Author and journalist Johann Hari started taking antidepressants as a teenager, and for a time, the pills worked. Yet even when he upped his dosage again and again, the pain always returned. His research into the pervasive mental illness led him to understand that most cases of depression aren’t biological. Often, the cause lies in society’s influence on how people live. Hari shares his findings and the innovative approaches experts around the world are using to combat the growing problem.
About the Speaker
Johann Hari is a journalist and author of Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope and Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.