Vague ramblings

Of metaphors and monsters

Posted in Musing, Personal by Ian Cundell on 6 June, 2012

My friend and colleague David Chippendale committed suicide on 7 March. Many knew he was in a bad way, but sadly none realised how close to the edge he was.

His loss prompted me to come clean about my own situation – more chronic and unrelenting than the severe bipolar that claimed David – and Estates Gazettes was kind enough to give me a platform in the magazine and online.

For all the many ways in which writers have been able to explore depression (and other mental illnesses), in the end the reality is anything but metaphorical.

Please read the article very carefully: Click here.

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