The punk counsellor using his DIY ethic to promote mental health and wellbeing

Stability through punk Peer counsellor and punk Craig Lewis suffered three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system. Today, he offers young punks struggling with mental health challenges an alternative path to recovery.” 

“I’m in a position now where I can build and build while creating a life for myself and helping others,”

Craig Lewis on Huckmag, Thursday 14th July, 2016, Text by Alex King

Peer counsellor and punk Craig Lewis suffered three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system. Today, he offers young punks struggling with mental health challenges an alternative path to recovery.

“I didn’t know who I was because I was drugged my whole life,” explains 43-year-old Boston punk rocker Craig Lewis. “Everyone who’s ever known me from age 14 until last year knew somebody who was on 40 different medications.”

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