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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 15, 2016.
I'm going to try to watch the Stephen Fry programme this evening, But it will make me writhe.
I hear he's quit twitter again over some comment he made.
No, not the Baftas. The thing about his manic depression.
Oh, no that's too much for me. Either cringeworthy or will have me weeping so best avoided either way.
Apparently he quit Twitter after being castigated for describing the winner of the costume design BAFTA as a bag lady. She did look pretty rough to be fair. Apparently, they are friends and it was 'bantah.'
But of course, Twitrer went mad and Fry flounced. I think it's a shame that a subject of such importance is somewhat devalued for some people because of the person presenting it.
The subject isn't devalued. The programme might be.
Whatever he is on, its all about him.
He's putting on weight too.
You might find this programme I listened to last night interesting, Lascarina. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/579/my-damn-mind
It relates the story of a man with bipolar disorder who went through a series of delusions, interspersed with periods of lucid thought which led him to take himself off to hospital to be treated for the manic condition he was in.
It's a bizarre, true story in which everything that could possibly have gone wrong, went wrong and he ended up being tasered and shot by the police whilst in a hospital ward.
I saw the previous one - hard to believe it was ten years ago! I am not sure if I will watch as it's a bit too close to home.
I lost my husband to bipolar seven years ago and my son has inherited the condition.
I will watch the programme because I want to see if anything has changed, but I find it hard to relate to Stephen Fry and I think he actually does bipolar sufferers a dis-service. Bipolar is a serious mental health condition that can have devastating consequences for sufferers and their families - I agree with Jacob: for Stephen Fry, it is all about him
He's a bit of a flouncer. Who cares if he goes, frankly?
Have watched a documentary on this before. It was good and worth watching as was the one he did on the HIV test.
But other than that he has become a pain.
Yes but say what you like about him, he is bipolar. His experience of the condition, as it affects him, deserves an airing.
Remember that unexpected spat between Patrick Stewart and James Corben? Stewart was being an idiot and that put me off him.