Augustus was a fairly normal bloke living in England for forty odd years. Then he fell in love and he became whole. He was happy, so happy.
But Venus is a cruel mistress – she took his love away – his heart was broken, he was broken, cracked. He tried running away, but it didn’t help. He found himself in mental hospital.
That was back in 2008. Since then he has recovered and relapsed a couple of times and is now diagnosed as having schizoaffective disorder.
He gave up his job as a computer programmer and is now self-employed as a performer, poet and mental health worker.
Sometimes if you looked at him you wouldn’t know that he has a severe mental illness, and sometimes you would possibly think that he should be in hospital.
Here is his blog about living life with a crazy brain and about his life’s work trying to make people happy, including Augustus.