The Ubiquity of Mental Illness

In a recent Grantland piece, Chuck Klosterman wrote about the strange saga of Royce White, a first round NBA draft pick out of Iowa State University. White has been in the news because he has been diagnosed with a mental illness that, amongst other things, causes him extreme anxiety when flying. His illness is one of the many factors feeding into his ongoing contractual dispute with the Houston Rockets; White wants an independent doctor to be assigned to him who will determine when he is and is … [Read more...]