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by Andrew Solomon

2013

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Depression, The Secret We Share" by Andrew Solomon.

In the speech “Depression, The Secret We Share,” Andrew Solomon describes his experiences with depression and why some people are more resilient with the illness than others.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Loneliness & Isolation, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: