Ramblin Man mental illness

A■ By Dave Porter / Contributed ll my working life, I’ve tried to shed light—whether that’s combating corruption in government, trying to explain complicated issues, correcting an injustice, improving a law or just sharing some insight, perhaps lightheartedly. But there is a darkness that some people live in that baffles me. I can’t explain it because I don’t understand it. I can’t fix it, and that frustrates the hell out of me. There is still a stigma attached to mental illness that keeps people living in the dark—ashamed, fearful, intimidated. We talk about it categorically and condescendingly—not unlike the way we talk about minorities, homosexuality, religions other than our own and

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