Sometimes, people with experience of mental illness get a bad rap.
Media stories often talk about them, not with them. The media, especially in stories about the mental health system, can portray them as unpredictable and off-the-wall, or even worse, as violent and dangerous perpetrators.
#RadNotBad shares real stories from real New Zealanders who have lived through mental illness and navigated the mental health system. Their stories show that these negative stereotypes and myths aren’t true, and that the mental health system isn’t that scary.
Read their stories below (freshly released each week) to find out why people with mental illness are rad, not bad.