Mental illness doesn’t have to be a prison sentence.
International award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions seven times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. He has been diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During this time, he has held down leading jobs with world broadcasters.
Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for patients already suffering from depression, as well as for their relatives and friends. It is also a must for those who are hiding their depression because of the stigma that continues to haunt the mentally ill.
With brutal frankness Scully reveals the plight of patients he has met on the inside and investigates the therapies and drugs they have been given to try to ease their pain.
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About the Author
John Scully is a prize-winning international journalist who has covered stories in over 70 countries and 35 war zones. He's worked for some of the world's leading broadcasters but has suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for much of that time. Scully is the author of Am I Dead Yet?: A Journalist's Perspective on Terror. He lives in Toronto.
Table of Contents
1 Cell Block One 15
2 The Statistics and the Fallout 19
3 A Friend Indeed 31
4 Billy 37
5 The Different Faces of Mental Illness 48
6 Depression and Addiction 52
7 It Can Happen to Anyone 56
8 My Story: The Early Years 59
9 Cub Reporter Par (Not So) Excellence 75
10 The BBC and other Stories 82
11 The Move to Canada 95
12 The Weight of the World 102
13 Going Home 111
14 Back to Canada 124
15 Back in Treatment 132
16 On the Move Again 137
17 The Long Road to Recovery 144
18 Therapy: What's Right for You? 151
19 The Future of Mental Health Care 165
20 Looking Back, Moving Forward 171