30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Book Launch: ‘The Myth-Busting Guide to Psychosis’

Free entry

Book launch for The Myth-Busting Guide to Psychosis by local writer Kai Conibear. A chance to celebrate the launch of Kai’s new book, including a Q&A and readings from the book.

Free entry. Doors at 7:30pm, event starts 8pm

About The Myth-Busting Guide to Psychosis

Psycho, psychotic, psychosis. The words get thrown around by everyone from newsreaders to the guy in the pub talking about his ex, and feed into a fog of stigma and misinformation that can make it feel impossible to talk about living with hallucinations and delusions.

In reality, psychosis affects 6% of the UK population at some point in their lives. It can be caused by a huge range of factors, from sleep deprivation and certain medications to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This guide digs into what psychosis really means, what it feels like, and how to handle its effects along with tackling stigma and other people's misconceptions.

Informed by interviews and the author's own lived experience, this book explores the realities of living with psychosis. Whether you experience psychosis or support someone who does, this book will help you to understand the symptom and tackle its challenges.

About Kai Conibear

Kai Conibear was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2012 and has been blogging about his experiences ever since. His blog has an international readership and he was shortlisted in the Digital Champion category at the Mind Media Awards in 2018. Kai is a freelance writer, focusing on mental health, and is based in Reading, UK. He can be found on Instagram as @kconibearwriter, TikTok as @kconibearwriter, and on Twitter/X as KConibear.


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