Saving Jenny: Rescuing Our Youth from America's Opioid and Suicide Epidemic

Saving Jenny: Rescuing Our Youth from America's Opioid and Suicide Epidemic




Normal turned to PTSD and a substance abuse nightmare for Jenny the instant a taxi struck her, catapulting her twenty feet across a busy New York City street. Jenny is one of the lucky ones to have survived the drug rehabilitation system, which routinely fails those at risk. Her story is multiplied across the U.S. in the shattered lives and torn-apart families of millions of Jennies. Saving Jenny is the narration of a mother and daughter’s long painful journey from tragedy, through opioid addiction, toward redemption. Its cautionary tale sheds light on drug dependency, suicidal depression, sexual exploitation and misdiagnosed mind disorders. We discover that these are symptoms of much larger societal issues: the decimation of the family, childhood traumatization, and a culture devoid of human values. These pages unmask a mental health industry focused more on profits than people, which regularly betrays those in its keeping, and the complicity of Big Pharma and insurance companies in these schemas. We see firsthand the abuse, negligence and illicit activities going on in psychiatric and rehab facilities.

BEYOND AN EXPOSÉ, Saving Jenny offers practical political, economic, educational and social solutions to help the countless individuals and families afflicted by drug addiction and suicidality. Most importantly, Percy presents a new paradigm grounded in altruistic love, which utilizes both psychodynamic and spiritual resources to deliver hope and TRUE HEALING…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682309995
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Vivian Percy, Esq., graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2001. She worked at a top tier Manhattan law firm where she devoted many hours to pro bono work.

As a pre-medical student in NYC in the early 90's, and deeply concerned about her close friends suffering from HIV/AIDS, she arranged for a case management HIV/AIDS research presentation at Hunter College to share insights and encourage further medical progress. Percy was also an intake assistant on the research floor of Cornell Hospital, Manhattan, during the initial onset of the AIDS crisis.

She cared for her mother with Alzheimer's Disease for 14 years, navigating all aspects of patient management and joining in efforts to promote government assistance for at-home care.

Her greatest accomplishment is never giving up, with the help of God, in fighting for the life of her daughter, whose story is the focus of Saving Jenny , and whose courage, honesty and love inspires her mother every single day.

Anna Badini, LCSW, PhD, earned her doctorate from NYU’s program in Clinical Social Work and has been in practice for 20 years, 10 of which as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor at a Child Guidance Center and part of a Sexual Abuse Investigative Team. She trained at the Institute of NPAP, holds membership in the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychologists, and is a published author. Dr. Badini collaborated to ensure the accuracy of descriptions of therapeutic practices within psychiatric/rehab institutions and the flaws in the current mental health/substance abuse model.

Table of Contents

Part I "Their Children's Cries Unheard"

Introduction Everybody Feels the Evil 3

Chapter 1 Seeing in a Mirror Dimly 11

Chapter 2 From Orphaned with Parents to Tragedy PTSD, and Addiction 17

Chapter 3 An Aerial View of the Drug Scene: No Help Here 39

Chapter 4 The Scary-Go-Round, Part I 60

Chapter 5 The Scary-Go-Round, Part II 108

Chapter 6 Dancing with the Devil 147

Chapter 7 Forgotten and (Finally) Recovered 171

Part II "To Shew Forth Goodness"

Chapter 8 Spirituality and Love: Necessary for People and Society and to Combat Addiction and Depression 193

Chapter 9 The Personal Experience of Spiritual Love: And the Costs of Its Absence 224

Chapter 10 A New Therapeutic Paradigm: Restoring the Individual Soul 243

Chapter 11 A New Paradigm for American Society: Specific Proposals to Overcome the Epidemic 260

Afterword Where We Are Now: In Jenny's Own Words 280

Bibliography 289

Notes 299

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