Ad Gridley

Hi, I’m Ad. I suffered from cannabis-associated psychosis after a wild gap year in Canada. Once I returned to the UK, I was low on ambition and struggled to leave the house. After some suicide attempts, I was in and out of hospitals for the following ten years.

Since 2010, I’ve written The Geographer – The Descent Into Madness, a book about my ordeal. I’ve also created and continue to curate two podcasts: “Ad Gridley’s Poetry Café” and” Ad Gridley’s Movie Sushi”.

I also lecture across the country at schools and universities to help healthcare students grow into efficient, empathetic healthcare workers.