DEPRESSION -- IT'S NOT JUST A BAD HAIR DAY ; Ruby Wax Knows about the Anguish of Mental Illness. Sophie Goodchild Hears How Her Own Experiences Have Inspired a New Play
Goodchild, Sophie, The Evening Standard (London, England)
YOU'RE the wildebeest on the outside that's going to get eaten first," says Ruby Wax. "The moment you're maimed mentally means you're lunch. It's totally primitive." Wax is sitting in a smart west London restaurant discussing mental illness -- and how the rules of the jungle still apply if you "crack up".
The 57-year-old comedian has always been relatively open about her depression and treatment at the Priory clinic. But, she says, there is still huge stigma for sufferers like her -- the one in four who experience "the dark side".
"It used to be whether you were gay, then it was cancer," says Wax. "Once you couldn't be a witch and now it's if you have a flaw [of …
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