What should have been two relaxing weeks on holiday in beautiful Cornwall turned into a three-week nightmare for Kevin and his wife Jan.
Three Desperate Weeks examines the destructive and life-threatening effects of the relationship between alcohol and depression on an individual and those around him. It recounts a true story, leading up to, including, and following, a medical emergency in 2015 that almost cost Kevin his life.
This is a nakedly honest account of a terrifying episode and surreal three weeks of recovery from the brink of death in hospitals in Cornwall and Devon. Indeed, these were weeks during which Kevin and his wife fought against the darkness of alcohol withdrawal, followed by the realisation that life would never be the same again.
About the Author
With an honours degree in a social policy discipline, Kevin worked in local government for over 30 years. For a substantial amount of that time he assisted in the development of local policies and services to people with mental health problems and those living in residential and nursing care.
Now self-employed and semi-retired, Kevin’s interest continues in these areas, however, through his work as an independent consultant and writing from personal experience and insight.
Having suffered with clinical depression, and being a recovering alcoholic himself, Kevin is exploring these issues through an autobiographical trilogy, the first part of which is entitled “Three Desperate Weeks".