This morning in my Sleaze Report on the 2 Girls and a Guy show I talked about Amanda Bynes being released from the involuntary psychiatric hold at the hospital. As much as I tried to keep it surface and just report the story, I just couldn’t hold my tongue. My sister was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder when she was 13 years old. She is now in her 20’s. We have had years of heartache, success, tears, joy, confusion, and judgement from those that thought she was just crazy. As a family we have seen how little the system does for those with mental illness. I get it. It’s a TOUGH thing to deal with. The brain is a very complicated thing. A person’s behavior during a psychiatric break is hard to grasp. It’s scary, it’s terrifying, it’s CRAZY. BUT WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS and the way we (as individuals and a country/government) approach those suffering from this illness.
Ok. Rant and tears done. Unless you want to hear Tanya and I ruin Mike’s mood by discussing it on the air this morning.