Did you hear the interview with Frank Bruno this morning at 8.30 on Radio 4? He is so self-effacing and was so humourous as he talked about his struggle with mental illness. He talked about it here too on Radio 5 live. He is supporting a new campaign by MIND to reduce stigma for those with mental illness. I found myself wondering if it is self-perpetuating, calling it ‘mental illness’ instead of just ‘illness’ as the public still find it difficult to think of ‘mental’ illness as a real illness.
Either way, we are really interested in identifying more of the triggers and more on prevention, so if you are interested in that too, please get in touch!