Saturday, January 31, 2015

* The disease that tells you to kill yourself




It is disingenuous to suggest that bureaucratic quicksand wouldn't further depress someone who was struggling with mental illness, especially if the result of struggling in that quicksand was permanent separation from Yale.

Depression is an illness, not a character defect, not a lack of strength, not a weakness.
It is the illness that scares the hell out of you because you think you really will kill yourself.
We need to talk about this illness more in public and thereby dilute its stigma.
My sincere sympathy to Ms. Wang's loved ones.

Paul Keane
M. Div. '80


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