Friday 09/29 2017

Memoirist Zack McDermott Wants to be the Gorilla in the Room for Mental Health Awareness

“Zack McDermott had his first major manic episode in over five years at a Taco Shop in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. As the psychosis took hold, he laughed at patrons to their faces, inquired about purchasing his order via Apple Pay—something he knew, even in his semi-lucid state, they would not have—and, eventually, screamed obscenities at an employee while lying flat on his back in the rain-soaked parking lot.

Which is when his producers stepped in.”

Read the rest of my feature on McDermott in Paste Magazine

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