Ship of Fools

It’s not the patients you should be worried about. It’s the staff you should watch out for.”

Ship of Fools contains twenty short stories on psychiatry, one for every year Rod Madocks worked as a mental health professional. These are vivid authentic accounts of life and death, of betrayal and redemption. By turns, hallucinatory, funny and plangent, these tales offer a rare glimpse into a secretive domain. Be careful of what you find there….

“They had drawn low cards in the lottery of life to get mental illness in the first place. And they had us to deal with on top of that.”