Always be a little kinder than necessary.– J.M. Barrie
About a year ago, I had the chance to attend a symposium hosted by Fountain House, a wonderful mental health charity. The honoree was Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, who spoke powerfully and unsentimentally about her experiences with bipolar disorder and the stigma she faced in going public with these struggles. (I recommend her memoir, An Unquiet Mind, to anyone.) Dr. Jamison made one point that has...