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David Harewood

Psychosis.

Questions to ask David.

Can I lead a normal life with psychosis?

How long have you suffered with Psychosis?

Did you get better on your own?

Can I recover on my own without help?

Does your psychosis affect other people in your life?

What does it feel like to have Psychosis?

What is psychosis?

What caused your psychosis?

How long have you suffered with Psychosis?

How do you cope with Psychosis?

Can I recover on my own without help?

What would you say to someone who thinks they have Psychosis?

Tell me about how you are now and if there's hope for me?

What are your top tips for dealing with Psychosis?

How do you explain psychosis to other people?

What's the best thing you can say to someone with Psychosis?

What advice would you give to some one who's looking after someone with psychosis?

When you have a bad day, what does it feel like?

What is the one thing you should never say to someone with Psychosis?

As a parent, how can I spot the signs and help if my child is going through psychosis?

You are important.

David Harewood is an actor, director, author and activist.

David Harewood was born in Birmingham, England. His parents are originally from Barbados and they moved to England in the 50s and 60s. He grew up in Small Heath. He trained as an actor at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is best known for his roles in Homeland and Supergirl. His critically acclaimed BBC documentary Psychosis and Me received a BAFTA nomination for best documentary.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed David a ‘Member of The Most Excellent Order’ of the British Empire for his services to acting in 2012, giving him the title David Harewood MBE. David is married, has two daughters and is an avid Birmingham City FC fan. He has just published his first book Maybe I Don’t Belong Here.

Psychosis.

Psychosis is a mental illness that causes someone to lose touch with reality. It affects the way their brain processes information, usually resulting in delusions and/or hallucinations.

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