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Beyond Crazy by Julia Nunes and Scott Simmie

Beyond Crazy

Beyond Crazy by Julia Nunes and Scott Simmie
Feb 17, 2004 | 304 Pages
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“Gripping.…This book deserves to have the effect on the mental health field that Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle had on the meat-packing industry.…The best thing about Beyond Crazy is that, speaking of mental health, it is compulsively readable.…It is rare to find a book that is so informative and moving.”
–Catherine Gildiner, Globe and Mail

Beyond Crazy goes beyond therories and treatments into the world of human experience. These compelling and personal stories propel the reader into the phenomenon of mental disorder, show how it has transformed the lives of ordinary and celebrated Canadians, and teach us not to lose sight of the person who is suffering. It is a terrific book.”
–David S. Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Physician-in-Chief, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Beyond Crazy is a unique book that lives up to its title. Through powerful stories of Canadians from all walks of life, it demonstrates how it is possible to get past the stigma and the labels and move forward. This book is an important source of inspiration and hope.”
–Canadian Mental Health Association

“Readers will meet close to 40 courageous mental illness survivors who wanted to tell their stories. That they do so with such complete candour makes the book…a powerful message to the health care establishment, lawmakers, the media, and to ordinaty people. The common thread through these extraordinary accounts is that people with mental illnesses want and need to be heard.…The stories cover the gamut of ages, occupations, and backgrounds. Some impress because of the bravery dispalyed.…Others are wrenchingly sad.”
–Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“If you need proof that mental disorders touch every single corner of the country, you’ll find it in Beyond Crazy.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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