Am I Sane Yet?: An Insider's Look at Mental Illness

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Dundurn, May 4, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages

Mental illness doesn’t have to be a prison sentence.

International award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions seven times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. He has been diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During this time, he has held down leading jobs with world broadcasters.

Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for patients already suffering from depression, as well as for their relatives and friends. It is also a must for those who are hiding their depression because of the stigma that continues to haunt the mentally ill.

With brutal frankness Scully reveals the plight of patients he has met on the inside and investigates the therapies and drugs they have been given to try to ease their pain.

 

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Contents

Prologue
Cell Block
The Statistics and the Fallout
A Friend Indeed
Billy
The Different Faces of Mental Illness
Depression and Addiction
TheEarly Years 9 Cub Reporter Par Not So Excellence
The BBC and other Stories
The Move to Canada 12 The WeightoftheWorld 13 Going Home 14 Back to Canada
Whats Right for You? 19 The Future of Mental Health Care
Looking Back Moving Forward
Epilogue
Resources
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

John Scully is a prize-winning international journalist who has covered stories in over 70 countries and 35 war zones. He's worked for some of the world's leading broadcasters but has suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for much of that time. Scully is the author of Am I Dead Yet?: A Journalist's Perspective on Terror. He lives in Toronto.

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