A Journey Out of Madness

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Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011
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DescriptionAlistair McIntyre has written a beautifully simple moving account of the different elements that aided his recovery from schizophrenia. He starts of with a description of his illness, moves on to his medication, the roles he holds as a volunteer, student, as well as pursuing his hobby of sea angling. This book is one of real hope and a must read for all who have had there life touched by mental ill health.About the AuthorAlistair McIntyre was born in September 1964. Throughout his school education he attended 6 different schools and left at the age of fifteen in 1980. Most of his working life he was employed as a painter and decorator. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1994 and had three hospital admissions because of this mental illness. He has been married twice and lives with his wife Tracey. He has a daughter Rachel from his first marriage and a granddaughter Bethany. He is now in recovery and hoping to go back to work in mental health as a peer support worker.
 

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Contents

1 Schizophrenia and I
5
2 Medication
7
3 Stigma Discrimination
9
4 My Family
11
5 Tracey
14
6 The Castle Group
16
7 Volunteering
18
8 Studying
21
9 Fishing
23
10 Allotment
25
11 Today
27
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About the author (2011)

I'm an electrical engineer by day, a celtic rock drummer by night, and an author when I should be sleeping. That about sums me up! A few years ago I embarked on a mission to write a story, any story. After working on a short story for a while, I started toiling with what would become Phalanx Alpha. The process took a few years, and along the way I joined forces with Kris Kramer at the4threalm.com. The input and camaraderie I found with Kris, and with others who participate in the editing process, proved invaluable. We have many projects in the works, some solo, and some collaborative, but we guarantee each and every story is our best collective work. I hope you enjoy reading my work, and I can't wait to produce more of it!

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