A History of Delusions


In this episode, Brian and Glenn from Rethink Mental Illness, speak to Victoria Shepherd, the producer and author of the book and podcast ‘The History of Delusions’. Though psychosis is often considered to be something that is ‘out of the ordinary’, Victoria argues that delusions are actually rooted in real-life anxieties and fears; a way of coping with the paradoxes and complexities of the human experience. Glenn reflects on his own experience of schizophrenia, sharing his thoughts on stigma, psychosis treatment and the important practice of empathy and compassion.