This narrative was written for a book on survivors of psychiatry.

I relate my time both within psychiatric care in China and the UK and then the subsequent journey of recovery over a ten year period.

Its a brief essay which gives more of an overview of the journey and the emotion rather than too much of the detail of the experiences themselves which I will relate at a later date.

Hopefully it will be inspiring to experiencers and parents, possibly even clinicians that what seems like an impossible situation can be resolved and life can be good again!