Filmmaker, Dean Puckett, interviewed Emma Goude, author of My Beautiful Psychosis as part of his research for a script he was writing. He wanted to know what it was like to experience psychosis for a character he was portraying. The result is this frank author interview.
What is it like to experience psychosis?
How do the psychotic episodes begin?
What does it feel like when you’re having a psychotic episode?
Give me an example of some weird behaviour that you do.
What is your take on psychosis and what it is?
What about delusions, what are they like?
What it is like being sectioned?
Did they have force you to take medication?
What was it like for your friends and family?
What do you think about the mental health system?
What it is like afterward the episodes?
Do you have any idea how we could improve the mental health system?