Psychiatric Distress

For many years I spend time on the streets of Chicago, trying to understand what happens to women whose capacity to judge what is real is partially impaired. The work already published explains why many of these women refuse psychiatric care. We are slowly beginning to understand how their spiritual orientation interacts with their psychiatric illness.

The slideshow presents portraits of women I met, with snapshots of the neighborhood and art created by people with psychosis to illustrate the experience of psychosis.