Showing posts with label mental illness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mental illness. Show all posts

Monday, November 21, 2011

Domestic Violence is Never OK. Ever.

Watching A Current Affair tonight has made me extremely ranty.  Matthew Newton featured in a profile interview about his "mental" illness and how it has contributed to where he is now.   How it was untreated for a long period of time and how he was not in control of himself.  

I'm not sure what I expected to see or hear.  Actually I am.  I expected to see a humble man, sorry for his past actions and willing to do whatever it takes to rehabilitate.  I expected to see a man who was embarrassed by his past actions and one who could not apologise enough for hitting the women he supposedly loved.  It wasn't just one girlfriend, but two.  No, I didn't see what I was expecting.  I saw a self-absorbed person who had one agenda - to show the public that he wasn't "responsible" for his actions - he had an untreated mental illness.   He had so many "issues".   Noises in his head.  He didn't know what was happening to him.  There were no sorrys, only excuses. 

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