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The Bonnie tapes : recovering from mental illness

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog115548
Author
Churchill, Jack (producer, director and editor)
Call Number
Video No. 130
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
The Bonnie tapes : recovering from mental illness
Author
Churchill, Jack (producer, director and editor)
Place
Hohokus, NJ
Publisher
Mental Illness Education Project Videos [distributor]
Year Published
c1997
Physical Description
1 videocassette (27 min.)
Subjects
Mental Disorders--Personal Narrative
Drug Therapy
Family Relations
Mentally Ill--Personal Narrative
Recovery--Personal Narrative
Schizophrenia, Paranoid--Personal Narrative
Notes
Participants: Bonnie, Andrea Blodgett (social worker)
Summary: Bonnie talks with social worker Andrea Blodgett about the experience of having schizophrenia and what she has learned about coping with this illness. The discussions include the reality of the voices, the need to trust people, checking on one's own perceptions, and accepting the illness as part of recovery. Bonnie, her parents, and Andrea discuss the role of medications, and they try to answer the question, "How much can one expect?" Finally, they explore the nature of recovery and the importance of not giving up hope
Format
Video
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
Video No. 130
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In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118272
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Responsibility
Wilfrid Sheed
Place
New York
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year Published
c.1995
Physical Description
252 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Depressed persons -- Biography
Depression, mental -- Biography
Recovery--Personal Narrative
Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Polio -- Patients -- Biography
Abstract
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.
ISBN
0671792156
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
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