Kevine Walcott was a successful businesswoman living a peaceful, prosperous life in the United Kingdom. In 2009, she opened a YouTube account and joined the social media world. She didn’t realize that this innocent decision would unravel her happy life.
In her new memoir, Institutionalised, Walcott calls attention to the very real dangers that emerge when governments have too much power and suspect agendas.
We met up with Kevine to chat about her book…
The book is about online abuse and harassment, intrusive government surveillance, and the use of mental health services in diagnosing such abuse as mental illness. In the book I discuss a separation of State from religion and a separation of mental health services from the police and intelligence services where mental health legislation are open to abuse. The book document my misery of becoming caught up in the mental health service after suffering cyber attacks and my conviction I should not be there. It is a misery memoir really.
Is it part of a series? Are you planning any more?
No. This book was written as a stand-alone book.
What inspired you to write the book?
My personal experience. I wanted to expose what goes on online and within mental health services and how others may learn from my misery.
Who do you think will enjoy reading the book?
Anyone who uses the internet, mental health services, proponents of intrusive government surveillance, practitioners of mental health, and the general public.
When did you start writing books and why?
Over a year ago for the reasons stated above.
Which authors, dead or alive, inspire your writing?
When is your book available to purchase and from where?