Homeland's David Harewood reveals he was sat on by SIX police officers while battling psychosis

Homeland's David Harewood reveals he was sat on by SIX police officers while battling psychosis

David Harewood has revealed he was sat on by six police officers who he thought were 'devils' when he was taken to hospital in 1989. The Homeland star, 54, has often candidly spoken about his mental health and how he had to wait 30 years to find out about his psychosis. Speaking with Men’s Health UK, the actor said that was a lack of mental health for him as a black person when he was sectioned 30 years ago. David revealed he didn't have much help when he had a psychotic breakdown in his 20s and also discussed what happened when he was taken to hospital. He said: 'Nobody at any point sat me down and said, "This is what happened to you, this is why it happened to you, and this is your prognosis."Nobody said anything. No one told me what the drugs did.' After arriving at the Whittington Hospital in London things soon escalated and David said he was sat on for hours by police officers, who he thought were 'devils'. David explained: '[They] sat on me for hours. Doctors pumped me full of sedatives and, at one point, they asked, "Has he taken any drugs? Because we've given him enough sedatives to knock out a horse and he's not going down." I was f*****g terrified. 'The thoughts in my head were telling me that the demons had caught me, so I thought I was fighting for my life. 'Physically, what was happening to me was that ...
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