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Meet my real American family: Andrew Solomon

Is anyone else out there an Andrew Solomon fan? Ever since reading "Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression," I have read and watched everything I can by him on depression. Some of us on The Collab have already talked about his two talks on "The Moth" (radio). In a separate topic, I'll share/review links to some of his contributions on depression. Now there is another reason to admire Andrew Solomon. Someone just gave me a [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:37-04:00July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Andrew Solomon: On difference and depression

Here is the link to Andrew Solomon's website, which is chock filled with various writings and videos. Briefly, Andrew is described as “a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts” (you can read more of his bio here). Recently Andrew Solomon has been featured in media a lot – and I’m glad. I created this page to share [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:44-04:00July 12th, 2015|1 Comment

I had a black dog, his name was depression

This video - produced by The World Health Organization - tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". It is based on the book by the same title by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. More information on the book can be found here.

2017-08-01T14:51:46-04:00April 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Insider knowledge: expert on mental illness reveals her own fight

I just read the New York Times article by Marsha Linehan, “Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight ” (and watched the video where she describes her deeply personal and transformational religious experience). For several days, this article – where Marsha Linehan of “DBT” fame shares her story - was the #1 most emailed article in the New York Times. Here she describes how she was able to create such a comprehensive [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:52-04:00November 22nd, 2013|0 Comments