Writer and broadcaster Horatio Clare is on the pod this week to talk to Peggy about his latest book, Heavy Light: A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing. It is the story of Horatio’s own breakdown: a journey through mania, psychosis and treatment in a psychiatric hospital, and onwards to release, recovery and healing. On the podcast he discusses the writing of the book and how he approached translating his real experiences into book form.

Content note: This podcast discusses mental health and attitudes towards treatments. If you are affected by anything discussed on the podcast or want to know more we recommend seeking professional advice. These websites include good resources:

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/

Rethink: https://www.rethink.org/

And for lots of international links: https://checkpointorg.com/global/

Hosted by Simon Jones and Steph McKenna. Peggy Hughes asking the questions.

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