Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Headspace.
About Andrew Solomon's TED Talk
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.
About Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon writes about politics, culture, and psychology. His most recent book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, tells stories of parents who have children coping with deafness, Down syndrome, schizophrenia and many other challenges — and who find deep meaning in their new roles.
Solomon's previous book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won the 2001 National Book Award for nonfiction. Drawing from his own battle with depression, Solomon examines the illness in personal, cultural and scientific terms.