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Press: Interviews


May 2020

Everyday Health Tweetchat on Isolation and Depression

Be aware that rates of depression and anxiety are sky high right now, and that there is no shame in being one of the vast number of people grappling with these symptoms.

May 2020

Video: Democracy Now! Coronavirus Pandemic Prompts Global Mental Health Crisis

Andrew Solomon talks to Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh about the loneliness, depression and anxiety precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2020

Video: Boxed In: Anxiety & Depression in the Time of COVID-19

Andrew Solomon talks to Maureen Connolly about living with mental health disorders during the coronavirus pandemic, how to navigate social isolation, and what we can all do to emerge from this crisis healthy and whole.

May 2020

Audio: CBC: In Memoriam Dr. Richard Friedman

Andrew Solomon remembers his psychiatrist, the late Dr. Richard Friedman, who spent a lifetime fighting the idea that homosexuality was pathological.

Apr 2020

Audio: Radio New Zealand: Depression, Anxiety and the Virus

“It’s not that an antidepressant will make people unafraid of this mysterious and awful virus, nor that a single hug will mitigate their profound aloneness, but they can help.”

Apr 2020

Video: System Update: Mental Health Dimensions of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Isolation Measures

Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Solomon and Johann Hari discuss the mental health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and what quarantining and maintaining social isolation means to our emotional well being.

Apr 2020

O Globo: On Depression During Quarantine: “Communicate, even with an imaginary audience”

Ironically, this time of isolation is the most important time for us to rely on the collective experience.

Mar 2020

After the Pandemic: The Risk of Tyranny

Magda Jitareanu interviews Andrew Solomon for the Romanian journal Ziare.

Mar 2020

The PEN Pod: Mental Health & the Outbreak

Andrew Solomon and Stephen Fee discuss the national debate over the risks of social isolation and its consequences for mental health.

Mar 2020

Andrew Solomon Interview: “Gays are just like any other human being”

Homosexuality has undergone a significant change in the way it is socially regarded… Writer Andrew Solomon emphasizes that the change was preceded by decades of activism.