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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)

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Stephen Fry: As I say I don't want to kill myself, I just wouldn't mind dying. It's a terrible thing to say.
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A remarkable documentary by a remarkable person.
10 November 2006 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

In dispelling myths and opening up a dark illness to public light, Stephen Fry has shown the way forward in raising awareness for BiPolar. Mental issues and illness hasn't come all that far from the Victorian, out of sight - out of mind, asylums of the past. But with candidness and honesty we are taken on a personal journey, that was well researched to give a insight to the traumatic and chaotic lives of sufferers.

The stigma surrounding mental illness is a heavy burden for those affected and their families yet we see Stephen Fry not giving a damn about others perceptions of his illness. A truly ground breaking and thought provoking documentary. A must see for anyone connected with manic depression or those looking to understand what is at times incomprehensible.


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