Psychosis & Sanity with Alex

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What’s it like to lose contact with reality? In Episode 6 of Bensplaining, artist and activist Alex Childs shares the moving story of her experience of psychosis.

Alex has studied psychology and cared for a friend experiencing schizophrenia, so brings a multidimensional insight to questions of mental health.

We discuss:

• The process of healing
• Effects of stigma and self-stigma
• The relationship between environment and psychology
• How cultural understandings of sanity differ
• Advantages and disadvantages of the medicalisation of well-being.
• Tips on supporting people struggling with delusions

If you’d like to have a better understanding on how to assist people experiencing a mental health crisis, why not do a Mental Health First Aid course?

If you’d like to speak to someone about anything in this podcast, please don’t hesitate to contact SANE Australia or Lifeline.

Thanks for listening, and thanks again to Alex for sharing her experience.

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