Sep 28, 2017
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Andy Behrman, veteran mental health speaker, writer, and advocate who is the author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania. Andy shares his views on how mental health advocacy has changed over the past fifteen years and the ways in which our views of stigma have evolved. He also shares the story of his interview with noted actor and bipolar advocate Stephen Fry, his ideas on how to help fund advocacy groups, and his experiences with electroconvulsive therapy and memory loss. And, yes, he tells us how he got the nickname of "Electroboy."
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
[1:48] How has mental health advocacy changed?
[3:15] Is mental illness less stigmatized now?
[9:10] Electroboy talks about ECT and memory loss.
[11:22] Andy Berhman's Stephen Fry experience.
[13:39] Andy shares his plans to help fund smaller advocacy groups.