Looking Behind The Label
About This Show
Hosted by Rai Waddingham, someone who has personal experience of madness and distress, Looking Behind The Label explores what it means to be a human in a world that can make you feel crazy. This is not a show about mental illness or mental health, per se. It's a show about the many different stories we can tell about our lives that go beyond these labels. In each episode, Rai talks with someone with personal or professional experience of madness ... searching for a deeper understanding than those offered by diagnoses like schizophrenia, OCD, psychosis, PTSD, anxiety or depression. For more info, see: www.behindthelabel.co.uk.
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#1 Finding My Voice
Hosted by Rai Waddingham, someone who has personal experience of madness and distress, Looking Behind The Label explores what it means to be a human in a world that can make you feel crazy. In this episode, Rai shares her own journey through madness to connection, including some of the songs she has used to express herself. Episode contents: Introduction Part One: The early days - how I felt 'different' as a child, surviving childhood abuse, becoming overwhelmed, hearing voices, seeing visions and keeping secrets. Song: Spiders Part Two: Finding a way through madness - the impact of diagnosis and hospitalisation on my sense of self, attending a hearing voices group and finding people to talk with. The power of peer support and self help. Becoming a person again, finding tentative connections. Song: Don't Break the Spell Part Three: Becoming Rai - beginning to realise I had something to offer the world, training others, coming off medication and rethinking the concept of psychosis, schizophrenia and mental illness. Finding love. Song: Feels Like Home Final words: My take home message. It's OK to not be OK. We're all human, after all. For more information on Rai, see: www.behindthelabel.co.uk