Robert Munsch: Should he have spoken out?
- May 17, 2010 10:46 AM |
- By POV
Canadian author Robert Munsch celebrates Family Literacy Day with students from Kimberely School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. (ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation)
Beloved children's author Robert Munsch recently revealed a very adult side, speaking openly about his battles with mental illness and addiction.
In a message titled "Note to Parents" posted on his website, the bestselling author says he's been diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive and manic-depressive.
And later in a television interview with Global Television aired Saturday, Munsch said he is a recovering cocaine addict and alcoholic, adding he has been clean for about four months.
He hopes people will be understanding and that "everyone will talk to their kids honestly, listen to them, and help them do their best with their own challenges."
How do you feel about prominent figures acknowledging mental illness and addiction? Is it beneficial?
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