psychosis

My Psychosis Story is a candid and endearing account of the author’s journey with psychosis. It describes the lead-up to his first episode and his experiences of mental health services, whilst complementing the narrative with his sister’s and best friend’s account of events...

Defined in terms of its cardinal features of hallucinations and delusions, psychosis can be one of the most extreme human experiences. If its treatment in film and TV so often resorts to damaging stereotypes, the relatively new medium of video games arguably has less of a...

This was an exhilarating four days of intense intellectual stimulation; thought-provoking questioning and heartfelt storytelling from service users, carers, mental health activists and professionals. Whether you wanted to listen to a lecture or attend a more interactive...

This programme centres on numerous couples and dyads living with schizophrenia from various backgrounds and ethnicities, each discussing several clichés, such as a person with schizophrenia must be dangerous, weed-smoking and a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character. From the outset,...

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said ‘We are spiritual beings having a human experience’, and this quote has always resonated with me. It prompted me to visit the Hearing Voices...

‘Why did I go mad?’ was the arresting title of a Horizon documentary on the experiences that are sometimes diagnosed as ‘schizophrenia’ or ‘psychosis’ (BBC 2, 2nd May). We were invited into the complex, vivid and sometimes frightening inner worlds of three...

Blue/Orange premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, and won the Olivier Award for Best New Play. The play is a three hander, and the premise is simple. Christopher, a patient, is due to be discharged the next day from a psychiatric ward, but his doctor has reservations...

This programme followed two women admitted to Winchester Mother and Baby Unit with a diagnosis of Postpartum Psychosis (PP). Hannah, a nurse, was admitted on a section with her baby Esther 12 weeks after she was born. Hannah was experiencing suicidal thoughts and delusions...

This is a critical moment in mental health history: never have so many decision makers wanted things to change. That’s according to the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dr Geraldine Strathdee, speaking last week at the launch of ‘Understanding Psychosis and...