Week Eight Resource Blog Post

After finishing Girl, Interrupted, I googled Susanna Kaysen because I was curious about her life following her memoir’s publication and subsequent popularity, and I found this interview from this May, where Kaysen reflected on the book thirty years later. I was especially intrigued by her answer to the question of what positive changes she has …


This video reminded me of the readings for this week because it mentioned  how in the 19th century insanity in women was linked to pregnancy and the period immediately after giving birth, which today we know is from the psychological stress of giving birth and is referred to as postpartum depression. The other part is […]

Week Five Resource Blog Post

I’ve been getting this really interesting ad on Twitter recently (please ignore the really poorly cropped screenshot; mobile is hard) that reminded me a bit of the blurry line between mental health treatment and spa treatment that we’ve mentioned a few times. I’m not totally sure in what way plunging oneself into a large bucket …