Register in advance. Investigative reporter Anna Mehler Paperny has been dealing with depression and suicidal ideation since her early twenties. In this memoir-meets-longform-expose, Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me, she turns her journalist’s eye on her own experience and others’ — in the psych ward and as an outpatient. She interviews psychiatrists and other experts to reveal how primitive our methods of healing the brain still are — and provides an invaluable guide to a system struggling, and often failing, to help those in need. At once heartrending and humorous, outraging and serious, this is essential reading for anyone touched by depression — an important issue in any community.