Abigail Hood and Caitlin Fielding in Radio 1 Stories
Abigail Hood and Caitlin Fielding can be heard in Radio 1 Stories: Living with Psychosis:
Three people tell their stories of living with mental health conditions and coping with delusions that vary from the surreal and peculiar, to the sinister and terrifying.
Blogger Sophie Eliza began hearing voices at the start of her psychosis and gradually became convinced that a threatening group of people were out to get her. Katy’s experience of psychosis started whilst being bullied in college and it was after eventually being sectioned that her most frightening delusions began. Unlike Katy and Sophie, Ed experienced a single episode of psychosis, centred on the delusional belief that he was a sinner.
Understanding the true reality of mental illness and dysmorphic delusions is something that is very hard to comprehend if you haven’t experienced these conditions first hand. Through their moving and personal accounts, and through dramatic reconstruction and visual effects, Sophie, Katy and Ed share their experiences in this intimate, poignant and at times challenging documentary.