Madeleine’s (Sherwood) Method

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The late Madeleine Sherwood on memory, her emotional life, and her art

The late Madeleine Sherwood, supporter of mental hygiene and mental-health research, and long-time friend of The American Mental Health Foundation, is featured in this fascinating 20-minute video: “Madeleine’s Method.” Most is devoted to the art of acting. But she also talks about her emotional life apart from stage and screen, especially what has come to be known as postpartum depression and its impact on her. Per the video, Mrs. Sherwood came to New York City in 1949, which is a year after long-time Director of Research Dr. Stefan de Schill was invited by then-chairman Hermann Broch and the board to fulfill the organization mission.

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