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Breaking Through Depression

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Tue 5 Mar

Breaking Through Depression

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Philip W. Gold
Chair Bidisha Mamata

US National Institute of Health depressive illness expert Philip Gold on its profound impact on physical health, and the latest innovations offering hope for healing.

We are often told that depression is ‘all in the mind’. So why are so many of its symptoms felt in our bodies? One of the world’s leading researchers on depressive illness shares his expertise.

As he marks 50 years at the US National Institute of Health, Philip Gold shows how this devastating disease can have a profound impact on physical as well as mental health, from coronary disease to strokes. Breaking Through Depression: New Treatments and Discoveries for Healing gives us the fullest picture yet of depression, transforming our understanding of its different forms with startling insights as well as shining a light on the latest innovations offering hope for healing.

Buy a copy of Breaking Through Depression by Philip W. Gold.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

Digital events will take place over Zoom, with an event link sent to bookers 24 hours in advance of the event and a reminder email 30 minutes before the event starts. Ticket holders for digital events will also be sent a link to a recording of the event, available to watch until the end of March.

Book Week 24 Digi-Pass gives access to all 16 online streaming events for £39.50.

About the speakers:

Dr Philip W. Gold is one of the world’s leading researchers of depressive illness. Since 1974, he has worked at the National Institute of Health Clinical Centre where he has served as Chief of Neuroendocrine Research and Senior Investigator in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, and Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrinology. For over 20 years, he headed one of the country’s leading clinical research laboratories consisting of 30 in the study of the biological basis of depressive illness.

Bidisha is a broadcaster, journalist and film-maker. Her latest publication is The Future of Serious Art (Nov 2020) and her latest film series, Aurora, launched in 2020 and is ongoing. Bidisha specialises in international human rights, social justice and the arts and offers political analysis and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. She writes for the main UK broadsheets and presents and commentates heavily for BBC TV and radio, ITN, CNN, ViacomCBS and Sky News. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London (2015), is based on her outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. Her first short film, An Impossible Poison, received its London premier in March 2018. It has been highly acclaimed and selected for numerous international film festivals.

Date:Tue 5 Mar
Start time:1.30pm (Doors: 1pm)
Venue:Online Event
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

Availability:Tickets available
Book Week - £5 ‘Under 30s’ tickets available
A limited number of £5 tickets are available for attendees aged under 30. Please select the 'Under 30s' ticket option during the booking pathway (if the option is not there, this means all 'Under 30s' tickets have sold out). Please note that proof of ID may be requested at the venue.
Book Week 24 Digi-Pass
Book Week 24 Digi-Pass gives access to all 16 online streaming events for £39.50. Find out more here. 
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