You know, I could write a story about a guy who gets falsely accused and it goes down in his med notes unbeknownst to him, and he spends 8 years fighting an authority he doesn’t understand as it comes down hard on him. He gets subjected to psych drugs with the side effect of causing hallucinations and weight gain and he almost suffers kidney failure from an overdose of Olanzipine. Eventually, he gets his med notes and he finds out and he discovers it was all based upon a “joke” by the professors of the Faculty, who wanted to destroy his career as an academic and to suppress his work and release it by other means. A joke they can easily deny with the foreknowledge of the psychiatric system and the knowledge that Legal Aid for lawsuits in mental health are not forthcoming. Yes, I could make a movie about reading Long Road to Freedom in a South African Mental Institution in Port Elizabeth, to the fellow institutionalised…about finally getting my PhD papers published nine years after deregistering from Bath University….
Copyright 2016 Bruce E Saunders