Recovered Not Cured

Richard McLean

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Recovered Not Cured

Recovered Not Cured A compelling visual and verbal journey exploring the author s experience of schizophrenia the first signs reactions from friends and family how he sought help the challenges of recovery Edinburgh

  • Title: Recovered Not Cured
  • Author: Richard McLean
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A compelling visual and verbal journey exploring the author s experience of schizophrenia the first signs, reactions from friends and family, how he sought help, the challenges of recovery.Edinburgh, 1994 I am crouching in an alleyway They can t see me here, so for the moment I am safe There must be hundreds of loudspeakers projecting secret messages at me, and umpteenA compelling visual and verbal journey exploring the author s experience of schizophrenia the first signs, reactions from friends and family, how he sought help, the challenges of recovery.Edinburgh, 1994 I am crouching in an alleyway They can t see me here, so for the moment I am safe There must be hundreds of loudspeakers projecting secret messages at me, and umpteen video cameras tracking every move I makeThey will tie me up, soak my feet in water and have goats lick my feet down to the bone Melbourne, 2003 Nowadays I say that I am recovered, not cured I have a job, I have my band, I have my friends and my family I pay my taxes and do the dishes I m independent A couple of pills a day keep me slightly lethargic yet sane I can live with that Mental illness is common, and often devastating In this day and age it is a treatable condition, yet many are left untreated, misunderstood Richard McLean is one of the lucky ones His words and pictures give us a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world This is a powerful, quirky and important book Powerful because it goes straight to the heart of battling a psychotic illness Quirky because of the author s abundant creativity and the delight of his illustrations Important because it outstrips anything else I have read about schizophrenia for its insight into the nature of psychotic thinking and behaviour McLean writes with a bold simplicity and deftly avoids melodrama and bathos Anne Deveson

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    1. Miguel on said:

      A glimpse into another mind This read was very insightful. Some moments had humor for me but overall it gave me slight anxiety reading his gradual descent into mental illness. Definitely a book to pickup if you want to broaden your perspective on schizophrenia.

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