I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 31: Maybe We Don’t Belong Here

Acclaimed British actor David Harewood is featured in the first of a two-part series on Black mental health and how racial biases and discrimination are revealed in the treatment of mental illness

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Born in Birmingham, England, CW Network's Supergirl actor/director David Harewood has seen his career flourish here in the United States. While living in the United Kingdom, the ‘Blood Diamond' actor had been physically restrained by a half dozen police officers, hospitalized, heavily sedated and transferred to a locked ward after suffering from a severe psychotic breakdown. But Harewood admits to I SEE U that had he lived in the States, struggling with his bipolar-like symptoms, he would likely end up dead. Join us as host Eddie Robinson begins the first of a two-part series addressing mental health on communities of color with critically acclaimed actor/author, David Harewood, who shares his remarkable story on what it means to be a Black man from Britain.

 

This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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