Morning Mirror: Journos Spill About Their Mental Disorders
Quote of the Day:
“When reporters become Democratic talking heads, it helps no one. Trust in the media suffers, and Trump’s many lies and misdeeds blur with what journalists have deemed egregious. The perception that the media is anti-Trump only works in his favor.”
— CNN’s S.E. Cupp in a column for the New York Daily News.
Story people are talking about … New York Mag’s Olivia Nuzzi was unexpectedly called into the Oval Office this week for an impromptu talk with President Trump and other White House bigwigs about all his accomplishments and how there’s absolutely nothing wrong with his relationship with Chief of Staff John Kelly. Right. No chaos at all.
Nuzzi tells the story from a sort of internal chaos perspective — at one point she wonders if she’s in a TV sitcom. One weird part (among many) … she asks him questions and Trump repeatedly interrupts her. He asked, “Have you been told that you speak very softly?” On CNN Wednesday night, she told host Don Lemon that she hadn’t gotten any sleep the night before so was in an especially odd headspace. Read the piece.
Reporter hates incessant weather coverage
“I have family and friends in FL and am concerned for them. But I freakin’ hate hurricane news cycles. All news cycles related to weather, in fact. I mean, come on.” — John Nolte, Breitbart News.
Journalists open up about their mental conditions
This is BuzzFeed News‘ Legal Editor Chris Geidner, who routinely talks about his mental health conditions on social media.
“It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay and I am so proud to live in a time where people are starting to be more open about their mental health issues — because it’s important to reduce stigma and it helps others not feel alone, but also, in my case, it’s important for me to say the words.
It helps me for many reasons. When I talk about living with bipolar disorder and alcoholism, I am able to own those parts of my life — those parts of who I am — and that makes them less scary and more manageable.
Talking about it also reminds me that I have to remember that I face those issues. It’s easy for me, at moments, to convince myself that I am leading a pretty awesome life and have “moved past” them. Spoiler alert: I haven’t.
I live an amazing life, but if I don’t take care of my mental health, things can go downhill quickly. So, sometimes talking about these issues provides accountability (at least in my mind).
Finally, talking on here and otherwise publicly about my bipolar and my experience with addiction opens up a world of people who I didn’t know existed, people w/ similar experiences who sometimes end up becoming incredible friends and a part of my support system. That’s amazing!