David Harewood: Psychosis and Me
Films of Record
Editor: Charlie Hawryliw
Thursday 16th May 9pm BBC2
At 23 years old, actor David Harewood suffered a mental breakdown and was taken into hospital, where he was treated with anti-psychotic medication. Now, in this 60min documentary edited by Charlie Hawryliw, David retraces his steps and try’s to piece together what happened to him, much of which he doesn’t remember, as well as try to understand why it happened.
Alongside the exploration of his own story, he will also meet the people going through mental health crises today and the mental health professionals and emergency services on the frontline. He meets people who are living with psychosis and spends time with two inspirational young people from an Early Intervention drop in group in Solihull. The group is run by consultant psychiatrist, Dr Erin Turner to help offer support and encourage the members talk about their own psychosis, treatment and crucially, their ongoing recoveries.
David Harewood: Psychosis and Me will air on Thursday 16th May at 9pm, BBC2