Richard Coles: Mental health hospital 'saved my life' Pop star-turned-vicar the Reverend Richard Coles has credited a mental health hospital for saving his life when he was 17.
The former Communards keyboard player said he was an inpatient at St Andrew's Healthcare in Northampton when he had an episode of clinical depression.
Mr Coles said he was coming to terms with his sexuality and "as a gay man in Kettering in 1978" at the time.
The care he received "literally saved my life", he said. BBC Northampton