A new publication written by artist Beth Hopkins, and coordinated by the Bethlem Gallery as part of the Mental Health and Justice Project, is now available to buy or download. The book is a collection of accounts of discussions between people with experience of bipolar (accompanied by works drawing out the discussions in visual form). It addresses issues raised by advance decision-making, and forms part of research led by the artist which interrogates themes of agency, control and care, and ultimately, our human rights. She asks the questions ‘Should the right to make our own decisions ever be taken away?’ and ‘What decisions would you make for your future self?’
For more details, see the Bethlem Gallery’s blogpost here.