“There’s nothing more powerful than hearing about mental illness experiences from those who have lived it”
As someone who has been in hospital a few times (interesting times – which I will be speaking about in my book), I believe I am qualified to speak about my experiences. I do hope in the future that I will have plenty of opportunities to speak publicly about my experience. I choose to see things in a positive light and my journey has definitely provided me with insights that I otherwise would not have access to.
One thing that I am not particularly fond of, is referring to the experience as an illness. I believe it is far from this… an illness to me, implies there is something innately wrong or disordered about the experience, and it doesn’t always need to be that way.