Wasteland: The Thief Within

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Strategic Book Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
Wasteland: The Thief Within provides an understanding of illness, especially mental illness. If there is no obvious physical pain, how can it hurt so much, and why does it rob us of who we are? Some advise, "Just don't think about it" or take a pill to make it all better. This is the author's story about surviving a major crippling depression, and her equally inexplicable climb back to normal life. "I hope to share what helped, what didn't, and what it was really like, so fellow sufferers and mental health professionals can learn a little more from one patient's view." Just as cancer does not define a patient, neither does depression. Author Mary Corran asks: "Where does the lust for suicide begin? For me, it was when I was very young. How can that lust be satisfied? And what comes once that passion has weakened, and you have to make yourself into a new person to live a new life?" There are many questions needing answers. Once you have your new life, do you forget the old? How, without religion, do you make yourself into a new person? What values do you wish to encompass? And do you ever forget that lust for death? About the Author: Mary Corran lives in Eastbourne, England. She was living the high life in London as a stockbroker, was married, had just completed three fantasy novels and was working on the fourth, when she became sick. She divorced the husband, adopted two cats, moved to the coast, and instead of writing fiction again, hopes to help others with this book. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/MaryCorran
 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
16
Chapter Three
34
Chapter Four
52
Chapter Five
68
Chapter Six
82
Chapter Seven
95
Chapter Eight
114
Chapter Eleven
164
Chapter Twelve
182
Chapter Thirteen
202
Chapter Fourteen
216
Chapter Fifteen
236
Chapter Sixteen
250
Chapter Seventeen
263
Suggested further readingBibliography
304

Chapter Nine
134

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