Charles Barber

Charles Barber was educated at Harvard and Columbia and worked for ten years in New York City shelters for the homeless mentally ill. He is the author of Songs from the Black Chair, which won a 2006 Pushcart Prize and Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Nation, and Scientific American Mind. He is currently a visiting writer at Wesleyan University, director of The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice, and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He lives in Connecticut with his family and is completing a novel about a depressed detective.