Mental Illness: Maladies of the Soul

By Marisa Schneider

If there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart”.

-Robert Burton

Depression conjures up different images for different people. According to the Mental Health Awareness posters taped to pharmacy windows, it’s a head buried in both hands, a single…

A Nossa Senhora da Nazaré: A Diasporic Experience.

From childhood’s hour, I have not been as others were. I have not seen as others saw. And all I loved, I loved alone”

-Edgar Allen Poe

The sense that one is wholly different leads to a conflicting sense of self growing up. The formation of self-identity is so pertinent…

Marisa Schneider

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