Creativity breeds mental illness breeds creativity breeds mental illness….

Engaging read. If you don’t read the whole thing, at least read the last two paragraphs.

For tl:dr folks – Creative people may or may not have mental illness.

Secrets of the Creative Brain by Nancy Adreasen

Some people see things others cannot, and they are right, and we call them creative geniuses. Some people see things others cannot, and they are wrong, and we call them mentally ill. And some people, like John Nash, are both.