Stephen Fry is one of the world’s sharpest minds and most clever wits. So to hear him speak of his battle with manic depression, or bipolar disorder, is something pretty special.
In this discussion with Australian journalist Jennifer Byrne, Fry opens up about living with the disease and the experiences of other sufferers he’s encountered on his journey.
Manic depression is a confusing disease, whether you’re living with it or trying to understand the way it makes others feel, but Fry’s words perhaps give it the greatest clarity.
Just like the disease itself, this video has both dark moments and delicious ones, but it’s that unique blend that makes it worth watching.