Harmful care might be an oxymoron but that’s how 18-year-old Oceane Campbell experienced the mental health system.

She felt blamed and shamed for attempting suicide and had to re-tell her story multiple times.

Twenty years on she and her once alienated mother reflect on inter-generational trauma, rape and suicide in their memoir, The Silence Between Us.

Recorded online by Gleebooks September 14, 2021.


Oceane Campbell – midwife and former mental health patient

Cecile Barral – psychotherapist and mother of Oceane

Professor Pat McGorry, Orygen Youth Health, Director


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