Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thank You, Richard Dreyfus!

“First of all let’s call it what it really is, which is manic depression. Bipolar is one of those safe, politically correct words that don’t say anything,” says Dreyfuss, insisting: “I’m a manic depressive.”

No matter what you call it, this is an illness no different from, say, diabetes or asthma—and like those conditions, should be neither ignored nor stigmatized. Feeling ashamed would mean surrendering to someone else’s judgment—and ignorant judgment at that.