I was invited to attend the 20th birthday bash of the Employees’ Forum for Disability in London recently. The host was Ruby Wax, a popular UK comedienne.
I didn’t know this prior to the event, but she has battled with repeated, severe bouts of clinical depression for many years.
Depression is one of the most silent, least visible afflictions that people can experience. And the enduring stigma attached to mental health issues means that many people suffer in silence.