Mental Ward

Stories from the Asylum

Author: Jennifer Loring,Tom Howard,Megan Dorei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615818795

Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 253

View: 7855

Sanatorium, mental ward, psychiatric hospital - they're all the same. Places where the infirm, the crazy, and the certifiable go for treatment... Or what passes for 'treatment'. This is a collection of stories of bedlam taking place within the padded walls of an institution. Stories of experiments gone wrong, patients revolting against the staff, or even the deranged doings of those charged with giving care. They are sick, depraved, and atrocious - the type of stories that rarely reach the light of day. Are you brave enough to crawl inside the minds of the twelve authors who wrote these tales... Or are you afraid you'll be locked up for peeking?

Christ on the Psych Ward

Author: David Finnegan-Hosey

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 089869051X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9065

• Applicable not just to those with mental health issues, but for churches and the church at large Christ on the Psych Ward is a series of reflections on the intersections among mental health, faith, and ministry. Beginning with his own experience, Finnegan- Hosey shares ways communities of faith can be present with those suffering from mental illness and crises. Weaving together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience, he offers a message of hope for those suffering and for friends and faith communities struggling to care for them. Ultimately, his journey of recovery and healing reveals the need for a theological understanding of a vulnerable God, important not solely for ministry with those with mental health struggles, but offering a hopeful vision forward for the church.

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A Memoir

Author: Mark Lukach

Publisher: Harper Wave

ISBN: 9780062422941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2913

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.

The Mental Ward

A Personnel Guidebook

Author: Morgan Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258360078

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6512

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A Memoir

Author: Mark Lukach

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062422936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 917

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.

Ten Days in a Mad-House

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849895317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 8009

This is the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who pretends to be insane, and manages to get herself committed into an insane asylum in the USA. This revised second digital edition is a fascinating account, specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.

Mental Ward

Echoes of the Past

Author: K. Trap Jones,Jason Cordova,Sharon Higa,Lindsey Goddard,Chad Brown,Lockett Hollis,Sarah Cass,Alex Chase,Kim Lay,Jaseph Lapin,Brent Abell,Denzell Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615890494

Category:

Page: 334

View: 7772

Echoes of the Past... In places where unspeakable atrocities occurred sometimes 'something' lingers, stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Those who believe in the grey area behind the veil will tell you that those places can become eternal cages that hold the souls of the deceased captive. 'Mental Ward: Echoes of the Past' is a collection of twelve such stories; tales of hauntings taking place in asylums. The places where the crazed, the insane, and sometimes the different were hidden away from society's view. Follow the winding path crafted by the talented, and in some cases, twisted imaginations of the storytellers who would taint your peaceful world with their echoes of the past.

Weekends at Bellevue

Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

Author: Julie Holland

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553906976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 302

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. In this absorbing memoir, Holland recounts stories from her vast case files that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic, and profoundly moving: the serial killer, the naked man barking like a dog in Times Square, the schizophrenic begging for an injection of club soda to quiet the voices in his head, the subway conductor who watched a young woman pushed into the path of his train. Writing with uncommon candor, Holland supplies not only a page-turner with all the fast-paced immediacy of a TV medical drama but also a fascinating glimpse into the inner lives of doctors who struggle to maintain perspective in a world where sanity is in the eye of the beholder.

Psychward

Author: Stephen B. Seager

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425132975

Category: Interns (Medicine)

Page: 251

View: 5261

The memoir of an aspiring psychiatrist's year as an intern in a psych ward reveals the harrowing truth of life behind closed doors in a mental institution. Original. K. PW.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Author: Ned Vizzini

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423141083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1913

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.

From Pastor to Psych Ward

Recovery from a Suicide Attempt Is Possible

Author: Steve Austin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537422329

Category:

Page: 112

View: 4938

When I left home that Sunday night, I knew my wife and little boy would never see alive again. My name is Steve Austin. I survived childhood sexual abuse, but the effects rippled through my life for the next twenty-five years. After nearly ten years as a youth pastor and worship leader, I was convinced that my only "out" was a suicide attempt. Now that I have started telling my story, people often as me what's the trick? What's the answer? What made me want to start living again? I can tell you this: I didn't take a "magic Jesus pill" and suddenly life was better. I walked through a living hell and now I have a story to tell. Jesus is a major part of it, but there was also strong medication, one heck of a support system, and a lot of hard work. Recovery is a long and difficult process, but I am living proof that it is possible. This book is for anyone who has failed a suicide attempt and is left wondering "what's next." It's also for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression, bipolar, OCD, PPD, or PTSD. If you've ever secretly considered a suicide attempt, this book is for you. I'm not a doctor or a counselor. I'm just a real guy with a powerful story to tell. I'd be honored to share my experience with you.

Girl, Interrupted

Author: Susanna Kaysen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804151113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 904

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.

Psychiatric ward practice

a handbook for medical students

Author: M. V. Korkina,M. A. T︠S︡ivilʹko,E. A. Kossova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 167

View: 6121

Psychiatric Tales

Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

Author: Darryl Cunningham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608192784

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 139

View: 5277

Presents in graphic novel format first-person perspectives on the experiences of mental illness, portraying the myths, stigmas, and dynamics of a range of psychiatric conditions.

Psych-Ward Genius

The Struggles Through a Psychotic Break

Author: Auston M. Pratt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499052251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 2593

This story offers you a chance to explore the struggle and internalize the triumphant fight of a young life interrupted by the day-to-day climb of battling with a mental illness. Travel with the author who, at the age of fifteen, presents a realistic account of the fear, uncertainty, and confusion of a life-altering illness he is determined to conquer. With sincere compassion, he offers hope to teenagers who may struggle to gain back the confidence that one day life will blossom again.

The Locked Ward

Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly

Author: Dennis O'Donnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1019

Dennis O’Donnell started work as an orderly in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospital in Scotland in 2000. In his daily life he encountered fear, violence and despair but also a considerable amount of care and compassion. Recounting the stories of the patients he worked with, and those of his colleagues on the ward, he examines: ·the different major mental disorders - their symptoms and manifestations ·the various methods of treatment - medication, therapy and conversation ·how religion, sex, wealth, health and drugs can bear influence on mental health ·the prevailing attitudes to psychiatric illness – the authorities, the professionals & society What emerges is a document of humanity and humour, a remarkable memoir that sheds light on a world that still remains largely unknown and hugely feared.

Cracked

Author: K. M. Walton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442429178

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7879

When Bull Mastrick and Victor Konig wind up in the same psychiatric ward at age 16, each recalls and relates in group therapy the bullying relationship they have had since kindergarten as well as facts about themselves and their families that reveal how much they have in common. A first novel.

Teen Voices

From the Psych Ward

Author: Karin Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628389883

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 9790

"Those lies were handed to me in bottles, papers, pipes, capsules, and tablets. But then a kiss would grab my lips and stop my head from spinning." Karin Foster takes you into the core of the struggles and challenges psychiatric patients undergo. This collection of poems are very much personal as they were written by different minds and different hearts. Take time out from your comfort zone, enter their world, and know their story. And maybe you won't be "cynical, cold, and alone anymore."