Writing Family Stories of Depression with Alexandra Styron, Video 1

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alexandra_styronHave you ever thought about telling your family story of depression or bipolar disorder, but didn't know where to start? Alexandra Styron, daughter of author William Styron (Sophie's Choice, 1979) is collaborating with Families for Depression Awareness on a how-to video series, explaining the steps to writing your family story of depression.

Alexandra's own memoir, Reading My Father, explores her experience growing up with a father living with depression.

In this installment of the series, Alexandra talks about how to decide whether or not to publish your story. When it comes to telling such a personal story as one about mental illness, this decision can become very complicated. Alexandra lays out the many options for publishing, and explores the benefits of writing our stories, whether we publish them or not.

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