Thursday June 4, 2020

**Artistic Licence: Doing write by suicide**

Creativity and depression have long made for close bedfellows, writes Nadine O'Regan.

13th October, 2012
Everyone feels the reach of suicide, but it's not a thing you can bring up in polite conversation.

Creativity and depression have long made for close bedfellows. The statistics are well known: people working in the creative arts are more likely to experience depression than those in most other professions. Promoting her new book recently, JK Rowling said: "I've had mental health issues, I've been depressed."

In 1995, Stephen Fry walked off stage from the play, Cell Mates, and locked himself away to contemplate suicide. Irish writer Marian Keyes has been driven to...

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