Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
Depression and Joy

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Date Written:  2016-11-07
Publisher:  Connexions
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX20014

It's a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.



Topics of the Week: Depression and Joy

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The Rain on Our Parade
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Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples

Website of the Week: Existential Comics
Book of the Week: Surviving America's Depression Epidemic
Film of the Week: Gatekeeper
Organizing: Happy Activism

People's History: 1956: Hungary’s lost revolution
From the Archives: The History Thieves

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