The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

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I spent ten days as a psychiatric inpatient during a mental health breakdown at age twenty one.I filled nearly a hundred pages of a journal in the hospital with stories, rants, anecdotes and confessions about the chaotic road back to stability. I transcribed those journal entries into stories for two years following my departure from the hospital. Those stories now comprise this book. They recount Ward 2D as I experienced it, from admission to discharge.Home isn’t a place—it’s a feeling. I felt it in compassionate nurses after arguments with my doctor. I felt it in group therapy sessions and in admiring beech trees through tempered glass windows. I felt it in jigsaw puzzles and inlukewarm tea shared with copatients. I felt it more in Ward 2D than I had for years beforehand.We are all walking home. This is a travel log.
Publisher: Toronto Life Rattle Press May 31, 2018
ISBN: 9781987936674
Branch Call Number: 616. 89 TRA
Characteristics: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches, 228p


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Jun 22, 2019

This is a courageous and beautifully written account of the human experience with the struggle of mental health. This book portrays the many faces of people like you and me, who may be struggling. It is a must mental health touches the lives of all of us.

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