From the Editor
Almost two decades ago, I was invited to a conference. The keynote speaker was Michael Wilson, the former federal Minister of Finance, who died earlier this month. I remember two things about this presentation: first, the audience was perfectly still – as Wilson spoke about his son’s suicide, no one shuffled her papers or chatted with his neighbour; second, I remember thinking how unusual this presentation was: he spoke about suicide at a time when suicide wasn’t discussed.
This week, we look at three selections, including an interview in which Wilson discusses his decision to speak out.
We also consider two other pieces: a new study on psychotherapy for inpatients with depression and an essay considering whether patients are experts.
And I hope you will take a few minutes to complete our survey, aimed at improving the Readings.