David Harewood

David Harewood

By Fearne Cotton

Happy Place

Monday, 13 September

Psychosis is very rarely talked about, even within spaces dedicated to mental health. Actor David Harewood had an episode that saw him sectioned at 23 years old, and wonders that psychosis is still seen as the ‘scary’ mental health issue, a perception he’s now working hard to change.

We often hear about post-traumatic stress, but in this chat with Fearne, David discusses the concept of post traumatic growth, and what that’s looked like for him. Plus, he explores how this journey of discovery has changed his perception of his father, who also had psychosis. 

David’s book, Maybe I Don’t Belong Here, is out now.

CONTENT WARNING: as David recalls racist abuse, this episode contains offensive and distressing language.

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