Nobody I’ve been locked up with in a psychiatric hospital felt ‘proud’ of their illness | Eleanor de Jong

It’s great mental health is now openly discussed but the sickest people I’ve known – myself included – have had almost no part in it

In the 12 years since I was diagnosed as manic depressive – now commonly referred to as bipolar type one – mental illness has come roaring out of the woods.

Now it’s hard to get through a month without a mental health awareness campaign rearing its well-meaning head.

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