Its tragic to see what has happened to Sinead O’Connor over the last few years with her obvious struggles with mental health. It is not for me, or anyone else, to discuss the whys and wherefores about what her issues are. So I have been disgusted at some of the comments directed towards her on social media today.
I understand that she divides opinion due to her being an outspoken individual. Over the years she has rubbed people up the wrong way with her opinions and actions. But the woman is obviously suffering and for people to criticize her for what she has done in posting a video about how she is feeling in which she is visibly upset and obviously needs help is disgusting. Who are these vile people to decide what is right and wrong for her? Mental illness doesn’t discriminate between rich and poor, success or failure and can affect any one of us.
I feel for anyone who is suffering from mental health problems in silence and happen to read these disgraceful comments. It is hardly going to give them the confidence to talk about their own feelings and seek the help they need.
I for one sincerely hope she gets the help she needs and gets through this. She is an incredibly talented artist, and we have seen far too many of them take their own lives recently.
Get Well Sinead.