Cole’s Comfort – By Janet Hawley & James Braund

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Authors: Good Weekend Magazine

Year: 1999

Event: 1999 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: NSW

Award level: Winner

Award category: Print

Abstract: The Neil Cole feature was another chance to help explain that still widely misunderstood, sometimes mocked condition of manic depression. I wanted it to be an engaging, honest story, that people could identify with, empathise with the person - and come out the other end, like Cole feeling they'd learned a lot and there are positive, successful ways to deal with this condition. I wanted to tell Cole's complete story, warts and all, which means looking at the horror, seeking out warm and unexpectedly humorous moments, traing every aspect with dignity. I also wanted to celebrate Cole's spirit, persitence and achievements against huge odds. Description of Facility/Organisation:

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