—It talks of issues like endogenous depression, psychiatric treatments, psychological therapy and other related treatments: different aspects of mental health that are still taboo in a society that persists in its search for happiness at any cost. The text also deals with loneliness, abandonment, cruelty and the lack of empathy in society.
—It goes into areas of humanity that aren’t very glamorous, using both humor and intelligence. In this case, the woman’s full of angst but feels incapable of sharing this pain.
—Star of the show, María Onetto, an outstanding cinema and theater actress, is dressed in black on an austere set and uses just her voice and expressions in order to keep our attention on the complex story to which she contributes depth, empathy and tact.
—Depression: The National Institute of Mental Health defines this as “a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating or working. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present most of the day, nearly every day for at least two weeks”. According to the latest National Health Survey figures from 2016-2017, 6.2% of Chileans have depression, of whom 10.1% are women and 2.1% men.
—“The verb that always comes to mind is ‘burn’” – Interview with actress María Onetto in Página 12 about La persona deprimida.
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