Raising awareness and dispelling the myths/stigma of mental health can only be a good thing. People can finally be made aware that those of us with serious mental health conditions are not violent maniacs. However, a worrying trend seems to be emerging, people are going to see their GP's claiming they have bipolar and reel of a list of symptoms like they are reciting wikipedia. With celeb's like Catherine Zeta Jones or Charlie Sheen who has been diagnosed at the age of 40+!!!!, I wonder why it has taken them so long to be diagnosed, if she is indeed bipolar of which I am sceptical. Everyone I know with Bipolar were diagnosed in their late teens to mid twenties, and it was usually after they were made aware of their behaviour by a third party rather than presenting themselves to thei GP. The more often people claim to be Bipolar (or other conditions) it seems to trivialise the struggle that real people with Bipolar face. Their is nothing cool or trendy about being Bipolar, it's a pain in the ass. High premiums for life or travel insurance, suspended driving license for periods of 3 months at a time, relationship problems, daily meds for life and of course suicide. When I was diagnosed back in 1992, I considered myself one of the fragile elite but no know I am just part of the lunatic fringe. This of course is just my humble opinion which many may not agree with, and they of course are entitled to their opinions.