When it comes to mental illness, lawyers have to be circumspect. After all, the state bar could hold that condition against them. And, what client wants to be represented by counsel who is impaired. Tech founders are also muzzled but for different reasons.
In Tech Crunch, Catherine Shu, who has struggled with her own depressive episodes, interviews entrepreneurs about how they deal with the darkness. Here you can read it.
Since the age 11, I have bounced from the clinical lows to a mania which distorts reality. Traditional medicine was not helpful. The breakthrough came through the "technology" of mindfulness. I unbundled the techiques of meditation from religion and philosophy.
For 18 months, several days a week I learned to meditate at a Buddhist temple. I kept a secular mindset. That was the platform on which I gained the wisdom and strength to relocate from the pressure-cooker Northeast Corridor to the low-key Southwest.
Here in Tucson, Arizona, no one asks "what do you do?' Instead, they seem to care a little bit how I and my trusty animal companion Lee are.
I wish all with mental illness the motivation to keep experimenting with what will be the breakthrough for them.