140: counting the days

The 140 project records how depression is described, by poets and science, over the average length of an episode of major depression. Counting days is a popular method of looking forward to the end of something, and also to connect the present to the past. Thereare lots of examples: the first 100 daysthe book of days (1869), and a newer version (2004), Around the World in Eighty Days...

According to this article, the average duration of a major depressive episode is 140 days. Other sources suggest it is 6 months. The reality is its hard to pinpoint the exact day an episode begins or ends, and there's lots of variables involved. What is important: that people know there is an end to the darkness.

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These are 'sketches' for how I will show the text with the indigo-dyed handkerchiefs.