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Writers and Depression

Ostracism: Why It Produces Unique Voices That Can't Be Copied

Lisa Blackwell | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Lisa Blackwell

Great writers depict their unique quest for dignity with a freshness and accuracy that reverberates with their readers, especially those with similar experiences.

Writers and Their Dark Places

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Whatever it is that you write, putting words on the page is a form of therapy that doesn't cost a dime and it is certainly a productive way to deal with the scars and dark places from our pasts.

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.