Depression and Suicide Amongst Radicals and Anarchists

Depression and Suicide Amongst Radicals and Anarchists
As the survivor of an arduous suicide attempt I've subsequently come to contemplate this subject a bit more than most. Throughout the years I've seen friends, family, and loved-ones take their own lives. Each time I hear of another suicide I am … Read more on Infoshop News

Domestic violence linked to mental health problems
Women who have mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are more likely to experience domestic violence during their lifetimes. It is unclear whether the violence causes the mental health problems or whether people with mental illness are … Read more on

Our Depression and the Way Out
We are in a depression. Consumer demand is dying and will not be brought back with easy credit or even free money. However, there is a way out of this. Mr. Bernanke wants to get people to spend by destroying the advantages of saving. But the solution … Read more on Gold Seek


Music and the Brain: Depression and Creativity Symposium – Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. The “Depression and Creativity” symposium marks the bicentennial of the birth of German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), who died after a severe depression following the death of his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, also a gifted composer. One of the nation’s most influential writers on creativity and the mind, Kay Redfield Jamison is a noted authority on bipolar disorder. She is the co-author of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness and author of “Touched with Fire,” “An Unquiet Mind,” “Night Falls Fast” and “Exuberance: The Vital Emotion.” Dr. Terence Ketter is known for extensive clinical work with exceptionally creative individuals and a strong interest in the relationship of creativity and madness. He is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Peter Whybrow, an authority on depression and manic


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