The Suicide Wave

Philosopher William James had a solution

Mitch Horowitz

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A young William James.

After back-to-back suicides this month — first by fashion designer Kate Spade and then travelogue chef Anthony Bourdain — social observers and news outlets again wondered if our nation is facing an unacknowledged suicide epidemic.

“Treatment for chronic depression and anxiety — often the precursors to suicide — has never been more available…

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China