ABC General Hospital star Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is not afraid to tackle some of the most serious topics out there, especially when other people are afraid to do so. The Port Charles actor recently opened up about sexual assault and the possible connection many offenders have with mental illness. Here’s what he has to say.
General Hospital News: Maurice Benard Is Taking On A Heavy Topic
Sharing a short clip from his YouTube series, State of Mind, the handsome actor captioned it with, “I recently watched two documentaries (Audrie and Daisy (Netflix); Crying Out (HBO)) and felt the overwhelming need to talk about them and sexual assault on State Of Mind (YouTube link in bio).”
Knowing that this kind of sensitive topic might not be for everyone, Maurice added, “I understand that this topic may be triggering for some, so please watch at your own discretion.”
Of course, it didn’t take very long for his fans and followers to comment on his clip. A lot of General Hospital fans applauded Maurice for talking about something that not a lot of actors of his caliber would talk so openly about. For Maurice, he knows that the best way to overcome challenges or difficulties is to speak up about it.
Many commented with, “Thoughtfully said. I totally agree with Maurice Benard about the mental illness and he has a lot of great points about what people do when they are not mentally stable. Thank you, Maurice Benard! Happy Sunday afternoon to Maurice! Love you Maurice” along with, “Maurice you are not just a soap actor. Ur a wonderful and brave person. Especially speaking out for so many people and all that U do. We love u.”
General Hospital News: Maurice Benard Garners Praise From His Fans For His Honesty About Mental Illness
Another fan wrote, “This has struck a nerve with me. I look forward to watching these kind of a safe place if that makes sense thank you for being so brutally honest. This is one of the reasons why you have always been my favorite, both on and off screen. Thank you for being you.”
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