Kieran Staunton is a psychiatry survivor from Galway, Ireland. He entered the mental health system in the 1980’s and spent the greater part of 30 years on various psycho drugs for treatment for depression. He withdrew from drugs in 2014 and spent the next nine years in a dystopian withdrawl hell. He hopes to turn his experience into a novel – a sort of Trainspotting for prescription psycho- drugs! He has a degree in English, Sociology and Politics from the University of Galway. He is also mad and angry as hell about the mental health system in Ireland, and indeed globally. He believes that we should take affirmative action on this issue, without remorse. To borrow a phrase “be radical or redundant”.