Quote on mental illness and celebrity

It’s all fun and games until someone dies, as was the case with Robin Williams. When celebrities have very public “breakdowns,” we find them entertaining, sensational, intriguing. When celebrities die from these illnesses, however, we grieve for them, celebrate their lives, and profess our sympathy for their struggle.

– ‘The Spectacle of Mental Illness‘ from Let’s Queer Things Up!

I spotted this article in the Freshly Pressed section of WordPress. It’s definitely a worthwhile read as it opens your mind by referencing two cases which have been treated so differently by many.

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