• Wayne Brady Opens Up About His Depression: 'I Had a Complete Breakdown
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[quote]Though we all know Wayne Brady as the [URL="http://www.etonline.com/news/128165_World_of_Wonder_Book_Launch_Wayne_Brady_s_First_TV_Hosting_Gig/"]upbeat comedian-turned-TV star[/URL] of shows [URL="http://www.etonline.com/tv/136365_Funny_Whose_Line_is_it_Anyway_Exclusive_Clip_World_s_Worst_Dating_Profile/"]like [I]Whose Line Is It Anyway?[/I][/URL] and [I]Let's Make a Deal[/I], the 42-year-old Emmy-award winner is now opening up to ET's Nischelle Turner about his debilitating depression.Brady admits he has secretly battled with depression for years and describes the harrowing emotions he's experienced. "People are like, 'Wayne Brady's always happy!'" he says. "No I'm not. Because I'm human." "Having a bad day is one thing, having a bad week is another, having a bad life … You don't want to move, you can't move in the darkness," he explains. "You're like, 'I am just going to sit right here and I want to wallow in this. As much as it hurts, I am going to sit right here because this is what I deserve. This is what I deserve, so I am going to sit here because I am that horrible of a person.'"[/quote] [url]http://www.etonline.com/news/153335_wayne_brady_opens_up_about_his_depression/index.html[/url] :(
Ah man, I love Wayne on Whose Line. I really hope he pulls through. :(
Yeah, that's an accurate description of how I feel every other week.
It's so sad to hear him experience something like that It's horrible for me, can't imagine what it's like for him when he has to put on a happy face all the time
Depression is a fucking bitch and what I found to be the worst part by [B]far[/B] is that there's nothing other people can do other than providing a shoulder to cry on and an ear to talk to. :( Hope he gets through it.
The saddest people smile the brightest.
Comedians are often very depressed people masking their depression through humor
As tragic as the passing of Robin Williams was, I hope that we can at least extract some good from it by the means of other public figures stepping forward about their illnesses. Nobody should have to suffer in silence.
Makes me wonder what other famous comedians/funny people are depressed. Robin Williams and Wayne Brady can't be the only ones.
[QUOTE=cheetahben;46407940]Makes me wonder what other famous comedians/funny people are depressed. Robin Williams and Wayne Brady can't be the only ones.[/QUOTE] Stephen Fry has been rather open about his depression for the longest along with being active about supporting those depressed.
[QUOTE=cheetahben;46407940]Makes me wonder what other famous comedians/funny people are depressed. Robin Williams and Wayne Brady can't be the only ones.[/QUOTE] Most of them. I'd say the only really "well adjusted" comic is Jerry Seinfeld. Every other comic im aware of has something that would relate them to depression in some manner.
I'd be depressed too if my name was on a film like Foodfight.
[QUOTE=RainbowStalin;46408446]I'd be depressed too if my name was on a film like Foodfight.[/QUOTE] we really need a dark humor rating on fp :v:
Isn't it widely known that the best comedians suffer from depression? Robin Williams is a prime example. Denis Leary doesn't, because he is a shitty comedian.
I know exactly how he feels, having gone through something similar earlier this year It's something that's always in you, in a deep, dark place, but it fades in time. We just can't let ourselves fall into that place. It isn't a perfect solution, sadly.
[quote]As much as it hurts, I am going to sit right here because this is what I deserve. This is what I deserve, so I am going to sit here because I am that horrible of a person.[/quote] Yeah, I get that feeling sometimes. Poor guy.
[QUOTE=geogzm;46416369]Yeah, I get that feeling sometimes. Poor guy.[/QUOTE] Seconded, there are alot of things that i consider myself a monster or a idiot for doing. It makes me wish that i didn't screw up so hard.
[QUOTE=RainbowStalin;46408446]I'd be depressed too if my name was on a film like Foodfight.[/QUOTE] Let's not forget Birdemic. Or... let's.
[QUOTE=Gamerman12;46408947]we really need a dark humor rating on fp :v:[/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/qFsmgcv.png[/img]
It's good that he's talking about it. It's a very serious thing that a lot of people don't consider an illness. Hope he makes it through it okay.
Depression needs more attention.
it boggles my mind that people still think the "cure" for depression is for people to "stop being sad" [editline]5th November 2014[/editline] like i have a friend who has depression and one of her friends called her an ungrateful cunt for being "sad while you have a good life"
Yep, this is gonna be me Saturday night of next week. I know it's coming, but at least I can be happy right now.
[QUOTE=Bathtub;46417410]like i have a friend who has depression and one of her friends called her an ungrateful cunt for being "sad while you have a good life"[/QUOTE] I really hate it when people do this. "No you can't possibly be depressed, your life is better than mine so you can't have anything like depression because your life is so good." I'm not a rocket surgeon or anything, but I am [I]pretty[/I] sure that's not how depression works. If I didn't make jokes like that one there, or make fun of myself, I'd be miserable all the time. And I know many other people who feel the same way and get trivialized because "You have it better than most people, stop being depressed."
[QUOTE=Bathtub;46417410]it boggles my mind that people still think the "cure" for depression is for people to "stop being sad" [editline]5th November 2014[/editline] like i have a friend who has depression and one of her friends called her an ungrateful cunt for being "sad while you have a good life"[/QUOTE] Most people don't understand what it is like, so they chalk it up to "they are just sad and ungrateful". Because of that, issues like depression aren't treated with the severity they should be. I only just got help for OCD and I have been struggling with it for years. People get ostracized for this kind of stuff and they are made to feel guilty about it, so they try and internalize it. That is what typically leads to suicide or an even worsening mental condition.
[QUOTE=Bathtub;46417410]it boggles my mind that people still think the "cure" for depression is for people to "stop being sad" [editline]5th November 2014[/editline] like i have a friend who has depression and one of her friends called her an ungrateful cunt for being "sad while you have a good life"[/QUOTE] Both of these things make me exceedingly angry, and I'm usually quite apathetic.
I would love to say I hope he gets over it, but a serious depression, or a depressive disorder, is something that sticks with you for a long time, if not forever. There's nothing you can really do about it other than learning to live with it. It's good that he's opening up about it. It's not something you can deal with by yourself.
Well shit who would have thought that Wayne of all people was suffering from depression? Poor guy.
I've had clinical depression and bipolar disorder since I've been 14. Fuck anyone who tells you just to fucking cheer up,yeah I'll sure cheer up when I'm thinking of ways to kill myself.
[QUOTE=LoneWolf_Recon;46407976]Stephen Fry has been rather open about his depression for the longest along with being active about supporting those depressed.[/QUOTE] Stephen Fry has bipolar, and so did Robin Williams. Bipolar and depression aren't the same thing.
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