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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Depression & Suicide

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.

Aug 2013

Smug About Suffering

Review of "Cracked," by James Davies, and "Our Necessary Shadow," by Tom Burns.

Mar 2013

The Brutal Years

Review of "Sticks and Stones," by Emily Bazelon.

Dec 2012

Anatomy of a Murder-Suicide

If we want to stem violence, we need to begin by stemming despair.

Jun 2011

On My Mother, and Dr. Kevorkian

To allow her to die as she wished, we had to lie, and cheat, and break the law, and that behavior was antithetical to the way we had and have lived.

Jul 2010

To an Aesthete Dying Young

The world with Terry was a world full of other people; the world without Terry is a world from which he alone seems to be missing.