And on the Subject of EA…

If you’re going to be so dense as to think that someone can’t put their life experiences, especially concerning things like mental illness, into creative form then here are some more people/things you should probably never let your patients learn about:

  • Virginia Woolf
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Winston Churchill
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • James Joyce
  • Albert Einstein
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (autobiographical novel of schizophrenia)
  • Go Ask Alice (novel about teenage addiction)
  • Lisa, Bright and Dark (novel about pre-diagnosed bipolar disorder)
  • The Best Little Girl in the World (novel about anorexia)
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Eugene O’Neil
  • Ludwig von Beethoven
  • Robert Schumann
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Vaslov Nijinsky (dancer with schizophrenia who wrote an autobiography about it)
  • John Keats
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Isaac Newton
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Jimmy Piersall (Red Sox player who is bipolar and wrote an autobiography)
  • Patty Duke
  • Charles Dickens
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Roseanne Barr
  • Marlon Brando
  • Drew Carey
  • Jim Carrey
  • Dick Clark
  • Judy Collins
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Princess Diana
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Linda Hamilton
  • The Jacksons (let’s face it, all of them are fucked up)
  • Billy Joel
  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Ashley Judd
  • Heath Ledger
  • Greg Louganis
  • Michelangelo
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Marie Osmond
  • K. Rowling
  • Winona Ryder
  • Brooke Shields
  • Darryl Strawberry
  • John Claude van Damme
  • Mike Wallace
  • Tammy Wynette

And most of these people didn’t do what you’re “supposed” to do in dealing with illness.  It doesn’t make their work not great and not something people should find and be interested in – whether they have a mental illness themselves or not.

I could go on.  Not all of these people have bipolar disorder, but I could totally make you a huge list of the artist that do have just bipolar disorder.

Also, anyone who starts to tell me that her bipolar “isn’t real” but admits to her actually having had a hospital stay for treatment – you’re a hypocrite and you need to go away.

And as for the accusations of Emilie lying, about anything…well she’s never been shy about telling people she’s a liar.  Besides the fact that she’s got an entire song called Liar about it there is enough in her song Swallow to make me believe that lying is part of the game.  And since I respect her as an artist for doing what she wants to do and not what other people want to do, I’m going to remind you all – fans and foes alike – of this line:

I don’t want to be a legend/oh well that’s a goddamn lie I do/To say I do this for the people/I admit is hardly true.

Someone pointed out that she wrote something in the song If You Feel Better that makes a lot of sense too.

Won’t make me sorry cause I’m cruel/Won’t hurt the feelings I don’t have/Won’t break the heart that isn’t there you’ll find/But if you feel better/Telling me I’m cruel/Saying I’m unfeeling/I don’t mind.

You guys knew what you were getting into if you bothered to listen to her music.  I mean damn.

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