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Stephen Fry BBC2 Programme

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I just watching the BBC2 programme about Manic Depression with Stephen Fry.

I must say its really shook me up. :shocking: I know most people get depressed now and then, but can anybody help me or point me in the right direction with reagrds Bi Polar disorder and understanding it a bit better.

I wish i had never watched it, but i couldnt turn off as I wanted to know more.

Has anyone else seen the programme ?

Cheers

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Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I saw the first one. Kicking myself that I missed the second one though. First one was really good, and it kinda drove in the fact that celebrities aren't all happy.

    Was the second one good?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It was intresting but quite scary

    It was one of those programmes I didnt want to watch because it doesnt make you feel good, but I could not quite manage to turn over.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I didnt find there was much of a conclusion to the 2nd half but it was a really good program and will hopefully open peoples eyes, especially the ones that mock depression(including manic) and the people who suffer it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep, totally - i hope you're right Sikorah.

    On another forum I go on - in fact, it's Stephen Fry's very own site - a guy joined and posted and said he thought there was no such thing as bi-polar and that it was made up. He also said his sister had 'pretended' to have OCD for most of her life.

    I was stunned that someone had joined just to post that and also that someone could have such an ignorant atitude tbh.

    I think Stephen Fry's programme was excellent and has done more to make people aware of this debilitating condition. He should be applauded.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think it was a great show.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I saw the first one - pretty revealing stuff, especially the kids.

    Here's TheSite's article on bipolar/manic depression

    The BBc also did a booklet on bipolar, which is really in-depth if you want to find out more.

    Hope these help you understand it a bit better :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks guys :thumb:
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