I want to thank Cameron Stout ’80 for his forthright and moving description of his surviving depression (Princetonians, May 16). Having recently retired from a 40-plus-year career in psychiatry, I can attest to the positive changes in our public perception and understanding of the ubiquitous nature of mental-health issues, especially depression. Personal stories like his move this critical health conversation forward.

David F. McMahon ’71
Warren, Vt.