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Audio: The Civilist with Steven Petrow: How To Talk About Depression

The Civilist with Steven Petrow. Produced by PRI and WUNC.

On this week’s episode of The Civilist, Andrew Solomon talks with host Steven Petrow about the perils and importance of coming out about depression, and how to be supportive when a loved one discloses their struggle. Before Andrew’s interview, Kim Severson of the New York Times and Shereen Marisol Meraji of National Public Radio offer advice on a tough case of sibling rivalry, and how to handle praiseworthy but overly loquacious neighbors. (Andrew comes on at 15:10.)

(For a summary of the interview, Five Ways to Talk with Anyone about Depression, please visit The Civilist website. For Steven’s moving essay on his own depression, please visit the New York Times.)