It's always difficult to know what to say when a celebrity exposes their issues. Since one in four people suffer from mental illnesses of some kind, it makes sense that one in four celebrities probably do as well, maybe even more so in the celebrity circuit, what with it being such a narcissistic and high pressure environment.
One's first instinct is to feel sorry for the afflicted, naturally. But then celebrities are usually wealthy and lead relatively pampered lives, so its easy to then backlash and say that they have very little to complain about and that if their struggling then wah-wah-wah, that's a cost of their position, after all, it doesn't appear to have stopped them being as successful or even more successful than someone with no obvious signs of mental disorder.
But then neither response is really fitting, they both come across as patronising and ignorant, regardless of their merit. I think this seems to be one of those areas where we are still in the dark ages as to how we are supposed to deal with such situations and that it's only really in the last decade that people have started to really try and address this aspect of life.
If Ford, or anyone really, has a breakdown while live on television, I, for one, have no idea how I'm supposed to react to that.