Friday, January 7, 2011

Rare birds

There have been a hell of a lot of stories in the local news lately about mental illness, especially crime stories.

But then some of the articles have been political. Remember Craig Westcott's infamous e-mail questioning whether former Premier Danny Williams was mentally ill or suffering from syphilis?

Fact is, mental illness impacts all sectors of society, from industry titans to the down and out.

Mental illness isn’t so rare when one in five Canadians will experience it in their lifetime, but it is rare for an entrepreneur to “come out” and tell the world.

The latest edition of Atlantic Business magazine carries a 5,000-word feature piece — Out of the fog — on the impact of mental illness on the business community.

The feature was slated to run as the cover story, but was trumped by last December's "Lower Churchill triumph."

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