David Foster Wallace is considered one of the greatest American Short story writers. His life, and art, was tragically cut short due to his own suicide.
Below, is a link to one of his short stories, “The Depressed Person” It originally appeared in Harper’s but is also included in his excellent collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Read it below and reflect on all you’ve learned about mental illness in general, and depression in particular. We’ll discuss: