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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From “Unspeakable Pain,” which was published in the Spring 2022 issue of The Yale Review. “I am Dr. Smith,” I say. “I am Dr. Jones.” For five hours a day,…
Can suicide be predicted?
Decoding a father’s farewell
From a letter written in July 1961 by the psychiatrist Howard Rome, who treated Ernest Hemingway at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, before the writer’s suicide earlier that month. The…
By Daphne Merkin, from This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression, a memoir that will be published next month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Merkin is the author of…
Gambling and suicide in Atlantic City
Ididn’t go to high school. This I think of as one of my proudest accomplishments and one of my greatest escapes, because everyone who grows up in the United States…