You'll never guess what that Wildean wit and socialist hero Terry Kelly's done now. Apparently he now suspects me of being mentally ill. In a secure unit no less. Whilst I suppose blogging openly about suffering from depression and stress is bound to invite the odd snide comment. I am genuinely surprised that an elected official thinks it appropriate. I wonder if he'd be so quick to make light of a physical disability. God help anyone in his constituency with a mental health problem who approaches him for help unless of course they are after being bullied in a witless fashion.
Mind you I'm not the first person to be accused of mental illness by Tezza. Apparently Martin Kelly and David Farrer are both similarly afflicted (you'll need to scroll down a fair bit to get the relevant post). So much so that Rayleen Kelly felt compelled show their blogs to a psychologist. I wonder if we 'mad' bloggers should form a self help group.
With one in four of the Scottish population estimated to suffer from mental ill health at some point in their lives, I suppose this must include a fair number of the Kelly's constituents. I can't help but wonder what they make of their obvious prejudice against those with mental health problems. Let's hope they take that into account when voting in May.
Finally the discrimination faced by the mentally ill will not end unless challenged which is why I'd like to end by drawing your attention to this.
UPDATE: Tezza and Jolene have made Labour Watch!