Though not a musician, the art of Neil Hilborn hasn’t prevented him from amassing a huge international following. A slam poet, Hilborn came to the forefront of the zeitgeist with his poem OCD , verses that deal with the trials and tribulations of dating and relationships when you suffer with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Covering a variety of issues, Hilborn’s primary focus in his work is that of mental health issues, and he continues to work to spread the discussion to the masses with an Australian tour next month. MORE: Who made it to the Hysteria Radio Top 20 list this week? Though the veil of stigma surrounding mental illness is slowly lifting, particularly within the arts, Hilborn, being at the frontline of the mental health discussion through his poetry, says that social stance on these issues could be going either direction at this point–more light is being shed, but we’re taking steps backwards at the same time. “I don’t want anybody to feel like I’m discounting their stories,” Hilborn begins, “But I’ve definitely noticed a few times, where people have almost seen mental illness as being this trendy thing, and so because some people think, ‘Oh you might just […]