“Rethinking cures in Jesse Ball’s A Cure for Suicide”
To explore the question of whether we are more alone than ever, Dr. Daniel Marchalik and Ann Jurecic delve into Jesse Ball’s A Cure for Suicide, which they interpret as a cautionary tale about the present. They reflect that “loneliness has become a modern public health issue, but despite medicine’s advancements, the profession has not fully succeeded in addressing its social and cultural causes . . . Meaningful changes will need to be rooted in social reforms and an investment in human connections and communities.”.