Authors: Graeme Wilson, VIC
Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Personal Experiences, lived experience, ARAFMI
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Deals with the adult life of a civil engineer, diagnosed with manic-depression in 1968 at the age of 34 years. The paper covers the effect on his career, the breakdown of his marriage and hospitalization as an involuntary patient, which marked a very low point in his life, but by no means the end. Now, aged 69 years and still on medication, he has moved into calmer waters and is enjoying a full and happy life in new and unexpected ways.
‘Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor Iron bars a cage’
Richard Lovelace: ‘To Althea from Prison’