Commentary | Mental illness is no laughing matter

Re: “Student Services” | Disorientation Guide | September 1

I have to tell you that I am frankly appalled by your blurb on McGill Mental Health Services in your orientation guide last week. I live with a major mental illness every day. It’s more than doing drugs or staying up all night, and it’s certainly not something the average McGill student will ever have to experience. Your blurb trivialized the experience of all of us living with these serious conditions. We are so often rendered invisible. If a mentally ill first year read that blurb, they might never know that tons of McGill students share their experience. Some of us really are “’round the twist” – even at McGill – and we matter, too.

The writer of this letter wishes to remain anonymous.