I find courage and spirit such as that shown by Eleanor Longden so inspiring. How she survived 10 years of such torment, emerging the empowered and dauntless person she is today, is a testament to her own heroism and that of mental health sufferers in general. Her story also pays tribute to human solidarity; the people who don’t give up on those whom they care for.
The move away from labelling, stigma and ostracisation, towards compassion, healing and understanding is happening. Yey!