Letters: Money can’t buy mental health

Re: ‘Perry’s wealth gives her no right to feelings’ (Metro, Oct. 3)

It sounds like letter writer Ed Rosario is suggesting that having a blessed life means that one cannot have a legitimate cause for depression. It has been my experience that the most troubling thing about depression is that needs no “legitimate cause” to be emotionally crippling. Dismissing someone else’s pain simply because it defies logic helps nobody.

Anthony P. Farrell, via email

Mr. Rosario, I am far from a Katy Perry fan — I don’t like her music and hate that she’s one of those celebs enamored with President Obama. However, I was surprised to hear she contemplated suicide. Ed, you seem to want to diminish her depression because she is rich, famous and has access to more resources than you. Well, Kurt Cobain “left” one of those institutions of unlimited resources by about a month before he blew his brains out. Your letter yesterday was full of envy. Let’s show empathy and pray for anyone who suffers from depression.

Kevin Metz, via email


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