AFTER returning to Oxford to study cognitive therapy Ruby Wax has come up with an idea for a series to bring the subject of depression to a wider audience.
The Chicago-born chatterbox tells me: “I’ve got the green light to do some programmes about how a lot of top businessmen have struggled with depression, but trying to get them to talk about it in public is another matter. “One of them signed up but he just quit. It was a case of ‘come out with that in public and your career is over’. Which proves that we have to talk about it openly, but it seems mental health problems are still seen as an awful stigma.” Ruby suffers bipolar depression and has stayed at The Priory. It’s not a place she wants to see again. “It’s pretty pricey and it’s pretty shabby. The food isn’t much either, the fish tastes like the chicken, and the chicken tastes like the fish. The NHS is infinitely better.”
*From The Express