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A Can of Madness
A Can of Madness is an extraordinarily honest and vivid autobiography on living with manic depression. more
The Naked Bird Watcher
An ingenious account of a book that explains how psychiatry is based on supposition by an American Professor who is a psychiatrist. This book will be a pioneering educational tool for the British Mental Health Movement. More
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A Can of Madness (in English and French) Manic Depression.
Abi’s Story Suicide
A Collection of my Thoughts

Bi-Polar Dreams Manic Depression

Behind a Glass Wall Suicide
Burning Candle Poems about Manic Depression
Cake Theory (The) getting to the root cause of mental illness
107 Calhoun American Author
Child of The Thirties Mother in Psychiatric Unit for 60 years
Conspiracy Theorist's Alphabet (The)
Cycle Path (The) (in English and French) Conversion Syndrome Disorder
Curing Madness Curing Manic Depression
Delusions of Grandeur Mad Adventure
Depression Ate My Soul Poems About Manic Depression
Diamonds from Coal- Childhood Sexual Abuse
Disabled Ghetto - Mental Health and Disability Services
Dispossessed (The) - Mental Health Services
Don't Cut My Life Line Self Harm
Don't Look Back In Anger Schizophrenia
Empireal Futuristic Drama

Eyes Wide Open Anti Psychiatry

For Endings To End, Beginnings Have To Begin Borderline Personality

For Those Without Rhyme or Reason Depression

From Goldfish Bowl To Ocean Anthology of Service User's Stories
Full Circle Dystonia
Hooter Magic Post Natal Depression

Hypermania Revealed Hypermania

It's Happening to Me ? Schizophrenia
Lahlekile - History of Black South African Nursing

Learning to Cycle Mental Illness and OCD

Let's Hang On To Mental Health Guide To Mental Health

Little Girl Lost Borderline Personality Disorder

Little Steps - Anorexia
Living With Mania Manic Depression
Living Without Marbles Manic Depression and the A-Z of Mental Health
Love Is A Spider's Web Passion and Abuse
Madness at Midnight - Schizophrenia
Madpride Anthology Anthology
Mind Boggled Post Traumatic Stress and Misdiagnosis
Missing Factor - Haemophilia From A Carer's Perspective
Move Over Manic Depression Here I Am Manic Depression
My Longest Journey Clinical Depression
My Self, The Enemy Mental Illness
Necessity of Madness (The) Academic
Ox-Bow (The) Psychiatric Abuse in Broadmoor

Pain is my Pleasure Mental Illness

Poems Of Survival Manic Depression and Christianity

Ranting out the Devil Service User Empowerment

Self Harm Anthology
Hear the Silence Manic Depression
Skinheads Rastas + Hippies Mental Health, Prison and Empowerment
Sleeping Gods Human experiences
Stages of Schizophrenia (The) Schizophrenia
Strands of my Lovers Hair Schizo Defective
Streatham Ice Sexual Assault & suicide attempt
Sweet And Bitter Fool - Manic Depression And The Clergy

There Will Always be a Sunrise Clinical Depression

The Musical Paintbox Schizophrenia and the Arts

Through the Eyes of a Dyslexic Dyslexia

 

The Tyrannical Child Mental illness and Crime

Why Me? Manic Depression
Worry Go Round (The) Depression
World Is Full of Laughter (The) Manic Depression and Schizophrenia
Yo Yo - Manic Depression and ECT Treatment

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A Can of Madness:

Author: Jason Pegler

Chipmunka E Book Bestseller

This is one of the most honest autobiography's ever written on manic depression. It takes you as close to the manic mind as you can possibly get.
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ISBN 1 904697 534

Jason Pegler is a writer, public speaker and consultant on mental health. He works with the media, the government and mental health organisations to empower survivors and reduce stigma and discrimination. He plans to take his mental health story to Hollywood and break down the mental health taboo once and for all.
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Abi’s Story

Author: Dr Jember Teferra

This book is unique and original. It gives you an interesting insight into the psychological trauma suffered by victims of war, in this case, the victims of the Marxist Military Revolution in Ethiopia.
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Dr Jember Teterra was Abi's mother. This book was written by her and her family in Abi's memory. Dr Jember Teterra set up a trust to fund research into the psychological problems of the victims of war. Her aim was to help people in a similar position to her son. She also wants to provide more insight into this area and inform psychiatrists of this type of "mental illness".

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A Collection of my Thoughts

Author: Anna Ballard

This insightful book takes you on a journey through the feelings of mental health sufferers and the road to recovery. She provides an emotive understanding of depression and seeks to eliminate the stigma related to it.
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ISBN: 1-904697-86-0

Anna Ballard has compiled a wide range of creative poems to give you insight into her depression. She suffered severely for at least ten years and some improvement in her condition, set off a creative spark in her.
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Bi-Polar Dreams

Author: Frederic Benson

This book comprises of creative poems and coherent prose, which give you an honest insight into manic depression. This book is a very honest, real and a therefore, sometimes disturbing account of Bi-polar disorder. It gives you an emotive insight into his life.
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ISBN:1-904697-98-4

Frederic Benson has written this book as a form of empowerment. His manic depression is expressed in a frank way to give you a clearer understanding of mental illness. It is a combination of fiction and non-fiction.

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Behind a glass wall

Author: Dorothy Schwarz

This book is the gripping and emotional portrayal of one young woman's ultimately unsuccessful battle against chronic depression.
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ISBN: 1 904697 64 X

Dorothy wants to tell her daughter's story both as a tribute to this beautiful and talented young woman, who succumbed to a terrible illness and also to chart the passage of grief for a family after suicide. Dorothy wants to help remove or lessen the stigma attached to mental illness.
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Burning Candle

Author: Terry Beresford

Terry's Poems describe the experiences of a manic depression. His poems are heartfelt, assured and full of pathos.

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ISBN 1904697763

Terry Beresford is a former fireman whose life was turned upside down by manic depression. This is Terry's second published book.
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Cake Theory (The)

Author: Alessandro Prian

This is the author's interpretation about how life is a mixture of experiences which he refers to as a cake.
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ISBN 1904697720

Having a history of mental illness and being diagnosed with manic depression (which I dispute) I feel it only right that I contribute with my own ideas and I've decided to call it "The Cake Theory". This is because schizophrenia and other mental disorders have more than one contributing factor and there are a variety of ingredients needed to develop it just as there are a number of ingredients that make up a cake.
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107 Calhoun

Author: Max Baumeister

A story about depression, how many people feel that in mental illness the cause of their misery is they own fault, to harm yourself brings comfort.


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ISBN 1-904697-97-6

Max is an American author with an amazing personal story to tell.
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Child of the Thirties

Author: Sheila Brook

Memories of my early pre-war schooldays precede my mother's last admission to a Psychiatric Hospital in l939, where she remained until her death in 1992.
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ISBN 1904697410

Sheila was born in 1931 and is a Christian who enjoys Folk Dancing, Keep Fit, cooking and reading - and doing jigsaw puzzles! She is also a keen gardner and writes passionately about her mother's and her own more traumatic days.
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Conspiracy Theorist's Alphabet (The)

Author: Sarah Barter

This is a story about love, psychology and mental illness. A work of fiction or is it ?
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ISBN 1904697429

Sarah was born in 1973 and is an erudite teacher and counsellor. She has travelled across Europe many times.
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Cycle Path (The)

Author: Fiona Whelpton

Have you ever heard of Conversion Syndrome Disorder ? Read this remarkable tale about how anxiety can lead to physical paralysis from the neck down and how an amazing women faces up to it and leads the road of recovery.
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ISBN 1 9046975 50

Fiona Whelpton manages to describe a horrendous condition and always come out fighting with a positive mind set. Fiona is an example to everyone who has gone through hardship and plans to overcome it. Fiona lives in Nottingham and is a Chipmunkapublishing consultant.
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Curing Madness

Author: Jason Pegler

Curing Madness comprises the selected works of Jason Pegler and the thought processes he went to cure himself of manic depression.
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ISBN: 1904697860

Jason is the Chief Executive of Chipmunkapublishing and the Chipmunka Foundation. He is 30 years of age and lives in London. Earlier this year he won Young Social Entrepreneur of the year 2005. He was born in Gloucester and his passion is films, sport and the Chipmunka Group.

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The Cycle Path

Author: Fiona Whelpton

Have you ever heard of Conversion Syndrome Disorder ? Read this remarkable tale about how anxiety can lead to physical paralysis from the neck down and how an amazing women faces up to it and leads the road of recovery. Book extract

ISBN: 19046975 69

Fiona Whelpton manages to describe a horrendous condition and always come out fighting with a positive mind set. Fiona is an example to everyone who has gone through hardship and plans to overcome it. Fiona lives in Nottingham and is a Chipmunkapublishing consultant.
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Delusions of Grandeur

Author: Talmadge Rogalla

Taldmadge's brave and extraordinarily honest account of life with schizophrenia was written to reveal the inner workings of Schizophrenia.
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ISBN: 1 904697 40 2

Talmadge Rogalla was born in September 1968 in Edmonton, London. Talmagde was a successful businessman running his own business prior to his descent into illness. His interests vary from science, technology, computers, holistic health, walking, swimming to writing poetry.
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Depression Ate My Soul

Author: Sue Holt

This is Sue Holt's second collection of poetry. Sue is a poet who suffers from mental distress. Her first book "Poems of Survival" was Sue's opportunity to open up the Pandora's box that contained memories of her past and her day to day struggle with manic depression, in doing this she was able to emerge to begin the slow process to accept her own worth.
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ISBN: 1904697739

"Depression ate my Soul" is in appreciation of all those I found on my beach and the times we shared, before they moved on to other beaches, whilst admiring those that choose to remain.
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Diamonds from Coal

Author: Claire White

Written as a novel but based on one woman's struggle with her past and the effects on her life and children is a direct and shocking insight to childhood sexual abuse.
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Claire offers positive hope & freedom to all survivors and family members. through hard work and sheer determination of (Annie), she manages to live within the realms of normality against constant odds. An enlighting novel!

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Disabled Ghetto

 

Author: Gordon Shippey

Abuse and Disempowerment in the Name of Best Value. Gordon Shippey is prepared to stick his neck out to further the human and civil rights of disabled people. What a valuable member of society. Book extract

ISBN 1-904697-17-8

Gordon Shippey lives in Middlesbrough and is a pioneer of the disability movement. He is an avid campaigner and political activist.
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Dispossessed (The)

Author: Rosamund McCullain

The book tells the narratorís story as she journeys through experiences of mental distress and the mental health system. The book ends on a note of hope and survivor solidarity.
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ISBN 1-904697-51-8

A whole range of issues are covered, from conditions in inpatient facilities, drug treatment, stigma and discrimination, the impact of suicide, self-harm, the quality of community mental healthcare, etc., to the eventual partial recovery of the narrator and how she has managed to achieve this.
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Don't Cut My Life Line

Author: Jo Rainbow

This book explains the complex nature of self-injury from a survivor's perspective. This is written from the heart not from a medical background. Professional views on the benefits of group work and art therapy are included.
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ISBN 190469778 X

Having survived for twenty years by using self-injury I want to share my hope for a brighter future. Today, thanks to a lot of support I have chosen to live. My aim is to share the things that have helped me break free from self-injury.
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Don't Look Back In Anger

Author: Phil Pettican

Beware of the twist in this story. A chilling and excellently written story about the realities that living with Schizophrenia brings.
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ISBN 19046975 77

Philip Pettican lives in Norwich and is active in the UK survivor movement. He worked as a builder and served in the navy before writing his book.
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Empireal

Author: Ian Gowing
Set in 8433AD. Is this a tale of the madness to come ? George Lucas eat your heart out. A stunning debut from Ian Gowing


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ISBN 1904697240

In a distant galaxy an impending disaster is looming. Troius, the graveyard planet of Dagmus 2, is doomed to destruction.
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Eyes Wide Open

Author: John Breeding

This book addresses the vulnerability of human life. It looks at how early life experiences can affect people psychologically. It is extremely informative.
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ISBN:1-904697-95-X

John Breeding is one of the leaders of the anti psychiatry movement globally. This is the second book of John Breeding's that Chipmunkapublishing has published.
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For Endings To End, Beginnings Have To Begin.

Author: Teresa Moore

An Amazingly honest autobiography on Borderline Personality Disorder and Psychiatric oppression. Teresa opens her heart on the page to combat stigma and discrimination.
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ISBN 1-904697-34-8

This novel is based on my personal experience of living with borderline personality disorder and overcoming it even though I was considered untreatable. It is written around my life and how I was led to do what I did. I don't condone my behaviour but tell of why I acted the way I did. It shows how the mental health system failed me and then supported me in changing the way I perceived life. It is a journey into the unknown.
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For Those Without Rhyme or Reason

Author: Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas extraordinary book deals with her feelings & experiences of Depression. which have included 12 separate Hospital admissions & years of Psychotherapy through to her eventual recovery .Nicole found that writing her book proved a cathartic process and helped her to overcome depression and stop self-harming.this is a wonderful strong book from a very strong & determined woman.
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ISBN:1-904697-80-1

Nicole Thomas was born in 1968.Nicola feels her Nicola feels that her recovery has been aided by her writing. Whenever she is depresses she writes about her feelings, she feels this is a cathartic process. It is no coincidence that when she's writing Nicola stops self-harming. Nicola is currently studying at college and works voluntarily.

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From Goldfish Bowl To Ocean

Editor: Zoe McIntosh

Zoe Mackintosh interviews sixteen service users in this anthology about recovery.
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ISBN 1 904697194

Zoe received backing from Rethink to interview other service users about how the felt about the prospects of recovery.
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Full Circle

Author: Pauline Pearce

Full Circle is a remarkable tale about a woman with Dystonia.

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ISBN: 1 904697 45 3

Pauline Pearce is a leading campaigner in raising awareness of people who live with Dystonia. Full Circle is a very open and heart rendering account.
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Hooter Magic

Author: Dr. Caroline Bett

A moving autobiography on post natal depression.

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ISBN: 190469716 X

Dr Caroline Bett is a GP,

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Hypermania Revealed

Author: Hoy Sis Tui

This book has a positive insight into hypermania. It gives factual and medical information about the condition and personal accounts of a hyper-maniac. It enables people to understand this condition. It looks at the beneficial characteristics of a hypermaniac and how these can actually improve some aspects of your life. It is extremely informative and original.
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ISBN:1-904697-81-X

Hoy Sis Tui is the pen name for what of the leading figures of the mental health movement globally. This book will open eyes, change lives and empower people with mental health issues worldwide.
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It's Happening To Me ?

Author: Rosealine Allen

I think that what is happening to me is part of a wider story against the black community. Schizophrenic or conspiracy? You decide although I urge you to believe me. But I hope you are open minded, and unlike psychiatrists you do not try to hush me, or think me crazy. book extract

ISBN: 1-904697-08-9

I am a black woman born to African Caribbean parents in the 60ís. I live in council estates first in Hackney, then Tower Hamlets, then Hackney again in my youth. Whether my youth was typical of a Black British girl back then, I cannot say, but I do believe the problems that existed between my parents were common for West Indians at that time.
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Lahlekile

Author: Doreen Foster

Lahlekile is largely an oral history which reflects the South African nursing struggle across a hundred years as experienced by black respondents of all ethnicities.
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ISBN: 1-904697-52-6

I wish to express my deep appreciation to the many nurses who were generous enough to share their experiences with me. In doing so, they have validated the political struggle of South African nurses.
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Learning to Cycle

Author:James Palmer

This book is original in terms of its format and its content. It gives a true reflection of OCD. The positive message of this book will give you hope. It is extremely inspirational.
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ISBN: 1-904697-91-7

James Palmer is a primary school teacher who has nearly completely recovered from his OCD. He has a keen interest in mental illness and aims to create more awareness of OCD.

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Let's Hang On To Mental Health

Author: Anne Brocklesby

This book is an attempt to help us all prevent the onset of mental distress. I have written it with the benefit of hindsight, because I have been through a 'nervous breakdown' and been diagnosed with having Bipolar II Disorder, a form of manic depression.


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ISBN: 1904697798

I have put a great deal of my own experiences into this book, which I hope will be helpful to professionals and others who do not know much about mental health problems. It can also be helpful for those who have experienced mental distress, in the same way as I have, to know that they are not alone.
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Little Girl Lost

Author: Lovisa Pahlson-Moller

This book is about Lovisa's life and how she overcame her problems through writing. It is an honest, interesting and touching book. She gives us some insight into her desire for acceptance for being herself. You can relate to her feelings.
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ISBN:1-904697-99-2

The author spent a period of time in hospital. She used to harm herself and hear voices. Her aim is to reach out to others and be accepted.

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Living Without Marbles

Author: Clare Hill

Living Without Marbles combines a personal tale with a positive A-z of mental health.
There is a smattering of humour, and loads of stuff that will make you stop and think! Overall it is a positive guide to living without marbles. Enjoy!
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ISBN: 1 -90169750 X

By sharing my deepest thoughts, maybe I can help to challenge the stigma that is associated with mental illness. Maybe I can help people who are in severe emotional distress to talk about and get help for their problems, rather than feeling that suicide is the only way out.
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Little Steps

Author: Katharine Wealthall'

Little Steps reveals the re is huge ignorance and lack of understanding surrounding eating disorders. Katharine explains the reality of eating disorders in order to improve this situation.
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ISBN: 1 9467 07 0

Katherine was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and now lives in King's Lynn, Norfolk with her husband. Katherine's interests include animals, in particular dogs and horses, sport, writing, film and theatre. She previously worked as a drama teacher for 5 years before completing a year's actor training and starting her professional career as an actress.
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Living With Mania

Author: Dick Redbourn

Mania without depression is a relatively rare problem, this detailed account of his experiences describes how Dick has managed to come to terms with his illness. Dick hopes his long experience might offer one or two ideas to anyone suffering from occasional or regular manic episodes.
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ISBN: 1 904697 31 3

Dick Redbourn was born in Brighton, Sussex in 1941. Dick is married with two children and has recently acquired two boisterous grandsons. A physics graduate, Dick qualified as an air conditioning engineer and has worked for various manufacturers in that field from 1967 to the present day. He is a sports enthusiast generally, but the game of cricket has been the love of his life
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Love Is A Spider's Web

Author: Queen Irena

An inspirational tale about a wife raising seven children struggling to maintain sanity in a loveless marriage
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ISBN: 19046975 85

 

Queen Irena is a rastafarian woman living in Lewisham. She is a source of inspiration to her local community and is also a deeply moving performance poet.
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Madness at Midnight

Author: Bianca Benjamin

Chipmunka E Book Best Seller

A fascinating and moving journey into metapsychosis, schizophrenia, faith and the paranormal. I thought manic depression was the epic battle.
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ISBN: 1-904697-12-7

My first hand account of the horror of mental breakdown, a damning critique of the help and support on offer for mental health patients dependent on the NHS and a poignant memoir of one womanís breakdown and descent into hell and back again.

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Madpride

Authors: A Celebration of Mad Culture by 24 different people.

Book reviews and extracts will be added shortly but the Madpride anthology needs no introduction. Back by popular demand. Respect going out to Pete Shaugnessey and Robert Dellar.
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ISBN 1 904697 59 3

Big Issue book of the month when released in 1999. The Madpride anthology is celebration of mad culture. Party on dudes - the Madpride movement is alive and well. The reissue of this book is dedicated to Pete Shaugnessey a leader of the UK survivor movement.

 

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Mind boggled

Author: Yvonne Poulson

In these pages you will meet a woman Survivor, and enter the context of her life experience, including health systems over 70 years, and educational, cultural, religious, legal and political systems in England from 1929 to 2004.
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ISBN: 1 9046976 07

Yvonne Poulson lives in London and is a mental health activist. She writes reviews for Chipmunkapublishing and Southwark Mind Magazine. Her campaigning is of great inspiration to many service users.
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Missing Factor

Author: Marie Berger

This book is for anyone concerned in any way with haemophilia or who wants an insight into the daily life of a family living with the condition. It is told in plain English and provides a good read as well as a wealth of advice and information.
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ISBN: 1-904697-11-9

An indispensable handbook for all parents of children with haemophilia, written by a mother who has herself brought up a son, Nathan, severely affected with the condition. She describes vividly the traumas she suffered when her son was first diagnosed, her bewilderment as she struggled to understand the implications and how she gradually learnt to cope and to bring up her family of five children.

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Move Over Manic Depression Here I Am

Author: Anne Brocklesby

A sincere and moving autobiography about a mother of two whose life is turned upside down by Post Natal depression. Anne suffered severe side effects for taking prozac but fought back through first CBT, studying, poetry and writing about her condition.
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ISBN: 1-904697-14-3

Sincere, post natal depressive mother, CBT, university, recovery and bad effects of Prozac Anne's bravery is an example to us all that people can conquer adversity.
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My Longest Journey

Author: Ann Samuel

This book is an interesting account of one woman's battle with depression. It demonstrates the difficulty she had in finding herself and trying to understand herself. It is an extremely touching book and it deals with a variety of issues to do with religion and culture, as well as depression.
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ISBN: 1-904697-96-8


Ann Samuel suffered from clinical depression. This book is a diary account of three years of her life while she was suffering from depression. She aims to give people hope and connect with other mental health sufferers.
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My Self, The Enemy

Author: Deborah Espect

This book portrays the emotional and psychological difficulties associated with mental illness. It gives you an insight into her insecurities and troubles. It gives you the feeling that you are not alone. You can relate to her emotional plight.
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ISBN: 1-904697-89-5

Deborah Espect was born in France and now lives in London. She has been in an American magazine and is currently working on a screen play and some short stories. This book is a reflection of the emotional difficulties involved with mental illness.
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Necessity of Madness (The)

Author: John Breeding

An ingenious account of a book that explains how psychiatry is based on supposition by an American Professor who is a psychiatrist. This book will be a pioneering educational tool for the British Mental Health Movement.
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ISBN: 1 9046976 07

John Breeding is a father of two and lives in Texas and is extremely active in campaigning on the negative effects that prescribed medication can have on youngsters in the US.
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Ox Bow (The)

Author: Janet Cresswell

A life in Broadmoor at the hands of psychiatric oppression reveals the real truth about mental health services.

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ISBN: 1904697097

Janet Cresswell spent much of her life in Broadmoor and writes a revealing account of the truth about the corruption of mental health services and how the medical system can often punish people instead of helping them. An eye opening account and a necessary read for everyone who works in mental health services.
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Pain is my Pleasure

Author: Tahir Malik

This book is an autobiographical account of the writer's "mental illness". It is an honest account of the good and bad times in his life. It argues that mental health sufferers should not be ashamed and that help is available. It is a supportive and inspirational book.
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ISBN: 1-904697-90-9

Tahir Malik is from the Pakistani muslim community. A user of the Amardeep Service, which is a mental health service for the South Asian community.He aims to eliminate the stigma associated with "mental illness".
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Poems of Survival

Author: Sue Holt

Manic Depressive and Christian Sue Holt, warms and inspires us with her poetry. The poems are full of sentiment, strength, faith and vitality.
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ISBN: 1 904697 61 5

 

Sue had a successful launch in Rochdale and gave an inspirational speech. She is a key member of the survivors group there. She has a strong Christian faith and has a keen interest in painting and sculpture.
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Ranting out the Devil

Author: Kathleen M Hill

This book provides an extremely emotive and honest account of Kathleen's view of mental health professionals. She has empowered many patients who have suffered in hospital. She has provided mental health patients with a voice.
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ISBN:1-904697-44-5

Kathleen is an inspirational figure in the global service user movement. Kathleen lives in Canada, thus showing Chipmunka's global appeal.

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Self Harm

Author: Louise Pembroke/Anthology

"Perspectives from Experience". An anthology of 7 stories from real self harmers. This is how they feel. Self harm is harrowing for those who do it and for those who have to stand by and watch while a loved one suffers. book extract

ISBN: 1 9046976 23

 

Edited by Louise Roxanne Pembroke. Louise Pembrokeís book gives us a clearer picture of what self harmers go through Ė how they think and react.
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Hear the Silence

Author: Jamie Glaser

This book gives a compelling and inspiring account of how to recover from a mental illness. It will give you hope and reduce the feeling of isolation. This book acknowledges that mental illness can affect anyone. It provides useful advice and knowledge.
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Jamie Glaser is a successful musician with manic depression. He has overcome and controlled his illness without the use of medication. The aim of writing this book was to give fellow sufferers the opportunity to help themselves overcome their illness.
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Skinheads Rastas And Hippies

Author: John Williams

Inspired by the simple commodities of life. A book to be read by the skinheads, rastas and hippies! or even if you are not part of any of them .A real entertaining read.

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ISBN: 1904697232

 

A boy wearing a earring, is he gay? does long hair always mean its part of a religion, cant it be a hairstyle? John Williams talks about the other half of his life, a life full of questions and answers both revealed as time goes by.

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Sleeping Gods

Author: Lisa Ceneri

A collection of poetry from human experiences of Lisa. Describing the conflict & challenges faced whilst attempting to achieve in life what most people would sometimes lose hope on.

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Lisa is an amazing poet who has a deep insight into spirituality and new wave holistic thinking. She's currently living in Goa

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Stages of Schizophrenia (The)

Author: Mark Ellerby

It is often said that schizophrenia cannot be understood unless you have had it yourself. I would not go so far as to say it is unimaginable but the problem of communicating the experience requires an in depth look at a particular case. I think it is possible to communicate it a little more than this first sentence indicates.

 

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ISBN: 1904697755

 

My biographical history is very much dominated by schizophrenia which began at age 21. I had just graduated from university and starting a PhD. course in political philosophy. I had to give up my PhD. after a five year struggle with the illness due to a lack of information to hand about what hearing voices actually is
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Strands Of My Lover's Hair

Author: Matthew Woods

The story is of a schizo-defective who is not even very good at being that; subdued to the void and infiltrated by anxiety and torment in a world of obsession. The book is a means of coping with that premise contained within a love story.

 

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ISBN: 1904697771

 

The story is of a schizo-defective who is not even very good at being that; subdued to the void and infiltrated by anxiety and torment in a world of obsession. The book is a means of coping with that premise contained within a love story.
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Streatham Ice

Author: John Mckelvie

Based in streatham. A story about a young college boy.abit mad but not too bad 'McEwan' cant seem to get the balance right. Young male self harm is the taboo of the story,the signs of McEwans disturbance are clear but not understood.from college failure to family distress to sexual assault & suicide attempt,this story is for all the 'lost' sons out there.

 

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John Mckelvie lives in Streatham with his family & works with young people in Brixton.He also works for the National Mental Health charity- 'together-working forwell-being' (formerly Maca).
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Sweet And Bitter Fool

Author: Philip Clements

This book is the description of an Anglican priestís experience of manic depression. Manic depression is powerful but the sufferer need not be overwhelmed and can still live and achieve against all odds and expectations.
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ISBN 1-904697-09-7

 

Many have written of their experience of acute depression. I simply add my own personal testimony to theirís, a record which is also an account of aspects of my ministry as an Anglican priest and the effects of the illness on my work.
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There Will Always be a Sunrise

Author: Lorraine Blackburn

This book gives an interesting account of her life which involved going into hospital, self-harming, etc. It portrays the uncertainty she felt and how she tried to understand herself. The aim of this book is to make lay people and professionals more aware of this issue and to let other patients know that they are not alone. It gives you hope and sees people with poor mental health as survivors rather than sufferers.
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ISBN:1-904697-48-8

Lorraine Blackburn is 34 years of age and has clinical depression. She was wrongly diagnosed for 18 years with Bi-polar disorder. She has now overcome her condition and wants people to know that they are not alone.
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The Musical paintbox

Author: Fiona Whelpton

The live of Clair who was a born loner and none of the others of her age had anything in common with her. Music was the only thing that consumed her thoughts and her comfort nevertheless underneath was a deep dissatisfaction.
One day she realised that she needed to find solace and become normal. The only way she could do this would be to break away from the expectations placed on her by her family to be somebody that she could never be.

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Fiona Whelpton manages to describe a horrendous condition and always come out fighting with a positive mind set. Fiona is an example to everyone who has gone through hardship and plans to overcome it. Fiona lives in Nottingham and is a Chipmunkapublishing consultant.

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Through the Eyes of a Dyslexic

Author: Andrew Purnell

This book looks at the life of dyslexic. It gives some insight into dyslexia and creates more understanding of the condition. It generates more awareness and argues for more support to be provided for sufferers. It is an interesting and informative book.
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ISBN:1-904697-92-5

Andrew Purnell is a dyslexic and has a keen interest in this area. He aims to create more awareness about this issue especially, with regards to education.

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The Tyrannical Child

Author: A D Chadwick

This book is an autobiographical account of mental illness and family life.It is interesting and informative. It clearly depicts the isolation he felt.
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ISBN:1-904697-88-7

The author had poor mental health and has written an account of his life. Giving an insight into the trauma & isolation he went through.
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Why Me ?

Author: Tony Hurley

Tony Hurley writes his amazing story about living with manic depression after graduating with the open university.
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ISBN: 1 904697 64 X

Tony Hurley was instrumental in the forming of the manic depression fellowship when it was in its infancy. At one time he had 5 councilors looking after him but always managed to maintain a positive out look in life and in his relationships.
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Worry Go round (The)

Author: Melanie Cross

This book describes how a 'normal' person with a 'normal' life overcomes chronic depression. Mel is not ashamed of her depression and hopes her book will allow others to feel the same way.
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ISBN: 1 904697 64 X

Melanie Cross was born in Bristol in 1971 and now lives in the lovely Painswick valley in the Cotswolds with her husband, daughter and crazy cat George. In 1995 Melanie completed a B.Ed (Hons) degree and went on to teach at a primary school in Bristol, until she became ill in 1999. As she recovered she went on to run and manage an Animal Care Centre and took further qualifications in feline behaviour and became an assessor of NVQs in Animal Care.
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World Is Full Of Laughter (The)

Author: Dolly Sen

Dolly's memoir describes how she was an actor from an early age surviving childhood abuse and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, then manic depression.
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ISBN: 1904697 65 8

Dolly Sen lives in Streatham and has a brother who is a famous DJ. This year she is busy making documentaries including one about Chipmunkapublishing authors and one on her own book. She is also a publisher and renowned poet.
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Yo Yo

Author: Celia Pearson

Manic Depression, two suicide attempts, 3 miscarriages, still born Siamese twins, a cot death, a premature baby and a husband who killed himself and Celia can still share her pain to help others. Remarkable.
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ISBN: 1-904697-15-1

As the wife of an Army officer I was given MAOIs and amphetamines to cure depression. During my married life I twice attempted suicide, had 3 miscarriages, stillborn Siamese twins, a cot death and a premature baby. Then my husband hanged himself. In the midst of this I had several operations.

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