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Chronic Depression

A Butterfly Effect of the Life and Death of Robin Williams: Compassion as a New Christian Response to Suicide

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The butterfly effect here is that this later-life suicide of one struggling person set in motion a public response including character attacks that, in turn, by extension, feel like an attack on all of us who struggle to stay sober and alive each day.

Reading The New Yorker, Thinking About Daphne Merkin

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

Merkin's meticulous dissections of depression have set a standard for courage in the face of the mind's adversities. She confronts herself again and again in ways that are excruciatingly revealing.