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By Sue Holt

ISBN: 9781847479204
Published: 2009
Pages: 99
Key Themes: poetry, insight, psychosis, mental health, humanity

Psychotic Interlude may come over as less polished than Sue Holts previous work but there is a rawness and honesty that shines through.
The combination of poetry and insights into Sues mindset at the time she was writing are very powerful. There is a real sense of the struggle, the search for identity and a sense of self.
Psychotic Interlude is not just about a persons struggle with their mental health status but a more profound statement about humanity.
– By Paul Andrews, fellow bipolar traveller, occasional writer and friend


Psychotic Interlude is a womans quest for answers.

Sue Holt has bipolar disorder and struggles with religious delusions. Her analytical mind tries to make sense of faith and her delusional beliefs.

Psychotic Interlude enables the reader to become intimately involved in Sue Holts life as her mind begins to unravel leaving her emotionally unable to deal with day to day life, leading to a subsequent admission to a psychiatric hospital.

Through poetry and personal memoirs Sue reveals her confusion and mounting doubts. However, her faith in God shimmers as a thread of gold throughout.

Psychotic Interlude follows on from Sues previous books Poems of Survival and Depression Ate My Soul and reflects her growth of character, strength and courage.

Many readers of Psychotic Interlude will question their own beliefs and experiences of complex and misunderstood issues.

About the Author

Sue is a talented poet, who has struggled with manic depression for 15 years. She writes from the heart with a raw honesty that many are not comfortable with. Sue writes to express her pain while in contrast she shares her intense hope. Many relate to her pain and in doing so are given the opportunity to connect with their own.

Sue lives in Lancashire in England, with her husband and son, she is greatly inspired by nature and when not writing can be found in the garden, walking, painting and sculpting. She believes in healing through self expression.


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