Griffith Review with Paul Barclay
Readings Hawthorn — Woiworung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Join the host of Radio National’s Big Ideas show, Paul Barclay as he interviews Griffith Review 72: States of Mind contributors, Kate Cole-Adams, Ruby Hillsmith and Patrick McGorry.
This will be a rich and intimate exploration of the many facets of mental health, mental wealth and mental illness through the prisms of practice and policy, medication, therapy and lived experience.
Patrick McGorry offers us a personal and political overview of the landscape of mental health from the point of view of a practitioner and an advocate, giving a different power to its voice and ideas, to what’s happening in mental health in Australia, and what we need most urgently to address. Emerging writer Ruby Hillsmith navigates the psychiatric space from the personal perspective of a patient. Ruby’s is a generous, clear – often funny – voice detailing her own regime of medication and treatment. Kate Cole-Adams’ reportage on the first psychedelic drug trials in Australia, and how they ran into COVID19, brings rigour and exquisite even-handedness to the complex and nuanced conversations required around this topic.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
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