|Book: Surrounded By Madness - A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets by Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.
"What was the likelihood my adopted daughter would have my father's hazel eyes and my mother's mental illness?" In this fiercely candid memoir, Dr. Pruchno, a scientist widely acclaimed for her research on mental illness and families, shows how mental illness threatened to destroy her own family. Not once, but twice. As a child, she didn't understand her mother's episodes of crippling sadness or [...]
|Book: Altered Life by Pearlie Wood
Abigail McKenzie was a bright, popular high school student with great dreams for her future. One day, mental illness struck and those dreams came crashing down. Or did they? In this fascinating psychological novel, we learn about schizophrenia from the perspective of eighteen year old Abby. She unexpectedly finds herself afflicted with a condition that has severe social stigma and for which there [...]
|Book: Surviving Mental Illness - My Story by Linda Naomi Katz
The Road to Recovery Written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general-and mood disorders in particular-valuable tips about treatment and medication, and resources and organizations dedicated to helping [...]
|Book: Sacrifice Of Innocence (A Stan Brookshire Novel Book 1) by Allison Cosgrove
A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother's arms before it's too late?
|Book: Come on Home, Children (Children in Hiding Book 2) by Victoria Randall
In the future, when an unlicensed pregnancy is a felony, Willa's daughter Katy has been abducted by the ruthless Bureau of Population Management. Unless Willa can rescue her she faces a life of stigma, toil, and despair. With the help of some unlikely allies, Willa devises an audacious scheme to free Katy, but it will only work if she finds the courage to reinvent herself. When no one is what [...]
|Book: HAITI ONCE AGAIN by J.R. Gelin
Since gaining its independence from France in 1804, after a brutal war that lasted over a decade, Haiti has been fighting for its own survival in face of natural catastrophes and political disturbances associated with military coups or with invasions by the United States or the United Nations. Haiti Once Again offers an analysis of relevant points in the country's history and makes the connection [...]
|Book: Psychotic Memoirs - Coming out the journey within by David Forest
It was to be an adventure - breaking with the old and finding out who I - David - really was. What begins as an optimistic coming of age story with promises of new friendships and romance, gradually evolves into the principle character and author (David) loosing touch with the outside world. This is initially through perceived stigma and paranoia surrounding sexuality and culminates in alienation [...]
|Book: Smiling in the Storm - 20 Moving Stories of AIDS Patients who Defied the Disease by James E. Mutumba
The AIDS victims themselves told these intriguing stories when they decided to go public. Their message communicates two very important secrets of living positively with AIDS, namely, the power of faith in God, through Jesus Christ and the benefit that an AIDS patient gets from belonging to a post HIV/AIDS-test club or organization. The stories are brought to the world to give people a glance at [...]
|Book: The Boon - Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission by Eugene Uttley
Riddled into this experimental open letter is the story of a man who made the "hero's journey" to another world and back again. The prize he won there, the ultimate boon, is knowing what he wants. "Wisdom warns against desire, but there is power in wanting - power that can fuel the will and keep lit that precious torch, hope." This line stands as a rare moment of profundity in a largely [...]
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