Hosted by Rai Waddingham, someone who has personal experience of madness and distress, ‘Looking Behind The Label’ explores what it means to be a human in a world that can make you feel crazy. This is not a show about mental illness, it’s a show about the many different stories we can tell about our lives that go beyond these labels. In each episode, Rai talks with someone with personal or professional experience of madness … searching for a deeper understanding than those offered by diagnoses like schizophrenia, OCD, psychosis or depression.
Episode 1: Finding My Voice
In this episode, I share my own journey through madness to connection, including some of the songs I have used to express myself. It comes in three parts: The Early Days (with the song ‘Spiders’), Finding a Way Through Madness (with the song ‘Don’t Break the Spell’) and Becoming Rai (with the song ‘Feels like Home’). If you listen closely, you’ll even hear one of my cats chip in.