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16/02/2016 13:10 GMT | Updated 16/02/2016 13:59 GMT

Stephen Fry Praised For Opening Up About Bipolar Disorder Struggle In 'The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive' Documentary

Stephen Fry has won praise from fans after opening about about his mental health struggles in a new documentary.

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The comedian highlighted the problems faced by bipolar sufferers in ‘The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On’, which aired a decade after his original programme on the illness, which he suffers himself.

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Viewers took to Twitter in their droves on Monday (15 February) night, to praise Stephen for his efforts to smash the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and bring them for the forefront of conversation again.

Stephen’s documentary aired as part of the BBC’s In The Mind series, which has also seen the broadcaster team up with ‘EastEnders’ on a storyline about postpartum psychosis.

Bipolar sufferer Stacey Branning is currently recovering from an episode, brought on by the birth of her son Arthur over Christmas.

She will be seen revealing the truth about her son’s paternity to boyfriend Martin Fowler in the coming days, finally confessing that his best friend Kush Kazemi is the father.

Meanwhile, Stephen Fry is still currently on a break from social media, after receiving a backlash from his stint hosting the BAFTA Awards on Sunday.

Fans criticised the star for making a joke about Jenny Beavan, joking that she looked like a “bag lady” as she collected her award for Best Costume Designer.

He later quit Twitter, explaining that he was friends with Jenny and that critics should “fuck the fuck off”.

He also penned an open letter claiming that he has grown tired with “sanctimoniously self-righteous” people whom he claimed are too easily offended.

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