In this episode of Talking It Over, hosts Nicole Bell and Iain Mitchell are joined by Frances Simpson, Chief Executive of Support in Mind Scotland, to discuss Crazy, the Feature Documentary winner at SMHAF 2018.

After eight years in the mental health system, Eric takes the decision to exercise control over his treatment for schizophrenia. What follows is an intense struggle with the law, his doctors and his family, as he strives to find his own path to wellbeing.

The podcast explores the vital issues the film raises around human rights and stigma, how Eric’s experiences compare with those of people living with schizophrenia in Scotland, and the work that is being done here to support people with long-term mental illnesses.

Support in Mind Scotland seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters. To find out more, visit their website.

Nicole Bell is the Capacity Building Officer for Support in Mind Scotland. Splitting her time between Fife and Edinburgh, she is frequently spotted catching up with friends while exploring the gastronomic delights at either end of the Forth Road Bridge. Find her on Twitter at @nicolebellcurve.

Iain Mitchell is Community Partnership Fundraising Officer for the mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland. A lover of cinema, Popmaster on Radio 2, animal odd-couples, Iron Maiden and checked shirts. Find him on Twitter @toast2toast9.

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