Ginger Wildheart is another artist who has a history of mental illness. His latest episode has led to arrest, attempted suicide and his being sectioned.
Ginger has an amazing wealth of talent and a tremendous back catalogue. I hope he gets the support he needs to get through his latest setback and continue to add to this. I don’t want to wake up to the news of another Chris Cornell or Chester Bennington this year.
Its an old record I keep playing, but I’ll say it again, mental illness, anxiety, depression – they don’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Whether you are in the public eye or not. Whether you are an established successful artist or joe bloggs sitting at home. We all have mental health just as we have physical health. Sometimes you are not in the best of physical health and it can often creep up on you unexpectedly. Well, the same goes for mental health.
The more people talk about it, the better we can deal with it as a collective society and the less of a taboo it becomes. When people do feel they can talk about it, they can get the help they need and will be better placed to recognise the signs that their mental health is suffering. Just as they would if they saw signs of their physical health deteriorating.
Get well Ginger