In this conversation, mental health advocate Andrew Solomon talks with The One You Feed host Eric Zimmer about his efforts to challenge societal norms and explore the complex relationship between depression and identity. Andrew also strives to uncover the delicate balance between suffering and growth in his thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of mental health.
In this episode, Andrew and Eric discuss:
• The reasons why resilience and personal control are integral to overcoming adversities
• The multifaceted nature of depression as both a medical condition and a way of self-perception
• The profound implications of social media on the mental wellness of today’s younger generation
• The necessity of a broader vocabulary to accurately represent non-traditional family dynamics
• The interconnected impacts of neglect, poverty, and foster care on mental health