Stephen Fry should try being mad but not rich and famous.
The pain of the illness will be the same but not the consequences of the illness. Fifteen years ago I came out of hospital but I am still being punished by society for being what it sees as weak. Stephen Fry will earn more from this evening’s documentary on the BBC than I will earn in the rest of my life. Celebrity depressives like Ruby Wax and Fry have no idea what it is like to be written off by society and yet they claim to speak on behalf of the mentally ill. Well, they don’t.