'People think of straitjackets': the podcast unveiling reality in a psychiatric hospital A nurse wants to shift outdated perceptions of mental health by giving patients a voice
“We’re all seen as people catching flies in their mouth and talking to Jesus while wearing tin helmets,” says Chris Dowling*, who is being treated for mental health problems that include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Mental health needn’t be that debilitating, but even my own family … it’s almost as if they think it’s contagious. They steer clear of me,” he adds. “We have to shift the outdated Victorian connotations of what mental health is.” The Guardian