One in four people have a mental illness – let’s get organised | Ruby Wax | Comment is free | The Guardian

In the midst of doing publicity for my book Sane New World, I’m endlessly asked about my depression, even though it is not particularly about mental illness but rather how all of our minds/brains work and how, with practice, we can drive them rather than be driven by them. Many of us find ourselves in a frenzied state of busy-ness, fuelled by our own critical voices with absolutely no instructions on how to brake until we break (Gandhi said there was more to life than speed, but he didn’t tell us what).

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