A mental disorder is an inner struggle, often invisible to the outside world, and sometimes difficult to understand. Since almost a third of the Dutch population indicates that they have psychological problems, almost everyone has to deal with it. However, speaking openly about mental illness is not self-evident. The theme is still taboo and is perceived as complex. Even though just a small conversation can be so fruitful. In the series of videos ‘Mijn handleiding’ I want to make it visable what it means to have a mental disorder and create understanding by showing the person behind the disorder.
“I can't control the fear. But I do try to keep talking about it, and that is my silver lining”