Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives

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In this groundbreaking collection, well-known and cutting-edge authors bring to light life with mental illness. These evocative essays, by writers who either suffer from or have close family members diagnosed with mental illness or a developmental disorder, aim to break down the stigma that surrounds one of the most devastating of human tribulations. The writers recount their experiences with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder. What does it feel like to be psychotic? What sorts of thoughts go through your mind while you are killing yourself? How does a mother go on after her schizophrenic son throws himself into an unfinished construction site? The anthology drills to the core of compassion and disappointmenta€”transcending hope and sometimes finding beauty in insanity. With a foreword by physician and bestselling author Gabor MatAc, MD, Hidden Lives gives readers a place to turn and communicates not despair but courage.His essay a€œElma€ received an honourable mention in Prairie Fire magazinea#39;s 2007 creative non-fiction contest. ... She also has a volume of essays and memoirs called Catalysts: confrontations with the muse (Wolsak aamp; Wynn, 2012). Her essaysanbsp;...

Title:Hidden Lives
Author: Lenore Rowntree, Andrew Boden
Publisher:Brindle and Glass - 2012-09-04

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