Shea Wong's blog

Bipolar, ‘fashionable mental health’ and celebrity

Recently I’ve noticed a bit of a backlash to celebrities coming out about their mental illness, the most recent being former presenter of Springwatch Bill Oddie, and his belief that celebrities don’t do a great deal of good regarding mental health awareness, stating, “I fear that it [mental health] has become something of a 'fashionable’ condition to have in this day and age.”

Um, okay.  A few things before I continue.

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