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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Depression & Suicide


May 2020

Obituary for the Analyst

In the course of twenty-five years, Dr. F helped me find something to hold on to: not only an imaginable future but also a known past.

Apr 2020

Keeping Our Heads While Keeping Our Distance

My advice to everyone is to sustain human contact whether you feel like it or not.

Apr 2020

For those of us with depression, coronavirus is a double crisis

I am in the sizeable part of the population who must seek to distinguish between ordinary fear and the beginnings of a breakdown.

Apr 2020

When the Pandemic Leaves Us Alone, Anxious and Depressed

We are in a dual crisis of physical and mental health. But there are ways to head off breakdowns.

Feb 2020

Angstalgia

Feelings of acute nostalgia for a time to which you would dread to return.

Jun 2018

Preventable Tragedies

Get support. If you are thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Oct 2017

Practical Advice About Bullying

For those who are being bullied, the key thing for them to remember is that bullying is not a show of strength but a show of weakness on the bully’s part.

Aug 2017

Gay and Depressed

Not a day goes by that I don’t have unsolicited correspondence from someone who is depressed and needs help, or from someone who is gay and suffering for it.

Jan 2017

Diving Into Hell

Merkin is capable of being at once melodramatic and finely nuanced; she has so many good phrases about depression that it’s hard to choose among them.

Oct 2016

Mental Illness Is Not A Horror Show

It’s the proximity of mental illness rather than its obscurity that makes it so scary. But it should be scary in a “fix the broken care system” way or in a “figure ...