What happens when your mind unravels? In Heavy Light, through a narrative full of beauty and power, Horatio Clare charts his experience of psychosis and treatment, from hypomania in the Alps to a complete breakdown locked in a psychiatric hospital. In Mending the Mind, drawing upon everything from cutting-edge medical research to insights that have been shared by artists and writers through the ages, Oliver Kamm explores clinical depression through the lens of his own experience of mental ill health. They share their profoundly moving stories of breakdown and the path back towards healing, weaving personal accounts with an examination of the many factors that shape how we perceive, understand and ultimately treat mental illness. Chaired by Julia Wheeler.

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Mending the Mind Heavy Light


The Inkpot

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