Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Raj Persaud, has recently posted a very interesting interview on his Youtube channel.
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, self-harming, suicide attempts and living with the hideous trauma of rape, together with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, Victoria talks candidly to Dr. Persaud about her own life journey.
After an extended period of turmoil and instability, Victoria is now on the right medication and is doing well. A conscious effort on her part to engage with health services, particularly her Community Psychiatric Nurse and Psychiatrist, has been crucial; indeed, Victoria discusses the process of developing insight into her condition, and how structure and routine has been central to a successful recovery process.
This interview really is worth listening to: