Disability Out Of The Closet: A Law Professor Writes About Her Mental Illness
My colleague at Drexel, Lisa McElroy, has a pretty powerful piece up at Slate today entitled Worrying Enormously About Small Things. In it, she describes her long-term battle with a severe anxiety disorder - from her sophomore year in college through her receipt of tenure last month. Despite the efforts of high-profile folks like Tipper Gore, mental illness too often remains a taboo topic, relegating those who have it to a very lonely closet. I appreciate Lisa's openess; it's an important contribution in the ongoing struggle to sustain a safe space for conversations about mental illness.