60: Trapped By the System with Allister Frost
Allister Frost has worked in IT all of his life and started his first business at 17 years old.
He is currently working with a few start-ups and mentoring their founders.
He has worked for many corporates both as a contractor and employee, most recently at Microsoft.
He is proud to have worked with a talented team designing m-pesa, which is a successful micro finance platform used by millions (mainly in Africa) and considers this to be one of his greatest contributions so far
On the show we discuss being misdiagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia and was detained in a mental health facility and the impact that had on him.
It was something I knew little about, but he says cases of misdiagnosis are common. Often leading to life changing conditions such as PTSD for those trapped, forcibly drugged, threatened, assaulted by those responsible for their care and their inactions, often due to the many complex pressures of the job imposed by those at the highest levels
Some key points from our interview:
· How he realises that he had a choice in how he reacted to what happened to him and chose to stay positive
· How he was arrested under the mental health act by the Police who considered he was a risk to himself due to misinformation
· How the more he spoke up about being misdiagnosed they thought that his paranoia feelings were actually part of his condition, and he was delusional
· How he’s passionate about sharing his story to help others despite being warned not to do so
Connect with Allister on LinkedIn www.qbain.com
And you can read more about the campaigns about misdiagnosis here
"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.
She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.
You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken, from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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