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Press: Interviews

Oct 2020

Video: Boxed In: The Pandemic’s Psychological Impact on Children

Author Andrew Solomon and school counselor Amanda Jo Bustamante discuss the psychological effects — fear, anxiety and social isolation — of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.

Sep 2020

Are We Moving Towards a Better Society or Regressing?

Privileged Americans have achieved greater acceptance for a range of identities, from deafness to autism to transgender, but there’s a large underclass. And the idea that somehow justice will trickle down is naive.

Sep 2020

The Noonday Demon: “I want to let people who suffer from depression know that they are not alone”

We can endure such terrible pain and trauma, yet we are still willing to help others generously.

Sep 2020

Audio: The Noonday Demon: Talkspace Interview with Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon joins Derrick Hull, Talkspace’s VP of Clinical Research and Development, for a discussion of scientific research on depression and how it fits into the broader systemic way in which we approach mental illness.

Jul 2020

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Your Mental Health

I think a lot of people are feeling terrible isolation in the sense that whatever they’re struggling with is unacknowledged.

Jul 2020

MoMA Podcast: The Case for Artistic Genius

Andrew Solomon and Alex Halberstadt discuss whether creative genius is partly a function of timing, its uneasy relationship to race and gender, and Solomon’s contention that “genius reflects the ability to add something of value to human consciousness.”

Jun 2020

“Vivemos subnotificação catastrófica de depressão na pandemia”

É racional a sensação de que estamos vivendo tempos muito estranhos, que não poder sair de casa e encontrar pessoas é muito ruim e triste. Mas a sensação de que toda a sua vida desapareceu e nunca mais vai voltar ao normal é provavelmente fruto de uma depressão.

Jun 2020

Beyond Well Podcast: What We Take From This

Andrew Solomon and Beyond Well host Sheila Hamilton discuss the COVID-19-induced epidemic of depression, anxiety, loneliness, job insecurity, and fears for the future.

Jun 2020

The Reaction Podcast: “Reality Feels Very Tenuous Right Now”

Andrew Solomon joins The Reaction Podcast host Alastair Benn for a discussion about the impact of the coronavirus on mental health.

May 2020

No Filter Podcast: 6 parents, 4 kids, 3 states: Andrew Solomon’s Beautiful Modern Family

Andrew Solomon joins Mia Freedman for an expansive, inspiring conversation about depression, sexuality and building a loving family.