Read it and weep: The paradox of illness narratives

Nina Potischman PO ’21 critiques Sarah Manguso’s “The Two Kinds of Decay” and the need to extract meaning from experiences of chronic illness.

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OPINION: Stop belittling mental health issues in everyday conversation

CW: Discussion of mental health issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder “My final exam grade has me depressed.” “This movie is seriously giving me anxiety right now.” “My mom is so bipolar. I can’t stand her.” It’s likely that you’ve heard something similar to one of the phrases above before. It

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