A deep understand of depression. A must watch.

β€œThe opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.”
— Andrew Solomon

As part of our Mental Health in the Arts program, we offer this conversation by Andrew Solomon. Solomon is a prominent writer on culture and psychology. This discussion from TED TALKS is at the same time funny and difficult. Depression and anxiety are common to nearly all mental illness and Solomon tackles those twin dragons with extreme candor, 

At 13:15, Solomon gives a hilarious anecdote about how western mental health workers dealt with the Rwandan genocide. 

I really, really related to everything Andrew had to say. 

Mental Health Justice. No stigma, no judgment. Everyone is welcome. 

Dolores.