Bipolar and the Art of Roller-coaster Riding (Google eBook)

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Two Trees Media, 2005 - Self-Help - 210 pages
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Page 81 - Tis the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane ; Demur, — you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.
Page 14 - I felt a Cleaving in my Mind As if my Brain had split I tried to match it - Seam by Seam But could not make them fit.
Page 50 - I will say nothing against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my seventy-five years I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever.
Page 82 - The people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care.
Page 107 - When I was young," he ruminated, "for two or three years the light faded out of the picture. I did my work. I sat in the House of Commons, but black depression settled on me. It helped me to talk to Clemmie about it. I don't like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible to get a pillar between me and the train. I don't like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second's action would end everything....
Page 109 - Life is sweet perhaps to some, but I prefer what is sweeter than life, and that is death. So good-by forever, my dear parents. It is nobody's fault, but a strong desire of my own which I have longed to fulfill for three or four years.
Page 179 - grant me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Page 85 - ... or for the protection of members of the public; and (d) the person has refused or is unable to consent to the necessary treatment for the mental illness; and (e) the person cannot receive adequate treatment for the mental illness in a manner less restrictive of that person's freedom of decision and action.
Page 109 - During the whole course of this year, when I almost unceasingly kept asking myself how to end the business, whether by the rope or by the bullet, during all that time, alongside of all those movements of my ideas and observations, my heart kept languishing with another pining emotion. I can call this by no other name than that of a thirst for God.
Page 53 - Others must treat me considerately and kindly in precisely the way I want them to treat me; if they don't society and the universe should severely blame, damn, and punish them for their inconsiderateness.

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