Recovered Not Cured: A journey through schizophrenia

Recovered Not Cured: A journey through schizophrenia

by Richard McLean

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Edinburgh, 1994 I am crouching in an alleyway. They can t see me here, so for the moment I am safe. There must be hundreds of loudspeakers projecting secret messages at me, and umpteen video cameras tracking every move I make...They will tie me up, soak my feet in water and have goats lick my feet down to the bone...    Melbourne, 2003 'Nowadays I say that I am recovered, not cured. I have a job, I have my band, I have my friends and my family. I pay my taxes and do the dishes; I'm independent. A couple of pills a day keep me slightly lethargic yet sane . I can live with that.'   Mental illness is common, and often devastating. In this day and age it is a treatable condition, yet many are left untreated, misunderstood. Richard McLean is one of the lucky ones. His words and pictures give us a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781741151343
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Richard McLean is a graphic artist/illustrator currently working for the Age newspaper in Melbourne. This is his first book.

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