Form and Function: Professional Success During Mental Collapse

Aaron DeBee
7 min readApr 13, 2018

Note: This piece was written as an explanatory prequel to the popular two-person post “The Third Wheel”.

As my report was being briefed at the the White House, I was committing myself to the psyche ward at Walter Reed. In that moment, I was both impressively powerful and terrifyingly powerless. It was the ultimate characterization of the polarity of my…

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Aaron DeBee

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