Madness Made Me

Madness Made Me

Madness Made Me is a myth-busting account of madness and our customary responses to it through the lens of lived experience.

Author: Mary O'Hagan

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ISBN: 1927213460

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Page: 264

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After her journey through madness, Mary O'Hagan realised the mental health system and society did more harm than good. Madness Made Me is a myth-busting account of madness and our customary responses to it through the lens of lived experience. O'Hagan's journey took her from the psychiatric hospital to the United Nations and many places in between as a leader in the international mad movement. Her fundamental message is that madness is a profoundly disruptive but full human experience. The trouble is most people don't see it that way, from the experts who make up clever theories about brain disease to the people down the road who have irrational fears about the mentally ill. Madness Made Me is a compelling and beautifully written book that uncovers widespread injustice. It ends with vision for a world that holds hope for people with mental distress and treats them with respect and humanity.
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A Can of Madness

A Can of Madness

I had a supply of Valium to relax me when I was feeling stressed out. I knew I was
far more vulnerable than people who didn't have bipolar effective disorder and I
knew I would have to live my life in a way that would suit my condition. However ...

Author: Jason Pegler

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781904697534

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Page: 304

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This is one of the most honest autobiography's ever written on manic depression takes you as close to the manic mind as you can possibly get.Jason Pegler is a writer, public speaker and consultant on mental health. He works with the media, the government and mental health organisations to empower survivors and reduce stigma and discrimination. He plans to take his mental health story to Hollywood and break down the mental health taboo once and for all.
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A Divine Dance of Madness

A Divine Dance of Madness

And also perhaps what he saw in me during that time, of the valid mysticism
which hid behind my madness, led him to have faith in me. And that faith saved
me; he had faith in me during the years when I couldn't have faith in myself!
Perhaps it ...

Author: Mairi Colme

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781905610549

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Page: 302

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DescriptionThis is a strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as 'insane' and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colme's writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should have been protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.About the AuthorMairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well-being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and 'certified insane'. It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.
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A Lifetime of Madness a Whole Lot of Hate

A Lifetime of Madness a Whole Lot of Hate

him to leave but that got me nowhere. That creep just kept laughing and winking
at me as he kept forcibly pushing me towards my house. Just him touching my
skin made me feel dirty and sick to my stomach. Once he knew I was angry at him
 ...

Author: Jennifer Kruger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524521813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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A Lifetime of Madness a Whole Lot of Hate is a true story of one girl born in a Victorian country and the horrible life forced on her through out-of-control alcoholics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Colonial Madness

Colonial Madness

made me stop. Caleb was grinning and waving from the doorway of his craft hut. “
Mom?” I asked. She glanced back, saw Caleb, and smiled. “We'll be inside
wheneveryou're ready,” she said. I skipped back down the hill to join Caleb, and
he ...

Author: Jo Whittemore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481405102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Formerly titled Colonial Madness, a mother-daughter duo take part in a bizarre family challenge in hopes of winning a fortune in this “light, fun read” (Booklist) that’s Gilmore Girls meets The Westing Game! Tori Porter is best friends with her mom, and most of the time it’s awesome. Not many girls have a mom who’d take them to a graveyard for hide-and-seek or fill the bathtub with ice cream for the world’s biggest sundae. But as much as Tori loves having fun, she sometimes wishes her mom would act a little more her age. Like now. Thanks to her mom’s poor financial planning, they are in danger of losing their business and their home. But an unusual opportunity arises in the form of a bizarre contest run by an eccentric relative: Whoever can survive two weeks in the Archibald Family’s colonial manor will inherit the property. The catch? Contestants have to live as in colonial times: no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests of their abilities to survive challenges of the time period. Tori thinks it’s the perfect answer to their debt problems, but she and her mom aren’t the only ones interested. The other family members seem to be much more prepared for the two weeks on the manor—and it doesn’t help that Mom doesn’t seem to be taking the contest seriously. Do they stand a chance?
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Love: love made me endure. Madness: madness made me suffer. Passion:
passion bewildered me. Balance: my goddess is balance. Dreams: dreams are
my everything. The gods: the gods cause me to be silent. Bureaucrats:
bureaucrats ...

Author: Sankichi Tōge

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069100837X

Category: History

Page: 393

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Three survivors of Hiroshima bear witness to the horrific event in prose and poetry
Categories: History

Within the Madness That Is Grief

Within the Madness That Is Grief

As the wine cursed through my veins on that New Years Eve without the prospect
of my brother I succumbed to all that the season had in store. My madness knew
no bounds as it rendered me incapable and made me feel all that ...

Author: Jeannette Fagan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479750672

Category: Self-Help

Page: 221

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This book is about the grief of a sudden young death and the madness that I was hurled into as a result. On March 12th 2004 I found my beloved brother dead at his flat and I was overcome with the grief that followed. I am a Registered General Nurse and have dealt with death and suffering within my profession for over 20 years. However, the impact of my grief after finding Kevin dead lead to a nervous breakdown, the loss of my beloved job and the sense of myself as a person. I have had to write this book not only for me but also for the countless people out there who as I type are getting a phone call, a knock on the door, the news that a young person has died suddenly. The impact of this type of grief is within the pages of my book and I hope that my words and emotions experienced will support you within the madness that is created. But mainly it is for Kevin because I could not let his death mean nothing because he meant everything to me and his family. In memory of Kevin this book has been wrote but it is mainly intended for those that are left behind to live within the madness that their loss has created.
Categories: Self-Help

Madness in its Place

Madness in its Place

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would first and foremost like to thank the North East
Essex Mental Health NHS Trust who funded this project and generously gave me
access to their information, records and photographs. Christopher Bridge, Chief ...

Author: Diana Gittins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134670642

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This fascinating study presents a unique history of psychiatry in the twentieth century. It brings together the memories and narratives of over sixty patients and workers who lived, or were employed, in Severalls Psychiatric Hospital, Essex, UK. Personal accounts are contextualised both in relation to wider developments and issues in twentieth-century mental health, and in relation to policies and changes in the hospital itself. Organised around the theme of space and place, and drawing upon both quantitative and qualitative material, chapters deal with key areas such as gender divisions, power relations, patterns of admission and discharge, treatments, and the daily lives and routines of patients and nurses of both sexes.
Categories: Social Science

The GlossaL Experience

The GlossaL Experience

Madness. I withered the storms of fire and rain, Endured the demise of thy lethal
wrath, Suffering in silence and bleeding ... Madness accepted thy injustices to me
, Madness drove me to insanity park over and over, Madness made me stay with
 ...

Author: Liam Lakewood

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468941272

Category: Poetry

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This book is a collection of 34 introspective and most personal poems from the author. It reveals real life experiences of both the author and other people in relationships. If you have ever been in a relationship and got hurt, then this book is for you. Reading these relationship based poems will help you identify with what you are going through and have been through in your relationship and this is book is a perfect gift for your lover.
Categories: Poetry

Tales of Madness

Tales of Madness

Who Did It? Then you tell me who did it, if what I say just makes all of you laugh.
But at least free Andrea ... I have never drunk wine. I had a pain here in my head
that made me delirious and dizzy and made me feel like vomiting. Me, drunk?

Author: Luigi Pirandello

Publisher: Branden Books

ISBN: 093783226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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This book constitutes a unique selection from that monumental corpus, will introduce to the English reading public some of Pirandello's most moving novelle. In each of them one can sense the deep compassion the author must have felt for his characters, generally portrayed as disaffected victims of society, destiny, or their own self deceptions.
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This Side of Madness

This Side of Madness

Christopher D. Hartpence. that), but she made me better than I would have
otherwise been. She didn't live to see what her time with me wrought, and I can't
say that she would always have been proud, but the point stands. She made me
better ...

Author: Christopher D. Hartpence

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479745913

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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He has no name. He could be quite near as you read these words. Maybe the guy two aisles over at the bookshop where you picked this title up. Maybe you saw him and didn't give him a second look. If you had, you would have seen it. That certain something in his eyes. A glint of something unfamiliar. A gleam. An uncontrolled tremor of unease as you feel his relentless energy brush past you. Have you ever wondered at the inner workings of an insane mind? Ever considered what electroshock "therapy" might feel like to an unwilling participant? Flip this book over and turn the page. Walk with me inside the chambers of a disturbed mind, and do keep the lights on... Christopher Hartpence lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his girl, Cindy, and their menagerie of pets (four cats, two dogs), where he's hard at work on his next novel, and/or designing video games. Look him up on the web and drop him a line! (candlebre.net or creativisms.org)
Categories: Fiction

The Gospel of Leadership

The Gospel of Leadership

The divine madness came earlier; the divine call came later. It seems the
madness paved the way to listen to the call. If I had a normal existence, if I fit the
normalcy, I would not have listened. The pain, the suffering, the madness made
me ...

Author: Ryan Krupa

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457565267

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise. This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon. Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed.
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Mile High Madness

Mile High Madness

I'd been to Doctor Logan and he'd prescribed me tranquillisers and sleeping
tablets and it would have been the easiest thing in the world to tip the lot down
my throat and, goodbye. Two things made me hang on. First, there was no news
about ...

Author: Michael W. Scott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445269689

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Page: 284

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When journalist Greg Faylen sets out to reopen a notorious serial murder case he steels himself to face the horrific events that he knows will unfold before him once again.
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Madness at Midnight

Madness at Midnight

Both of us had undergone great instability, mood changes, conflicts and
reconciliations. Adrian was deeply depressed and still in the grip of his crack
habit. My fear was that he would die. At times he threatened to leave me and this
made me ...

Author: Bianca Benjamin

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781904697121

Category: Psychology

Page: 48

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DescriptionThis is the story of an actual encounter with deep, dark and largely unexplained forces. Not a nice comfortable story with a happy ending but rather a raw, emotional journey littered with the sort of trials and challenges most of us will be fortunate enough never to have to face. Bianca is a schizophrenic, she has spent much of her life in hospital, battling her illness. This is her unique story. About the AuthorBianca Benjamin's first mental breakdown was in her early fifties, her subsequent psychosis left her isolated from her family. She became a figure of humiliation and embarrassment amongst her friends and eventually ended up sectioned in a North London hospital under the Mental Health Cct. She was diagnosed as schizophrenic and has spent the rest of her life battling not just her mental illness but also the prejudices and ignorance of friends and family. As she herself says; ""No psychiatrist ever made a jot of difference to my mental recovery. The only thing that has helped me has been the love and support I have received from other mentally ill people and sympathetic friends.
Categories: Psychology

Transforming Madness

Transforming Madness

185 TRANSFORMING MADNESS were – and I'd start to shake uncontrollably
and to stutter and say things that apparently didn't make any sense , and I'd ... So
it was very hush - hush , which made me feel incredibly secretive and ashamed .

Author: Jay Neugeboren

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520228758

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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"Transforming Madness is the most uplifting, engaging, and informative story about the good news related to helping people with severe mental illness that I have ever read."—Dr. William A. Anthony, Director, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Categories: Medical

WRETCHED Poems for a Lost and Crying Soul

WRETCHED    Poems for a Lost and Crying Soul

... rag doll But never who you needed me to be You never seemed to feel bad
when you hit me And you convinced everyone that my madness made you do it
But at 21 , I was eccentric and spoiled And the beatings aged and disturbed me
And ...

Author: Kathleen Voss

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411661431

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Page: 98

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This is a little book of dark poetry. These are poems that my heart produced in a very dark place in my life.
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A Journey Out of Madness

A Journey Out of Madness

My ex-wife had refused me access because of my mental illness, and I had gone
to see many lawyers to contest this. However, every time I left their office, within a
few days I would get a letter saying, don't come back to this office or we will call ...

Author: Alistair McIntyre

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781849910699

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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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Magic or Madness

Magic or Madness

I had to hide. But all those dark shapes. What if they still had their teeth? What
were they, anyway? Not anything living. (Which immediately made me think of
something dead.) Whatever they were, they didn't move. There was no sound of ...

Author: Justine Larbalestier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101525593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Brain On Fire My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire  My Month of Madness

There was something about his demeanor that made me want to reassure him, to
say, “Forget it, I'm fine.” He somehow made me want not to be a burden. He
nodded. “Okay, then. Let's have a look.” He conducted a typical neurological
exam.

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

On Dissidents and Madness

On Dissidents and Madness

New relationship What I read had not made me happy. It challenged my affection
for the country that I started to consider my own. Yet, at the same time, I am
grateful that a process was set in motion. I understood not only that my friends
and ...

Author: Robert van Voren

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042025851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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The book contains the memoirs of Robert van Voren covering the period 1977-2008 and provides unique insights into the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, both inside the country and abroad.As a result of his close friendship with many of the leading dissidents and his dozens of trips to the USSR as a courier, he had intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the dissident movement and participated in many of the campaigns to obtain the release of Soviet political prisoners. In the late 1980s he became involved in building a humane and ethical practice of psychiatry in Eastern Europe and the (ex-) USSR, based on respect for the human rights of persons with mental illness.The book describes the dissident movement and many of the people who formed it, mental health reformers in Eastern Europe and the response of the Western psychiatric community, the battle with the World Psychiatric Association over Soviet, and later, Chinese political abuse of psychiatry, his contacts with former KGB officers and problems with the KGB's successor organization, the FSB. It also vividly describes the emotional effects of serving as a courier for the dissident movement, the fear of arrest, the pain of seeing friends disappear for many years into camps and prisons, sometimes never to return.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography