Gluttons for punishment? Talking work and psychosis at Mind

Gabrielle Lis

Ever wondered what it might be like to work with a mental illness, let alone return to work after a psychotic episode? We spoke to a group of people who've done it - and some of what they told us might surprise you.

You get sick the same time that you hit puberty. You’re 13 years old. You’ve never even thought about whether or not you want a “normal” life. The illness you have is chronic and difficult to manage. You’re told that it’s not the kind of sickness that goes away. You’ll always have it. Doctors prescribe so much medication that you rattle when you walk. The pills help with your symptoms, s...

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Published 23 April, 2009 | Updated 20 October, 2015