This I Believe Rhode Island: David's Inferno
Have you ever encountered moments in life when you weren't sure you had the wherewithal to climb out of bed and face another day? Moments when you saw no light whatsoever at the end of your tunnel, when you wanted to, well, just give up and end it all? Sadly, many people have just such moments. The most fortunate are able to climb out of the dark abyss. And, as we know, some are not. We hear from David Blistein, who has written a powerful memoir about his own struggles with mental illness.
David Blistein grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and, he reports, learned to write from his father, who was on the Brown University faculty for many years. Blistein is a graduate of Amherst College and now lives in southern Vermont. He has worked in the publishing and advertising industries. Blistein's books explore history, spirituality, nature, and psychology. His most recent work is David's Inferno: My Journey through the Dark Woods of Depression.