Mania and music: a video interview with Alec Morrison
19 May 2012
[Mania...] you lose all control, you lose all logic, and it’s real dangerous ~ Alec Morrison [Tweet this quote!]
A natural born storyteller, Alec Morrison talks about his manias leading up to his various hospitalizations. Interwoven in his tales is how his song-writing and music helped him along the way.
His last hospitalization was in 2005 and he has recently recorded an acoustic album in that, very same, psychiatric ward.
Alec performs a song from this album in the interview (I get a tinsy-winsy excited so watch out!)
You can learn more about Alec at http://morrisonalec.ca.
What are your thoughts?
What has been your experience with music and your mental health? Do you find music is a release or an agitator? What type of music do you listen to in order to ease your symptoms? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Also, do you have any questions for Alec? Please post your questions in the comments and Alec will do his best to respond.