Come Out of the Dark

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Come Out of the Dark

Restarting the Conversation About Depression

Depression remains rampant, misunderstood, and stigmatized. For decades, the disease model of depression has dominated discussion of what depression is and what should be done about it. It's time to present a more positive and balanced view.

Jonathan Rottenberg wrote The Depths and started The Come Out of the Dark Campaign to begin a better, richer national conversation about depression. With your help, this conversation has already started across this great land.

This blog is for anyone who's been affected by depression. We offer a safe place to share your story and a springboard for educating others about depression.

The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic (public library) — an ambitious, rigorously researched, and illuminating journey into the abyss of the soul and back out, emerging with insights both practical and conceptual, personal and universal, that shed light on one of the least understood, most pervasive, and most crippling pandemics humanity has ever grappled with.