My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward

Author: Mark Lukach
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062422936
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International Bestseller A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

My Lovely Wife

Author: Mark Lukach
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ISBN: 9781509805952
Size: 11.84 MB
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Love And The Infinite My Memoirs

Author: Bill Dunn Jr.
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504377559
Size: 17.14 MB
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In writing this book, the author’s goal is to help people that have endured their own sufferings of abuse at the hands of another and to help them unravel any damaging and lasting effects that these early traumas have had on their subsequent adult lives. Damaging effects from early childhood traumas are very complex. The author gives people practical and simple guidance toward healing with worldly strategies, as well as inspiration, insight, and creation of one’s spiritual reawakening. Love and the Infinite, My Memoirs by Bill Dunn Jr. invites readers to free one’s bonds and fears from the distant past abuse to a life of healing through the power of awareness and guided spiritual ideas and meditations to enlighten and awaken a new consciousness through a Higher Power.

Birth Of A New Brain

Author: Dyane Harwood
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1618688006
Size: 18.98 MB
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After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type of bipolar disorder and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. During her childhood, Harwood grew up close to her father, a brilliant violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic who had bipolar disorder. She learned how bipolar disorder could ravage a family, but she never suspected that she’d become mentally ill—until her baby was born. Harwood wondered if mental health would always be out of her reach. From medications to electroconvulsive therapy, from “redwood forest baths” to bibliotherapy, she explored both traditional and unconventional methods of recovery—in-between harrowing psychiatric hospitalizations. Harwood reveals how she ultimately achieved a stable mood. She discovered that despite having a chronic mood disorder, a new, richer life is possible. Birth of a New Brain is the chronicle of one mother’s perseverance, offering hope and grounded advice for those battling mental illness.

One Step From Insanity

Author: Lady Charmaine Day
Publisher: Lady Charmaine Day
ISBN: 0979810000
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People often say I almost lost my mind, or I'm about to lose my mind. You make me feel crazy or insane. Yet few people have actually lost it...went crazy. What does an insane person think about? What do you contemplate as your mind recovers from being insane,what thoughts flow through it? These are the actual words that I wrote while insane. Welcome to the inside of my brain : )

A Father S Memoirs

Author: I. M. Speaking
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499041616
Size: 78.56 MB
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This true story details the journey of a young American man throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood while detailing the impact history had on his life. It is also a testament to friends and family who helped put in place a healthy psychological foundation during critical years that changed the course of his development. He shares his insights and focuses on his children so that they will have an accurate family history that can be used as a guide for avoiding mistakes he made as a youth and even as an adult.