The Daily Athenaeum Response Regarding the Depression Article

Last night I received a response from John Terry, the managing editor at The Daily Athenaeum. While I am rather disappointed to its content as it seems to have missed my points, I do appreciate someone from the paper taking the time to answer my email.

Objection to the Depression Article and Abusive Comments

Depression Article Response

One of the points John makes is that they cut off comments because the comments became "abusive, attacking." While I don't agree, the comments seem pretty tame to me, I will say that I do agree with his point that it isn't acceptable to abuse or attack the author of the article or other commenters. In my opinion, the issue with The Daily Athenaeum's piece has more to do with editorial permission to publish and less to do with the individual author. Any one person can be ignorant and uninformed but that's when it's up to the editor to step up and make sure that such content does not get published.

Moreover, my objection is around the content and the effect it has on others. This takes precedence over even editoral judgement. That multiple people that such stigmatizing and minimizing remarks were acceptable to print at all is the problem, not the individuals, per se.


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