Tag: mental illness

A Daughter’s Suicide Leads to a Father’s Memoir

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A Daughter’s Suicide Leads to a Father’s Memoir

A Writing for Change Featured Post I’m so excited and honored to launch this new feature—Writing for Change—with John’s story. He lost his daughter, Casey, to suicide in 2008. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention, and shares Casey’s story in his book, The Girl Behind the Door. My family had a pretty […]

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Why Depression is Not a Good Thing for Writers

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 23, 2016 0 Comments • views: 2188
Why Depression is Not a Good Thing for Writers

By Ben Allen J.K. Rowling once described her experience with depression in an interview with The Times: “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced…It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from […]

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