Stephen Fry discusses the surreal but very real thoughts of suicide

Stephen Fry disclosed this week that he had attempted to kill himself last year with a mixture of pills and vodka.

‘You may say, “How can anybody who’s got it all be so stupid as to want to end it all?” That’s the point, there is no “why?” That’s not the right question. There is no reason. If there was reason for it, you could reason someone out of it.’

You can read more excerpts from his talk with Richard Herring in Chortle. Or listen to the entire podcast below. Fry’s disclosures on suicide, manic depression and how fame is and isn’t a factor in that come about 80 minutes into the discussion with Richard Herring, upon answering a boy’s question: “What’s it like to be Stephen Fry?”

Anyone can feel this way. But you don’t have to feel alone or be alone with those thoughts. Seek out help, whether it’s with friends, family or a trusted medical professional.

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