Broken Open

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Authors: ABC TV - Compass

Year: 2006

Event: 2006 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: NSW

Award level: Winner

Award category: Broadcast

Abstract: High profile sports journalist Craig Hamilton was about to catch a train for the assignment of a lifetime, the Sydney Olympic Games. But on the platform he had a violent psychotic episode and by day’s end was in the high security wing of a psychiatric hospital. When he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or manic depression, Craig had to re-evaluate his life. A country boy who began his working life as a coalminer, Craig began a profound transformation. The experience has given him new insights into his own life and spirituality, as well as a deep appreciation of those who rallied to help a once proudly self-reliant man. Broken Open is a first hand account of a rarely discussed mental health issue. It’s a story told with courage and breathtaking honesty by a very engaging bloke. Description of Facility/Organisation:

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