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I shouted, “I am God…obey my commands”, then I was sectioned.

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In May 2015 I was admitted to a psychiatric unit after having multiple psychotic episodes which included me hallucinating and become delusional. This culminated in me forcefully dragging my sister outside of the house into the streets and shouting that ‘I am God’ and she should ‘obey my commands’– I was clearly in a state of mania at this point. The police and ambulance were called and several hours later, I was admitted into a hospital under the Mental Health Act and the diagnosis of Psychosis was officially made. 

These are the words and experience of Emmanuel Owusu, who joined Craig Wakeling alongside our regular contributor and Leader of IGC, Paul Anderson-Walsh, as he talks about the Church’s response to Mental Health. As we look ahead to Mental Health Awareness Week, hear Emmanuel’s dramatic story and how he has turned this experience around.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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