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A Way Out of Madness

A Way Out of Madness

Dealing with Your Family After You've Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder

  • Author: Daniel Mackler and Matthew Morrissey
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781449083502
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 176
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Family conflict can wreak havoc on people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. A Way Out of Madness offers guidance in resolving family conflict and taking control of your life. The book also includes personal accounts of family healing by people who were themselves psychiatrically diagnosed. Contributors include: Patch Adams, M.D., inspiration for Robin Williams film Joanne Greenberg, author, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden David Oaks, director, MindFreedom International Will Hall, co-founder, Freedom Center

A Journey Out of Madness

A Journey Out of Madness

  • Author: Alistair McIntyre
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • ISBN: 1849910693
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DescriptionAlistair McIntyre has written a beautifully simple moving account of the different elements that aided his recovery from schizophrenia. He starts of with a description of his illness, moves on to his medication, the roles he holds as a volunteer, student, as well as pursuing his hobby of sea angling. This book is one of real hope and a must read for all who have had there life touched by mental ill health.About the AuthorAlistair McIntyre was born in September 1964. Throughout his school education he attended 6 different schools and left at the age of fifteen in 1980. Most of his working life he was employed as a painter and decorator. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1994 and had three hospital admissions because of this mental illness. He has been married twice and lives with his wife Tracey. He has a daughter Rachel from his first marriage and a granddaughter Bethany. He is now in recovery and hoping to go back to work in mental health as a peer support worker.

A Divine Dance of Madness

A Divine Dance of Madness

  • Author: Mairi Colme
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • ISBN: 1905610548
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  • Page: 302
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DescriptionThis is a strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as 'insane' and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colme's writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should have been protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.About the AuthorMairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well-being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and 'certified insane'. It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.

The Comforts of Madness

The Comforts of Madness

  • Author: Paul Sayer
  • Publisher: Paul Sayer
  • ISBN: 0094684804
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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THE COMFORTS OF MADNESS is the unspoken monologue of Peter, a 33-year-old catatonic psychiatric patient, who is selected for an intense and controversial process of rehabilitation. Published in 1988, the book won that year's Constable Trophy, the Whitbread First Novel award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year award. It has been translated into ten languages.

A Way Out of No Way

A Way Out of No Way

The Economic Prerequisites of the Beloved Community

  • Author: Michael Greene
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 163087129X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 116
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In December 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor classified 12.2 million persons as officially unemployed. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Almost 8 million folks were working part time involuntarily and another 6.8 million had simply stopped looking for work. Neither of these latter two groups--almost 27 million people--is included in the official count of the unemployed released on the first Friday of every month. Statistics like these almost make you want to throw your hands up and scream, There's no way out! But in A Way Out of No Way: The Economic Prerequisites of the Beloved Community, Michael Greene argues that's the last thing we ought to do. Rather than sink into a deep hole of hopelessness, the author contends that we should return to the economic thought of Martin Luther King Jr. and to the conception of full employment that constitutes the economic bedrock of his Beloved Community. Greene contends that the full employment/right-to-work agenda that King fought and died for is exactly what's needed to put an end to the twin problems of involuntary joblessness and poverty. What's more, and contrary to popular opinion, Greene argues that realizing King's full employment/right-to-work agenda is fiscally feasible and can even be done without appreciably adding to the nation's debt. More generally, the author contends that a King-like response to joblessness and poverty is a route that leads to a way out of no way.

The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Craig Stone
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This Side of Madness

This Side of Madness

  • Author: Christopher D. Hartpence
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 147974591X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
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He has no name. He could be quite near as you read these words. Maybe the guy two aisles over at the bookshop where you picked this title up. Maybe you saw him and didn't give him a second look. If you had, you would have seen it. That certain something in his eyes. A glint of something unfamiliar. A gleam. An uncontrolled tremor of unease as you feel his relentless energy brush past you. Have you ever wondered at the inner workings of an insane mind? Ever considered what electroshock "therapy" might feel like to an unwilling participant? Flip this book over and turn the page. Walk with me inside the chambers of a disturbed mind, and do keep the lights on... Christopher Hartpence lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his girl, Cindy, and their menagerie of pets (four cats, two dogs), where he's hard at work on his next novel, and/or designing video games. Look him up on the web and drop him a line! (candlebre.net or creativisms.org)

A Tribute to Madness and Smiles

A Tribute to Madness and Smiles

A Memoir of Bipolar II Disorder and Bulimia

  • Author: Amanda Szumowski
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 9781452051604
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 112
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A Tribute to Madness and Smiles is an honest, open, and true account into the wild world of both Bipolar and Bulimia. With it's heartfelt language and sincere honesty, the memoir will engulf any reader-mental health patient or not.

Out of the Madness

Out of the Madness

From the Projects to a Life of Hope

  • Author: Jerrold Ladd
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0446564958
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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A raw and hopeful autobiography of a young African-American who used self-education and sheer force of will to overcome the battery of drugs, violence, and abject povery of his early life in the Dallas projects.

In the Wake of Madness

In the Wake of Madness

The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

  • Author: Joan Druett
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1565127560
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 304
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The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine-man crew on board. Now, an award-winning maritime historian dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship—and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas. “When the American whaleship Sharon arrived at Sydney in December 1842, the world first heard of the shocking murder of the captain by several Pacific island natives serving on the crew. Chalking it up to the savage nature of the islanders, no one bothered to investigate. Druett, a widely published maritime historian, retells the familiar story of how the mutineers were overcome but delves deeper into the details of the infamous expedition . . . Druett’s account of the incident will appeal to those looking for a good drama, but also to those analytically minded skeptics inclined to ask questions and dig below the surface.” —Booklist “Shocking and very satisfying.” —Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter