Donald Antrim on Growing Through Suicidal Illness

Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Donald Antrim, author of One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival, describes growing through suicidal illness by going to the hospital and staying. When nothing else worked, and after a call from the author David Foster Wallace, he consented to being treated with ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy), which he says was a miracle cure. He learned to have a high regard for doctors and hospitals, that we don’t do anything alone, and the value of patience — it took a long time to get better. His advice is to try not to be afraid of the hospital, to seek treatment if you need it, and rely on your friends and family.

Devon Carrow on Growing Through Alopecia


Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Devon Carrow, creator of The Love Spreader, on growing through Alopecia with daily patience, by trying different things to deal with hair loss, and by connecting with others online.