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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Depression & Suicide

Jun 2015

For Caitlyn, Coming Out Is Only the Beginning

Transgendered people face discrimination and mental health risks, but society can ease their path.

May 2015

Unbearable: The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy With Depression

Pregnant women often fear taking the antidepressants they rely on. But not treating their mental illness can be just as dangerous.

Sep 2014

Identity or Behavior: A Moral and Medical Basis for LGBTQ Rights

The rights of minority groups should not be predicated on their lack of choice.

Sep 2014

Depression and Pregnancy: The Terrifying Dilemma

It is not helpful when the complexity of the decision is belittled.

Aug 2014

Depression is a Disease of Loneliness

A lack of friends can suck someone into solitude – sharing the language of affection could help to ease the pain.

Aug 2014

Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness

It often seems as if those who are most exuberant experience despair in proportion to their joy.

Mar 2014

The Reckoning

The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.

Feb 2014

Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good

One man's journey to Senegal to investigate a tribal cure for depression.

Dec 2013

Shameful Profiling of the Mentally Ill

This border policy is not only unfair to visitors, but also constitutes an affront to the millions of Americans who are grappling with mental-health challenges.

Sep 2013

An Avoidable Tragedy

The story coming out of D.C. is of a man at war with himself and with the world around him, and unfortunately that latter war carried the day.