Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. – Review

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. – Review – book review

Paul Chance

NIGHT FALLS FAST: UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE Vintage, $14

By all reports, depression is experienced as though it were a physical presence, like a burden carried on the back; 30,000 Americans lay down that burden every year by committing suicide. In her bestseller Night Falls Fast, now available in paperback, Kay Jamison, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, helps us understand the mystery of self-destruction. As a lucid writer, a researcher specializing in mood disorders, and a long-time victim of depression who once attempted suicide, she is uniquely qualified for the job.

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