Sue was a qualified paediatrician until 2005, when at the age of 38 her life was destroyed by negligent psychiatric care. She had existed in a coercive abusive marriage for 18 years before becoming emotionally overwhelmed. The psychiatric care system in Worcester labelled her as a drug resistant depressive and by June 2005 they had rendered her brain damaged by 21 electroconvulsive shocks.
In 2007, with the support and understanding of a neuropsychologist she escaped her psychiatric nightmare and marriage. Sue’s healing pathway has led her to campaigning for neurorehabilitation for ECT victims and calling for an independent review into the dangerous practices and invalid consent that is rife in ECT units throughout the UK.