From the Editor
“By the time my father died, it wasn’t a surprise. It was scary and sad, but it was also a terrible sort of relief.”
So begins a short and honest essay by Dr. Phoebe Danziger. Our American colleague’s JAMA paper doesn’t require much of an introduction. She speaks about her father, his mental illness, and his death. She also touches on her own depression. And she speaks candidly of a childhood coloured by her father’s illness.
In this Reading, we consider Dr. Danziger’s essay.