More on Trump and mental health.

So the other day I asked for feedback on this topic and had a few exchanges with family and friends about the subject. Then earlier today I read this opinion piece from Patrick Kennedy of the Kennedy Forum. As he writes in the piece:

Is Donald Trump experiencing a mental illness? That’s the question making the rounds these days. The answer is: I don’t know. And neither do the commentators, tweeters and psychiatrists — both licensed and armchair — who’ve diagnosed him from afar as “crazy,” a “psychopath,” not “sane,” having “narcissistic personality disorder” and a “screw loose.”

What I do know is that we ought to stop casually throwing around terms like “crazy” in this campaign and our daily lives. The president of the American Psychiatric Association has said that even for professionals, these sorts of diagnoses, made from afar, are “unethical” and “irresponsible.” And they only serve to demean and undercut people.

So this morning I went out to my car and peeled off the bumper sticker I had on it.

never trump sticker

 

So that’s where I am now on this issue.

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Managing my #depression and #anxiety. Sober for one year and counting. #Mentalhealth advocate. Black cat wrangler. Son. Brother. Uncle. Mad man with a blog.

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