Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-Nine: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Anna Mehler Paperny Talks Depression and Suicide

Award-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny is here to discuss her new book, “Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me,” an absolutely must-read that chronicles her multiple suicide attempts, subsequent pursuit of treatment, and continuing quest for truth and insight as it pertains to depression.

Award-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny is here to discuss her new book, “Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me,” an absolutely must-read that chronicles her multiple suicide attempts, subsequent pursuit of treatment, and continuing quest for truth and insight as it pertains to depression—a disease that affects nearly one fifth of the population yet remains extremely misunderstood. In this episode, Anna breaks down why depression is still so “stigmatized” (a term we will fully unpack because it carries A LOT), discusses why disclosure of illness is so tricky, and tells us how journalism saved her life. She also offers some kind wisdom to fellow sufferers. You are not alone <3.

 

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