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Andrew Solomon

Listen to a Story

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Imagine: A room full of New York's finest doctors sitting through a university lecture on how storytelling can help them better appreciate and better connect with their patients.

Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines Live On Forever, Like Them or Not

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Shakespeare has an infinite variety. His plays have lasted 400 years since his passing. May they play on forever in new heaven, new earth!

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2016 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

I Interview Andrew Solomon

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology as well as an activist and philanthropist on behalf of LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts.

Love & SCOTUS: Writers on Gay Marriage and the Future

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Helen Eisenbach

When the Supreme Court released its ruling on same-sex marriage, I was walking to work, unaware history was being made. I was being given editorial notes over the phone, so my head was full of planned revisions when I got to the office and turned on my computer and there it was.

Turning Ripples Into Tidal Waves for Flawless Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

The Kennedy Forum convenes policymakers, educators, researchers, providers, and people with the lived experience of mental health challenges to participate in discussions examining the future of mental health in the U.S. and abroad.

When Emotions Are Left Behind

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Smaldino

It's the depression about being depressed -- the sense of being inferior and unworthy, of being doomed to feel hopeless forever -- that really is the worst. My hope is that we start to wake up to the power of emotions that can either help free us to become more humanly connected, or throw us into an isolated despair.

Your Children Are Not Your Children

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though ...

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

Dear Mr. Lanza

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Much is being done to prevent other families and communities from experiencing the kind of horrific suffering that your family endured during Adam's life.

Our Common Identity

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

I sometimes wonder if it makes much difference that for some of us, our Christian identity is a vertical identity shared with parents, and for others of us, it is a horizontal identity, an aspect of personality that may even put us at odds with our family of origin.

Fountain House Symposium Honors Author Andrew Solomon

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

New York City has an annual event that educates the public on mental health that I believe is the finest in America. This symposium - and luncheon - ...

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

Tony Schwartz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.

Andrew Solomon and My Daughter

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Dan Kennedy

Though as a society we claim to value difference, in reality we fear it, keep it at a distance and would stamp it out if given the opportunity. And with genetic testing becoming increasingly cheap and ubiquitous, the day of opportunity is not far off.

'Fifty Shades of Green' and How I Overcame Andrew Solomon Envy

Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield

Wouldn't it be better to focus on the genuine awe I feel for Mr. Solomon not as book marketer... but book author?

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 12.03.2012 | Books

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, and the search for Identity by Andrew Solomon Scribner, $37.50 November 13, 2012 What is it about? This is...

What Experts Don't Understand About My Daughter

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Cristina Nehring for Slate If you’d told me five years ago that I was soon to bear a disabled child with blood cancer -- for whom I’...

Mother Of Columbine HS Shooter Prayed For Her Son's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold prayed for him to commit suicide when she wa...

'Far From The Tree': Loving Children Who Are Very Different

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"The widespread use of the word reproduction for this activity, with its implication that two people are but braiding themselves together, is at best a euphemism to comfort prospective parents before they get in over their heads."

Gray Lady's Headlines Harm the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

The Times should know better than to attribute suicide to economic matters such as unemployment. While the paper of record put the offensive phrase in quotes, it still should have been more careful with its language.

Psychotropic Medication Is Not Evil

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Is there an epidemic of mental illness? That is the question posed by Marcia Angell in her two-part series in the New York Review of Books.

Not Taking Antidepressants Could Be Riskier Than The Side Effects ?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

For years, it has been common knowledge that antidepressants can cause side effects, such as an upset stomach, muscle fatigue and decreased libido.

Ground Zero Mosque Controversy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Not only is the Ground Zero Mosque controversy a misnomer in title -- the 51 Park Mosque and Community Center is not actually visible from the actual Ground Zero site -- but it misses the mark in a far scarier way.

Father's Day Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

Dad's Pentagon career began in the early 80s when this issue of nuclear non-proliferation --- his area of expertise -- was considered more of an industrial and diplomatic issue than one of national defense.

Empathy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Any justice with the level of training that Sotomayor has would have the professionalism to compartmentalize her empathy while evaluating a Supreme Court Case.