Psilocybin for treating depression: a quick overview at the State of Dis-Ease conference in March 2019.
‘Depression can be a fatal disease.
American novelist David Foster Wallace was one of its victims. He died of depression in September 2008.
A few years before that, he wrote something that might help us understand why someone would choose to take their life. He said that a depressed person doesn’t choose this end because they find death suddenly appealing. Someone ends their life, he wrote, in ‘the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise’. The terror of falling from a great height is easier to face than the terror of the fire’s flames…’
Read the full talk here.