Cathy is an Emergency Physician living and working in the Southwest of England. As a survivor with lived experience, she has written and spoken extensively around the subject of stigma. However, her writing now reflects the change in her opinion, away from the bio-medical model of psychiatry, since she discovered the myths which saddled her with a DSM diagnosis and the consequent horrors of the treatment she underwent. Cathy continues in her quest to give hope to fellow sufferers to heal from emotional crises. She remains dedicated in her resolve, that everyone is entitled to receive compassionate care, tailored to their individual needs, if they require assistance from healthcare professionals.