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Call Number
V 588 1998
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
A mother's choice
Alternate Title
A half-hour documentary about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), presented in the words of aboriginal mothers.
Responsibility
by Gryphon Productions and B.C. Ministry of Children and Families
Place
West Vancouver
Publisher
Gryphon Productions Ltd
Year Published
1998
Physical Description
1 videocassette (26:25) : sd., col. ; 1/2"VHS with discussion guide on inside cover
Subjects
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Indians, North American
Abstract
Examines the root causes of F.A.S. from the perspective of aboriginal mothers. The video focuses on a FAS support group whose members provide strong messages about consuming drugs or alcohol while pregnant. The video is aimed at aboriginal men and women who are thinking about having a child, but may still be dealing with their addiction problems.
Format
Video
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
V 588 1998
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In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery

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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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