SAD STORIES: What We Talk About When We Talk About Depression

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
September 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM to at 8:00 PM

Friday Night Guest Lecture

A talk to be delivered on the subject of depression and the cultural/medical attitude towards it, including a discussion of stigma and shame. 

Daphne Merkin is the author of four books: This Close To Happy: A Reckoning with Depression (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), a New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016; The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags (Picador, 2015), a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014; Dreaming of Hitler (Harvest Books, 1999); and Enchantment (Harcourt, 1986), recipient of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1986 for the best new work of fiction based on a Jewish theme. She has taught “The Art of Reading” and writing classes at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center, and has written regularly for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review

This presentation is designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, with no regular registration fee.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AUTHORIZED: 1.0 (MD, PhD, Social Work)  This lecture has also been approved for 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour as established by Regulatory Authority 244 CMR 5.00: M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 74 and 74A. 

Attention NY, NJ and ME Social Workers: the Austen Riggs Center is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. As of July 2015, ACE is accepted in 47 jurisdictions. This does not include the states of New York, New Jersey and Maine.

No registration required. For more information contact Samantha Blache at [413] 931.5230. 

In the event of a cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a notice will be posted here no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. 

1.5 hours
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