“Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive” an Emmy Award winning documentary film televised in 2006. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the film aims to shed light on manic depression as well as the everyday struggles of people who are diagnosed with the disease.
Unfortunately, manic depression is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood conditions despite affecting an estimated two percent of the world’s population. Stephen Fry also reaches out to the ordinary people living with the same condition to see how they cope with life at work and at home. Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive also details how people with mental illness are able to cope and shares different ways to control their illness.
In the film, Stephen Fry features interviews of people who suffer from manic depression and even featured celebrities like Richard Dreyfuss and Carrie Fisher, both suffering from another form of psychological illness, bipolar disorder.