book cover: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny

Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person is written by journalist Anna Mehler Paperny, and is both a story of her own personal experiences of suicidality and an in-depth journalistic exploration of depression and suicide. The author has done her research well.  The book contains information gleaned from interviews with … Continue reading Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

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Mental Health @ Home Insights into psychology: Melancholia

What is… Melancholic Depression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term: Melancholic depression (melancholia) The word melancholia comes from the Greek for black bile, part of the ancient four humours medical belief system.  In the 5th century B.C.E., Hippocrates first identified melancholia as a disease with various mental and physical … Continue reading What is… Melancholic Depression

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