‘DEPRESSO: Or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers’ is a comedy about the terrifying experience of madness and one man’s attempt to steer a sane course through the UK’s mental health system.
Published by Knockabout Comics, the book is available in all good book and comics shops, and on Amazon.
Knockabout Comics ISBN 978 0 86166 170 1 2010
Nominated for MIND Book Award 2011
The world is plagued by madness. With leaders bent on insane policies and too many citizens locked in crippling depression, normality seems elusive and questionable. Part travelogue, part indictment of mad medicine, Depresso is Tom Freeman’s hilarious journey through the vagaries of the system to emerged scathed but content with being ‘bonkers’. The story unfolds over several years, in China and the UK, during which anti-depressants reduce Tom to a zombie and alternative therapies drive him to comic re-examinations of his life, his work and relationships.
5.58 minute scan through pages of the book with Pink Floyd
5:34 mins on the background to writing ‘Depresso’
9:17 mins on the making of ‘Depresso’ – the nerdy bit.