An international award winning documentary filmmaker, I’m emerging from behind the camera to tell my own story.
Having had six psychiatric admissions, including one sectioning, I have first hand experience of living with a stigmatising diagnosis and undergoing treatment for psychosis.
I am now part of an international movement for change in mental health services, which is increasingly endorsed by mainstream therapists and healthcare professionals around the world.
The psychiatric profession rely heavily on medication to control people who are behaving ‘abnormally’. It is a coercive process in which antipsychotic drugs are over-prescribed and spiritual experiences pathologised as a symptom.
I have written my memoir, My Beautiful Psychosis, to change the perception of psychosis as a debilitating illness. I hope that sharing my story will inspire others, improve attitudes and ultimately contribute to a better system of care.