Author: emmagoude

International award winning documentary filmmaker and writer. Author of 'My Beautiful Psychosis' a memoir making sense of madness. Working towards a revolution in our mental health services.

Why You Don’t Have A Brain Chemical Imbalance

Robert Whitaker is a medical journalist who used to write articles about the brain chemical imbalance theory, believing it to be true. When the World Health Organisation claimed that living in a developed country was a strong predictor of a poor outcome for those diagnosed with schizophrenia he wanted to know why. Why, if you’re diagnosed with schizophrenia, are you… Read more →

Inspirational Mental Health Talks Series #4 Catherine G Lucas – Healing Schizophrenia

When she was 20 years old, Catherine G Lucas ended up in a psychiatric hospital. She had the wisdom to work with a therapist and found that within her experiences lay an opportunity for healing. Gradually, with the help of her therapist, she learned how to take better care of herself. Catherine went on to found the Spiritual Crisis Network,… Read more →

Inspirational Mental Health Talks Series #2 Eleanor Longden – Hearing Voices

Dr.Eleanor Longden started hearing voices when she was a student. At first they were harmless and narrated whatever she did. But they became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, and made her life a nightmare. She was hospitalised, drugged and labelled schizophrenic. Eleanor went on to earn a master’s in psychology and demonstrate that the voices in her head were “a sane… Read more →

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