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BBC: Do famous role models help or hinder?

Apparently, last week was mental health awareness week in the UK. I didn't realize it at the time I bookmarked this article

Churchill might tell me something about the art of statecraft, or Fry about the pressures of fame and the joy of words, but someone closer to home, with a life more like mine and challenges more like mine, will tell me far more about a life with mental health difficulty and how best to live it.

I always wonder what one "should" do with respect to role models in mental health and I think it probably comes down to individual characteristics about what makes most sense in treatment. I'm sure there's a research study or two about this issue so I'll see if I can track one down and post about it in the near future.

Please see this post for a follow-up.