Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Faces of Mental Illness: A Wonderful Description of Bipolar Syndrome

Stephen Fry is not only a brilliant artist and an outspoken advocate for mental illness. He himself has bipolar II disorder. In this video, he explains what bipolar disorder is like.  The saddest and truest line is from an acquaintance of his who in the throes of depression let himself get hit by a truck; the man said that the pain of having his legs rebroken over and over so he could walk again was nothing like the pain that drove him to stand in front of a truck in the first place.

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