I’ve recently watched this fascinating documentary called ‘Take These Broken Wings’ based on the experience of two women diagnosed early in life with Schizophrenia. Why is it fascinating? Well, firstly, those women went on to make a full recovery thanks to intensive and long-term psychotherapy with skilled therapists; they explore this in great detail. Secondly, … More Severe Mental Illness: Perspectives on Recovery
The unfolding horror and uncovering of the facts relating to the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps yesterday is deeply disturbing. The first officer of that flight, named today as Andreas Lubitz, has been under intense scrutiny following analysis of the cockpit voice recorder; the stark reality is that Lubitz appears to have deliberately … More Media Perception of Mental Illness: Lessons Not Learned?