1. How do/did your friends (who don't suffer) support you during
I didn’t tell them. I was too ashamed to mention it, I thought they’d think, “What a wanker she has so much and now complains she can’t lift herself from the bed.” I would agree with them but I was mentally incapacitated.
2. What are your thoughts on behavioral addictions not being included in DSM IV?
Just to enlighten the confused, all psychiatric diagnoses are categorized by the DSM IV meaning Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder and this is the most recent edition. Not that long ago the DSM said being gay was a pathology; imagine them all on anti-gay meds; there goes Broadway musicals out the window.
We all have a little bit of everything and everyone one of us is as different as a fingerprint so how can you categorize us when our minds go wrong? We aren’t like cans of Campbell Soup where you can say, “She’s chicken noodle and he’s a minestrone.” (I hope you see where I’m going with this).
3. Is humour the best medicine?
It’s a good one but not as good as xanax.
4. As crisis counsellors, we manage vicarious trauma -how can we get employers to offer support without viewing it as weak?
Give them the shock of their life or send them into a war zone and ask them for support again, this time they’ll listen.
5. Any chance of you doing a show in NYC?
I would fly there without a plane but who can compete with “Book of Mormons?”
6. Any plans to reunite with the "Girls on Top" ladies?
Are you out of your mind? If you saw that show now you would never speak to me again, it does not age well. It was like having a slumber party with crazy people on TV. Now they’d make you rehearse and actually learn lines, back then we just showed up and made each other laugh.