“we’ve had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers…”

Oh?

They would do this bizarre thing. They didn’t take people out into the sunshine where they would begin to feel better. They didn’t include drumming or music to get their blood going. They didn’t involve the whole community. They didn’t externalize the depression as an invasive spirit. Instead what they did was they took people, one at a time into dingy little rooms and made them talk for an hour about bad things that had happened to them!

A Rwandan, speaking to Andrew Solomon, author of Noonday Demon (previous two posts).

On the East Side of Los Angeles? Need to get out of your dingy little room? Why not pick up a copy of the book at a local bookstore? Get out of the house!

Some options:

Skylight Books (Los Feliz)

Alias Books East (Atwater)

Stories (Echo Park)

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kaleachapmanpsyd

Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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