Kaitlin Bell Barnett is a journalist and blogger based in Brooklyn. Her first book, Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up, came out in April from Beacon Press. It examines the experiences of young adults who came of age taking psychiatric meds. She also blogs on the subject at PsychCentral.
Her work has appeared in Salon, The New York Observer, Parents, The Huffington Post, Gastronomica, Prevention, InTheFray, Hungry, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.
Kaitlin has been interviewed by several dozen regional and nationally-syndicated radio stations, including Radio Health Journal, Americas Radio News Network, and Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Boston Public Radio. In addition to other TV appearances, she has appeared on C-SPAN’s BookTV to discuss Dosed. She has also been interviewed by Ladies’ Home Journal, Metro-US, Italy’s La Republica newspaper and Canada’s Maclean’s newsmagazine.
Kaitlin grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism School and Dartmouth College, where she served as executive editor of the independent daily student newspaper. From 2005 to 2007, she worked as a reporter at The Monitor, a daily newspaper in McAllen, Texas, on the Mexico border. There, she covered city government, politics, schools, crime and general assignments.