Andrew Solomon’s TED Talk on Depression, the secret we all share
I heard Solomon talk about his experiences with depression on The Moth or This American Life (can’t remember). It was fascinating. This is interesting as well. He touches on the tribal ritual he experienced in Senegal in this talk but doesn’t tell the whole story. But he does go into the difference between the African therapies for depression and Western medicine.
I love his in-road to explaining depression: the opposite of depression is vitality.