Osaka deserves credit, not shame
The ill treatment of 23-year-old Naomi Osaka, professional tennis player was shameful.
Once again, as usual, an individual with mental health issues is chastised and shunned rather than shown compassion.
Because I have battled mental illnesses for over 35 years, I laud the strength shown by Ms. Osaka in publicizing her plight.
I know very well the stigma our country continues to engender in its attitude toward someone battling mental illness(es).
The piece-meal efforts to address mental illness in our country are atrocious. Until a concerted effort is made to bring together into one unit the many scattered mental health organizations, our country will continue to treat those with mental health illnesses as failures.
Again, I applaud Naomi Osaka for her bravery in divulging her mental health illness.
Kay Wawrynovic, Hollidaysburg