fish in the puddle “parable “ You have a real gift. May God continue to develop it. I would love to see you and Bernie with your bows and targets.

  • David Bowe
    David Bowe

    Great podcast! So glad to have Bernie on again. Loved that fish parable. It illustrates the point so well. Thank you for this!

  • Blind to the Grind
    Blind to the Grind

    B-24 was one of my first songs to know of yours and I still love it!! Didn’t know it was a parody though! Haha

  • Karen Scoggins
    Karen Scoggins

    Hey from NC. I am very OCD & I understand the different wear on your wall, which I really love.......but the blue is so distracting for me. I’m not complaining but it is really a thing! I love you & your family & your faith! Keep up the great work!

  • Bud Stinson
    Bud Stinson

    Still haven’t found a way out, lost my wife awhile back

  • Elsa Borisow
    Elsa Borisow

    i had no grandparents grown up

  • Elsa Borisow
    Elsa Borisow

    first and far most GOD dosent take life this is all of the devil doing .. your dad and grandpa are both in heaven with the Lord Jesus ..they will always be with you in your heart .

    • David Bowe
      David Bowe

      I didn't take what Granger was saying that way. I understood him to say that things are going to happen in life, bad things that can happen because God allows us to be individuals with free will, and while the devil might mean more evil to come from those things, God can use them to His glory. We just have to be willing to be a part of His plan rather than trying to make Him fit in our plans.

  • Jennifer Watts
    Jennifer Watts

    Another great podcast. Yay Bernie is back!

  • Ken Pugh
    Ken Pugh

    42:00 unfortunately not all jobs are that easy

  • the red monkey
    the red monkey

    I can definitely relate to the fact that trials help us grow closer to god

  • Alison Pugin
    Alison Pugin

    The best part of a Monday .. every Monday! And community is the best base for guidance!

  • Sheila Van Duyn Fote
    Sheila Van Duyn Fote

    Granger your answer to Jessie from Please Read was so spot on regarding how to spin the Why. I was so touched at the answer I was in tears if only everyone could hear this response when they are going through grief ❤️

  • Love Dairy Cows
    Love Dairy Cows

    thank you guys for this podcast really needed it

  • Tyler Pruett
    Tyler Pruett

    My father was an abusive alcoholic war vet. Go to work come home pray love your wife and quit being a pussy. We all got problems. Drug addiction and loss of family and friends. Be the light. The world is dark. ✝🇺🇸

    • Focus OnGrowth
      Focus OnGrowth

      @David Bowe Agree David. Granger is always a gentleman, no judgement. Just how can I help you up. I love how he doesn’t allow anyone to judge ones pain against another’s.

    • David Bowe
      David Bowe

      I think using that term to refer to the man who wrote in with a sincere request for help is completely unfair and uncalled for. This podcast is all about trying to help us all be the best version of ourselves, and using a name like that isn't it. I really appreciate your encouragement for all of us to be the light because the world is dark. Referring to someone with a term like that doesn't really fit in the realm of , "be the light".

  • Kim !
    Kim !

    I'm up at 6am with my Bible on the back porch. My dogs outside with me. :)

    • king canadian902
      king canadian902

      Poor dog having to deal with that bible thumping shit lmao Yee Yee

  • Lu Brown
    Lu Brown

    Bernie and Granger best combination, couldn’t ask for a better podcast ❤️🙏🏻

  • Grant Wolf
    Grant Wolf

    Please have Mat Carricker on! He sounds like you! He motivates me and im struggling but his motto is "do something today to make tomorrow better"

    • David Bowe
      David Bowe

      That's a great motto. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Mandy Clevenger
    Mandy Clevenger

    I have shared these so many times with friends that are going through things you have talked about. Depression is something I NEVER knew I would e er go through! This is by far one of the best, but they are always amazing! Thanks so much!!

  • Mandy Clevenger
    Mandy Clevenger

    You know I’m all for the live podcast!!! You both are great, and it’s always a great Monday with Bernie and Granger #yeeyee

  • Rhonda Britt
    Rhonda Britt

    Good morning everyone. As always always get something I need from the podcast. Have a bless day. Love you guys.

  • Teresa Gill
    Teresa Gill

    Granger, you and your precious family are a blessing. You have experienced the most tragic thing I could ever think of when you lost River but you all have let Jesus guide you through it and are helping others through their loss and depression. God is good.

  • Mechanic Mike
    Mechanic Mike

    If you love world war II related items look up Silent Service.. awesom videos from the perspectives of submarines

  • CHER 🎺JesusisComingSoon🕊
    CHER 🎺JesusisComingSoon🕊

    Jesus is coming back very soon. We must be ready. Believe in the death, burial & resurrection of Christ. 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have ETERNAL LIFE, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

  • Jannie d Gordon
    Jannie d Gordon

    This last October I turned 72 had covad lost my best friend and my baby brother as well and my Aunt. And hot water tank exploded. What a month. But my GOD is the one in charge. What a depressed mouth. GOD helped me through it.

  • Cindy Perdue
    Cindy Perdue

    Love Granger Smith Podcast and The Smith's. Thank you all that you do. BTW, I received my new Yee Yee tshirt on Friday LOVE IT.

  • Linda Curtis
    Linda Curtis

    YEE YEE FROM AZ!❤️🤍💙

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  • Kevin P
    Kevin P

    City boy from a small town. How’s that even possible. Lol. Hilarious. 🤣🤣🤣

  • Mechanic Mike
    Mechanic Mike

    Hit the nail on the head ... Thank you for this .. needed it very much !!

  • chchoonie persian
    chchoonie persian

    I needed to hear this today. Thankyou.

  • Gretchen Hamlin
    Gretchen Hamlin


  • TinaL R
    TinaL R

    I just want to say it’s very refreshing to even see guys talking about life’s problems. I haven’t seen many men want to do the talking you all do. Thanks for all the talks. 🇨🇦❤️

  • Zach Haynes
    Zach Haynes

    Luke combs was there too and you sang the back road song before I had to go

  • Zach Haynes
    Zach Haynes

    I saw you in Greenville SC in 2017 but never meet you but want to hope I can it be a dream come true for my birthday one year that be the best birthday for me

  • Bonnie Posey
    Bonnie Posey

    Good morning you guys. Out in texas today y'all guys have a fun safe day

    • Bonnie Posey
      Bonnie Posey

      I know what depression feels like I've delt with it for years from loosing my babys and sisters due too our accident,but have stayed strong and stayed at the top of the mountain. Remember everyone gods there and just keep moving forward

  • Faith Williams
    Faith Williams

    morning yee yee nation when i watched the race saturday and brandon wrecked i started crying, didn’t see the second wreck hope he does a little better in bristol TWO WEEKS UNTIL YOU COME TO CALIFORNIA!!!! i’m so excited, got my riv shirt saturday

  • Wheeler Family
    Wheeler Family

    It’s BERNIE and GRANGER my two favorite peoples on here. (Sorry Parker)❤️❤️❤️YEE YEE!!

  • OzSpuds

    What great advice/suggestion you gave to Jesse. I needed that advice for my life at this time. Jesse, I’m praying for you- God’s peace IN you. Replay this advice Jesse. Prayers

  • Nonny D
    Nonny D

    Granger and Bernie, y'all make my Monday mornings better and get me thinking about things in other ways. Granger your workouts are working your arms 💪look like they've doubled!

  • Sonia Maillard
    Sonia Maillard

    @ Bernie.....true God works in ways we sometimes don't understand, seems hard at times. He does all He can to get us closer to Him, to get our attention.

  • Jennifer Graham
    Jennifer Graham

    Good Morning. Another Great Monday Morning Podcast . Have a great week y’all ❤️

  • Robert Durkin
    Robert Durkin

    Good morning, yee yee !.... Happy day !!🎵🎵🎵

  • Sonia Maillard
    Sonia Maillard

    @13:00 I am so sorry you are hurting, from the loss of both men, it's hard. I am praying that God will comfort your sorrows and give you the strength to go on. God does not plan evil things happening, that's satan, He allows stuff because He sees the big picture. As we study His word and keep praying, we can learn to trust that He knows best. God Bless you and your family.

  • dwightlowes

    YeeYee....I appreciate you Granger the Smiths..Bern...great deep dive into the real deal.

  • Lynne Lovett
    Lynne Lovett

    A beautiful parable Mr. Granger. Yes on knowing God better. Mr. Granger and Mr. Bernie together...Yee Yee !

  • hackdlc

    Anyone that just needs someone to talk too find someone. Please. Don’t let problems fester inside. Please seek out the true friends that you have and not just the convenient friends we all have.

    • David Bowe
      David Bowe

      @Ree in Texas I've got several true friends. In order to have true friends, one must show himself to be a true friend to others.

    • Ree in Texas
      Ree in Texas

      No such thing as true friends.

  • Dee Dee
    Dee Dee

    Great video love your songs. God bless 🙏

  • lolly Hurt
    lolly Hurt

    Must be Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin

  • Grimes Finds
    Grimes Finds

    Been a life long battle for me. But I’m in a better place than I ever have. When I thought it wasn’t possible again. With God all things are possible.

    • Grimes Finds
      Grimes Finds

      @king canadian902 I'll thump them bibles all day everyday.

    • king canadian902
      king canadian902

      Thump some more bibles lmao Yee Yee

  • Dakota Scott
    Dakota Scott

    You and Buddy Brown should do something together. Yee Yee!🇺🇸

  • Joshua Thacker
    Joshua Thacker

    Got a shout out! Love ya Bernie! - Josh

  • Mark Brandt
    Mark Brandt

    Gospel of Luke level parables. God has given you a gift granger, more than being a country singer. Still waiting for that gospel album

  • KK N66
    KK N66

    God Bless YEE YEE nation. Love your podcasts, thanks for all the positivity you share.

  • Greg Snipes
    Greg Snipes

    Hey to y’all scrolling through the comments. 😁😂

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