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Losing Dad

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ISBN 13: 9780989703734
Page : 340 pages
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Download PDF or read online Losing Dad Book by Amanda LaPera and published by . This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: a Family's Search for Hope," is the compelling true story of a family grappling with the stranglehold of severe mental illness. The ordeal began innocently enough. "Joseph" was happily raising a middle class family in the California suburbs when he was diagnosed with cancer. The operation was successful and prognosis good until a routine follow-up procedure was botched. Doctors corrected the issue and sent "Joseph" home from the hospital, but he was never the same again. At age 53, Joseph suddenly became prone to fits of rage and hallucinations. His new and disturbing religious obsessions and proselytizing alienated his grown children and got him fired from his job, while his wife began to fear for her life. Depression, anxiety, and paranoia overtook this once-vibrant man. Frequent hospital stints and a persistent refusal to stay on medication ultimately led him to flee his home and travel the world homeless as a self-proclaimed religious prophet, eschewing wealth, belongings and family. Joseph's colorful descent into psychosis featured a journey that stretched across thirty countries, four continents, and thirteen wives. He faced down drug dealers and prostitutes, advised the Italian Mafioso and was hailed as a prophet in Africa. Losing Dad not only features Joseph's harrowing -- and still ongoing -- flight from reality amidst anosognosia, but also valuable information about severe mental illness, a crippling disease that affects 1 in 17 people and can develop inside any mind at any time. It provides a list of resources, a discussion of current mental health laws, and plenty of food for thought. The Foreword is written by Dr. Xavier Amador. "I highly recommend 'Losing Dad' both as an educational tool and as a heartfelt tale. Beautifully woven between the facts are the feelings. [Amanda LaPera] shows that behind every severe mental illness there is a human being." -- Xavier Amador, Ph.D., Founder, LEAP Institute Author, I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! (Vida Press 2012) A portion of proceeds from sales of Losing Dad will go to NAMI-OC, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit dedicated to improving lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

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Letters from the Sea

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ISBN 13: 9781732230927
Page : 200 pages
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Download PDF or read online Letters from the Sea Book by Students of La Quinta High School and published by . This book was released on 2020-06 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Life can be unusual and unexpected. Take a break and let your worries float away. Embark on a journey--an immersive voyage into the bizarre, the twisted, outer realms of imagination. Sink deeper into the universal human experiences of love, love which can both unite and divide, can hurt, but can heal. Confront conflict surrounding us and within us. Venture into the unexplored. Or pass the time with the familiar and comforting. Be inspired. Be amused. Be prepared to enjoy this fine collection of poems and short stories written and edited by students of La Quinta High School under the guidance of the award-winning author Amanda LaPera. Take the plunge into a guilty-free diversion from the stresses of life. Relax and discover. Authors: Diane Bui, Vi Bui, Cattu Do, Julia Do, Mariana Escalona Diaz, Keanu Hua, An Huynh, Marcello Juarez, Emily Kieu, Colleen King, Michelle Lam, Bryce Le, Shannon Le, Brian Ly, Kimbill Ly, Vy Ngo, Christina Nguyen, Kayla Nguyen, Michelle Nguyen, Terry Nguyen, Vivien Nguyen, Katherine Pham, Ann Quach, Michelle Rose, Andrea Torres, Julie Tran, Kady Tran, Kenneth Tran, Benson Truong, Darby Vaughn, Christine Vu, Kathleen Vu, Kiwanis Willis, Alexa Wright

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Stars In Our Eyes: An Unauthorized Biography

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Download PDF or read online Stars In Our Eyes: An Unauthorized Biography Book by Serena Czarnecki and published by BearManor Bare. This book was released on 2021-02-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Acting on Instinct This is Serena’s tribute to a comedic Actress, a woman with a sad childhood who parlayed her sorrow into making the world laugh. A beautiful woman, The Actress was much misunderstood and couldn’t escape her Sex Symbol label. Serena—Erotic Star, Writer, Painter—fills this book with her love of The Actress.

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The Video Librarian

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New York Magazine

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Download PDF or read online New York Magazine Book by and published by . This book was released on 1987-09-21 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.