Stephen said: "I just suddenly saw myself as in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing. "I wanted to get away from everything I knew and really the first thing I wanted to do was take my life." Steven was stunned by Stephen's raw admission mid-way through their interview.Stephen went into further detail about the difficult time in his life and how he managed to overcome his struggles. He later explored how manic depression can "shroud a mind" for a BBC series in 2006 called The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. Stephen said he started walking each morning in London and listening to or reading audiobooks to cope. "It's really been a slow process of allowing myself to be who I am and not to fight for my place at the table," the writer explained. "I am who I am and I don't have to say yes to everything I am asked to do."Back in 2016, Stephen credited his husband, Elliot Spencer, with saving his life after falling madly in love and tying the knot the year before.The national treasure gushed over his husband, who he credited for helping him get to "a great place”."My husband has saved my life," Stephen told The Sun. "I think just the happiness and security and calm of being with him. I am in a great place right now." He added: "Rates of suicide and self-harm are terrifying through Britain.