Sinéad O’Connor – Depression and the Stigma associated with it.

Sinéad O’Connor is in hospital after she uploaded an emotional video to her Facebook account on Tuesday, 8 August, 2017, where she said she felt “suicidal.” It went viral! Mental illness is like a war. You either win or die trying. Since breaking onto the scene in 1990 with her smash hit ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ the four-time Grammy nominee’s life has been shocking and tragic. The term ‘roller coaster’ doesn’t sum up her life, as it’s been hit with mostly low moments and attempted suicides. Don’t judge her path if you haven’t walked her journey.

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
(Prince)

It’s been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away

Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
‘Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

It’s been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong

I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me?
Guess what he told me?
He said girl you better try to have fun
No matter what you do, but he’s a fool
‘Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

All the flowers that you planted mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I’m willing to give it another try
‘Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

Image by Helen Devine

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