I’ve been reading Jacqueline Novak’s How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression From One Who Knows, enjoying her refreshingly irreverent insights on mental health issues. Imagine my delight to discover that she filmed a six-part web series of funny, frank conversations about depression with friends, family and therapists.
Novak isn’t here to promote healthy living or give good advice, but she’s had a lifetime of experience with depression and isn’t afraid to share it. If you’ve spent a lot of time in therapy, reading about mental health issues, or engaged in serious self-reflection, you might find her videos refreshingly relatable.
In the video above, she sits down with screenwriter Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Difficult People) to talk about their philosophies and experiences with depression — like how children may or may not be as good for one’s mental health as cats, theoretically speaking.
In the rest of the series, you’ll find strong language and discussion of suicide and other difficult topics.[via The Daily Dot]