May 10, 2005

Hollingworth 'still suffering'

The Australian

May 10, 2005
FORMER governor-general Peter Hollingworth has revealed he remains "on the edge" with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder after his controversial resignation from the post two years ago.

Dr Hollingworth also says he can understand why people commit suicide, although he has never contemplated it himself.

He remains on medication for depression, but is gradually reducing the dose.

"I am pretty close to the edge ... I know about the black dog (depression)," Dr Hollingworth has told The Bulletin magazine.

"I also know that you can't let it get on your back because it will bring you down."

The candid interview with the magazine, to be published tomorrow, is one of only a few times Dr Hollingworth has spoken publicly about his resignation on May 25, 2003.

He was forced to resign after he was accused of being involved in a cover-up of child sex abuse in the Anglican Church in Queensland during his 11 years as Archbishop of Brisbane.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2005 05:05 AM