SPOTLIGHT: Mental illness is no joke

Apparently, some U.K. politicians have been attributing some bad behavior to clinical depression and other forms of mental illness. As writer Minette Martin sees it, this shouldn't be just a card to pull out of the hole when politicians want to cover their buttocks. In reality, the public needs to know when a politician is suffering from this potentially-fatal class of illnesses. But if a politician just wants sympathy, it's quite an inappropriate way to handle the problem. Article