John McCarthy hails from Cork.
He wears many hats, being a mental health campaigner, poet, playwright, delegate to the UN, adviser to the Junior Minister for Mental Health, founder of Mad Pride Ireland, and the list goes on and on.
John is currently working on an amendment to the 2001 Mental Health Act to ban the use of forced electro convulsive therapy in Ireland.
This is John's first radio documentary for the Documentary on One.
For further information on Mad Pride Ireland, visit their website
Sadly, on January 10th 2011, John passed away at his home in Cork City. He was just 61yrs old.