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Listening to Depression and Suicide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

While I have been heartened by the overwhelming compassion that people have shown for the late Robin Williams and his family, I have been a bit concerned by comments such as "I hope he is at peace now."

The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.

Think Different: Mental Illness Linked to Creativity, Not Violence

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

Some of the world's greatest geniuses were and are mentally ill. Take Hemingway. Whatever one thinks of his womanizing, the deeply depressed novelist ushered in a new form of prose.

Memoirs On Depression: Autobiographical Writings On The Illness That Affects Millions (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No walk of life, level of education, or career path makes one immune to the potentially crippling effects of this illness. Here, we've collected the memoirs of a few who have shared their struggles in an effort to raise awareness.