I have often drawn parallels between the highly artistic, creative, intelligent minds and these same minds carrying some mental health issue with them. After Robin Williams’ suicide several months back and mainstream media starting to talk about mental health, I wanted to see if my parallels were similar to the thoughts of others. Quick answer: they were.
From the BBC, I give you an article specifically targeting the minds of great comedians, but I think any person with a quick and creative mind can relate to this. I know I certainly do. I guess the upside is battling depression also means you’re one highly sensitive and brainy human! 🙂