Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Why We Like the Guardian

Among other things, it has some of the best and most compassionate reporting on mental health issues--and the faces behind the issues.

See, for example, this article on a boy born with Down's Syndrome, and this one on addressing social exclusion by taking recovering addicts, some with MI problems to the Royal Opera House:
Sadly, after the interval Kearns' and Tracey's seats are empty. "Not everyone is going to enjoy it," Baden says.

Later on, Kearns says he had a migraine. "Where I come from, there was no such thing as compassion," he says. "If I'd stayed in there I'd have started crying (with emotion) and they'd have had to carry me out."

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