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Title: Out of the Blue
Author: Wong, Jan
Subject Keywords Jan Wong, depression, mental health, out of the blue
Issue Date: 2012-05-24
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-07-14
Abstract: Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In collaboration with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society’s month of ExplorAsian festival, Jan Wong will read from "Out of the Blue, A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness". For twenty years, Jan Wong had been one of the Globe and Mail’s best-known reporters. Then one day she turned in a story that set off a firestorm of controversy, including death threats, a unanimous denunciation by Parliament and a rebuke by her own newspaper. For the first time in her professional life, Wong fell into a severe clinical depression. Yet she resisted the diagnosis, refusing to believe she had a mental illness. As it turned out, so did her company and insurer. With wit, grace and insight, Wong tells the harrowing tale of her struggle with workplace-caused depression, and of her eventual emergence … Out of the Blue.
Affiliation: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42709
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Researcher

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