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‘How do we explain depression to ourselves?’ Bifo remembers Mark Fisher | Novara Media
Mark Fisher explained his suffering in direct relationship with the way he perceived himself in the other’s sight, and he said he felt ‘good for nothing’. We are hundreds of millions who, like him, are forced to feel good for nothing because we cannot comply with the competitive demands in exchange for which our identity is socially certified.
suicide  depression  mentalHealth  capitalism  dctagged  dc:creator=BerardiFranco 
february 2017 by petej
The Suicide Clusters at Palo Alto High Schools - The Atlantic
"Since Levine wrote The Price of Privilege, she’s watched the stress in the Bay Area and in affluent communities all over the country become more pervasive and more acute. What disturbs her most is that the teenagers she sees no longer rebel. A decade ago, she used to referee family fights in her office, she told me, where the teens would tell their parents, “This is bad for me! I’m not doing this.” Now, she reports, the teenagers have no sense of agency. They still complain bitterly about all the same things, but they feel they have no choice. Many have also fallen prey to what Levine calls a “mass delusion” that there is but one path to a successful life, and that it is very narrow. Adolescents no longer typically identify parents or peers as the greatest source of their stress, Levine says. They point to school. But that itself may suggest a submission of sorts—the unquestioned adoption of parental norms."
PaloAlto  children  schools  suicide  SiliconValley  competition  pressure  stress  wealth  privilege  mentalHealth 
november 2015 by petej
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