Aaron DeBee

Apr 13, 2018

7 min read

Form and Function: Professional Success During Mental Collapse

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

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…