Contributed by Charles Barber
I'm at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in northern Manhattan. My guide, Victoria, has been studying the brains of people who committed suicide, and... Read more
Charles Barber is the author of Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation and Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Interiors. He’s a senior administrator at The Connection, a social services agency, and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.