Personal Accounts

Feeling the impact of mental illness: the emotional journey

Describes a framework for understanding the common emotional experience of families of people with mental illness and people with mental illness themselves as they come to terms with the impact of mental illness on their lives.

An account of hallucinations and delusions

Describes a personal account of the experience of hallucination and delusions.

Be loyal to wellness

Written by a Sandy Jeffs this is a personal reflection of what is helpful to her when she is in a psychotic state - what do I expect my carers to do when I am unreaching and unreachable?

That's what it's like to be a carer

A personal account of being the father of a son with schizophrenia who speaks about the trauma and anguish associated with the experience and the development over time of acceptance, strength and hope.