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.
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.
Wonder how many of those smugly accusing Stephen Fry of "flouncing off" have *any* idea what living with depression/bipolar disorder is like— Mark Roberts (@mmmcaffeine) February 15, 2016
Thanks again to Stephen Fry for helping to destigmatize bipolar disorder. #TheNotSoSecretLifeOfTheManicDepressive— Cal o' the Wild (@CoorieCal) February 15, 2016
Heartened that BBC have given mental health a 2-week spotlight. Excellent eye-opening doc with Stephen Fry on bipolar tonight #InTheMind— RachelShattockDawson (@therapyonthames) February 15, 2016
Sorry I can't tell Stephen Fry how much I thought of his programme tonight. The personal view of bipolar was insightful and very helpful— Gill Poole (@Gillycpoole) February 15, 2016
Very powerful #InTheMind documentary with Stephen Fry tonight, raising awareness on bipolar disorder. It's time to end mental health stigma!— Robbie Castle (@Robbie_Castle) February 15, 2016
Ace programme about bipolar @BBCOne - sad that Stephen Fry felt he had to delete his Twitter today, he would've surely been feeling the love— Dana Stevens (@_DanaEve) February 15, 2016
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.