I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

Song of the Week staff pick by Robert Whitaker: “Life knocks us down, breaks our hearts . . . and then l think of this song. There should be a clinical trial that compares an antidepressant to listening to this song for people going through a difficult stretch.”

– Robert Whitaker

Click here for past songs.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.