Op-Ed Bio

Catherine Clarke is a former nurse (SRN), midwife (SCM) and chiropodist (MSSCH MBChA.) Following her son’s violent propulsion into the mental health system, she has spoken at conferences and given her carer’s perspective to diploma mental health nursing students. In 2007, when she was a carer member for the UK’s Department of Health New Ways Working for Pharmacists, she initiated the issue of drug metabolism; experts from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence archived the information. Her son has not been successful in withdrawing from neuroleptic drugs and his life is in ruins.