Friday, July 01, 2005
A Responsible Response
Since I am technically a social worker, and spent a year working in a mental hospital with people who suffered from the severe symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, I found Tom Cruise's recent blathering about psychiatry and psychotropic meds to be particularly uninformed and offensive. But since I generally think he's a nut, I stuck to making fun of him rather than attacking the incorrectness of what he actually said. Luckily, we've got Brooke Shields to do the job for us. In a thoughtful and sharp op-ed, Brooke recounts her story of post-partum depression and confront Cruise's lack of knowledge on the subject.