New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV

New Book Release, “After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity” Gathering Praise. Author to Appear on Internet TV

After Her Brain Broke

(PRWEB) March 21, 2010

Released earlier this month, After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman is quickly gaining praise from reviewers and interest from the media and those involved with serious mental illness.

On Wednesday March 23 at 3:00 PM Central Time, the author will be appearing on HealthyplaceTV to discuss her book.

Ms Bob Etier in her review on Blog Critics said “After Her Brain Broke should be required reading for the mental health field or Psychology 101 students”.

Political commentator, Raif Mair, wrote in “It’s a book I urge you to read” in The Tyee

Susan Inman’s daughter had one of the most severe cases of schizoaffective disorder that psychiatrists in Vancouver had ever seen. After a two year psychotic episode, she had a grim prognosis. Some psychiatrists predicted she would have to be institutionalized for life.

Fortunately, Susan’s ability to take unpaid leaves of absence and to teach part time enabled her to assume responsibility for her daughter’s recovery. Eventually, a new medication strategy freed her daughter, Molly, from a psychosis that she described as a living hell.

Susan said that “I could not find the stories from other parents that would likely have provided some comfort when I was the most overwhelmed. In my memoir, I share the complicated story of helping my daughter get her life back in the hope that it will help others in a similar situation and give them some comfort.”

No parent ever wants to see their child develop a chronic medical disability. But, when it is one that is so misunderstood by society as is schizophrenia and the other serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder, it is even more traumatic. Imagine how any parent would feel if faced with this situation described in the book:

” We are driving down Main Street to the grocery store when Molly’s attention is caught by a

homeless man in the corner of the parking lot who’s rearranging the clutter in his shopping cart.

‘Will I be getting a shopping cart?’

I park the car and will my voice to be convincingly certain as I take on this assumption that is said with a heartbreaking naivete.

‘No, these are sick people who don’t have a family to help them’.”

Dr. E Fuller Torrey, a former advisor to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Executive Director of the Stanley Medical Research Foundation and the best selling author of Surviving Schizophrenia said “this is one of the best accounts I have read of serious mental illness as told by a mother.” He went on to say that her “attempts to educate herself and her support of her daughter as they wend their way through the schizoaffective maze provide a model for other families. Highly recommended”

Dr. Stephanie Engel, a Harvard psychiatrist stated that this is “a much needed book about her experience as a mother…”

Dr. P Jane Milliken at the University of Victoria in BC states that “Susan’s story is inspirational”

Dr. Jehannnine C.S. Austin of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia adds that this book is “important reading for both family members and mental health professionals alike”.

A review byMs Bob Etier on Blog Critics stated that “After Her Brain Broke is critical of “traditional,” blame-the-parents psychotherapy which is surprisingly still practiced, and sensitive to how that approach can hurt the mentally ill, as well as their families”

Well known Canadian political commentator Raif Mair wrote in his review on The Tyee that this is “a story of great courage by each member of the family, very much including Molly. It’s a book I urge you to read.”

After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity, is published by Bridgeross Communications. ISBN 978-0-9810037-8-8 and is distributed by Ingram Books. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and in a Kindle format.


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The Internet is Your Resume — Enter

The Internet is Your Resume — Enter

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) September 1, 2009

It’s not hard to find horror stories about people not being hired because of a non-existent or questionable Facebook profile or online presence. But a new program holds the promise of helping students define and build their online brand and help them get hired. Corporation, a developer of tools and curriculum for personal branding through post-secondary education, today announced the availability of The program includes online or instructor lead curriculum, a comprehensive e-book and an online personal profile that each student can securely develop through post-secondary education. was developed alongside Algonquin College in the spring of 2009. Faculty members saw a gap between today’s social media tools and the need to coach students through the new rules of online communications, job search and personal branding. “We saw the shortfall between Facebook and Linkedin,” said Wendy Threader, Professor at Algonquin College. “We wanted a place to teach the underlying communications skills and help our students demonstrate their potential to future employers when they were ready.”

The program incorporates coaching, mainstream social media tools and branding techniques that aim to help students clearly define their unique positioning and help them demonstrate passion, initiative or leadership in their chosen fields or industries they want to pursue. “The underlying techniques associated with personal branding do not come naturally to students today,” stated Patti Church, co-founder of “Personal branding needs to be taught and it requires a certain amount of institutional instruction, mentoring and incentives to help students develop new skills and build confidence. is not limited to just public relations or marketing students. It provides the means for any post-secondary student in any discipline to develop their brand and learn the tools and techniques associated with 21st century communications.”

“By aggregating the latest social media tools such as blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, and RSS into an interactive profile, we provide the means to help create professional connections with future employers” says Andy Church, co-founder of “We advocate a clean break from Facebook to develop one’s brand with peers, professors and third parties. No matter how much fun sharing content online can be, party photos, sarcastic wit and gaming scores should be shared amongst friends, not professional contacts.”

Algonquin College is expanding beyond its initial pilot to allow several hundred students access to the program this September. The School of Business at Centennial College is also rolling out to select classes this fall. “ incorporates several best practices into a unified branding process,” said David Johnson, Dean of the School of Business at Centennial College. “We believe our students will be able to better articulate and demonstrate their unique skills and experiences relevant to the jobs they will seek when they graduate.”

The Sprott School of Business at Carleton University is piloting within its Marketing: New Tools and Approaches class. “The purpose of this course is to focus on new, leading edge marketing practice and theory,” said Leighann Neilson, Assistant Professor, Sprott School of Business. “We believe will provide our students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the application of new technologies, such as social media, to marketing problems. The personal branding components of WhyHire.Me will give our students the opportunity to assess how well these new marketing tools work, as well as help them differentiate themselves and enter the job market with crisp positioning, delivered through a personal URL.” is currently available through participating post-secondary institutions. It includes 8 hours of instructional learning that can be easily integrated into existing communication, technology or business courses, or offered through a general education class. The curriculum and accompanying e-book cover the 4 D’s of personal branding: Dig Deep, Declare Your Brand, Display Yourself and Deploy Your Brand.

About Corporation Corporation develops tools and curriculum for personal branding through post-secondary education. Its founders have a passion for learning and sharing best practices in branding, marketing communications and technology. More about us at

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Internet addiction a Canadian problem, too.

Internet addiction a Canadian problem, too.


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is exploring new training frontiers with a forthcoming workshop on Internet Addiction. According to the faculty, internet behaviour expert Richard Davis, “people who are addicted to the Internet have difficulty cutting down on their Internet use, constantly think about the Internet when they are offline, spend less time with their family and friends, neglect work or school and exhibit several problematic behaviours that affect daily life functioning.”

“This issue is certain to grow as Internet use expands and this is a good opportunity to learn more about it,” said Bernard Monette, Specialist with CAMH’s Education and Training Services. “This will provide an opportunity to begin the discussion about some of the negative consequences associated with using the Internet and to begin to assess the treatment needs for people who experience these difficulties,” Monette said. The workshop, to take place on March 8, 2001, is part of CAMH’s ongoing work to educate health professionals about mental health and addiction related conditions.

This one-day workshop – the first of its kind in Canada – designed to educate health care professionals to recognize, assess and treat Internet addiction. Davis is a Ph.D. candidate at York University and CEO of the online health company He has found that “many Canadian doctors, social workers, nurses and other allied professionals are not aware of the symptoms of Internet Addiction…Canadians are spending more and more time online, and in some cases their offline worlds are being negatively affected. Health professionals need to become aware of this problem and how they can help their clients manage it effectively.”

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is the largest mental health and addiction facility in Canada and has been designated by the World Health Organization as a Centre of Excellence. is an Internet healthcare company, based in Toronto, connecting Canadian

physicians and consumers to the entire healthcare industry.


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(PRWEB) November 26, 2004

Terry McKinty, Vice President, Somersault Promotions (, announced today in Ottawa, that RunnersWeb (, the Ottawa based internet running and triathlon website, will be the official internet media sponsor of the inaugural “Canadian” Iron Distance Triathlon and Duathlon. This iron distance event will be held on September 3, 2005 and is building on the highly successful Canadian Half Iron Distance event held on that date for the last 4 years.

“We are really pleased to be partnering with Runnersweb, the original and foremost internet site for running, track & field and triathlon,” said Mr. McKinty, who is also Race Director of the first iron distance event in Ontario. “With a readership that has reached 1,000,000 page views per month, we see this partnership as important to spreading the word on this world class event we are hosting in Ottawa. We are especially pleased that the Runner’s Web will also be associated with the 8 other events in our Eastern Ontario event series, which includes the “Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon.

“Our partnership with Somersault Promotions is an extension of our ongoing community support for running and triathlon events,” said Mr. Parker, whose involvement in amateur sport in the Ottawa area spans 30 years. “With our rapidly growing web presence we feel we can help Somersault reach new participants for the Canadian Iron Distance Triathlon and Duathlon and other events.”

The relationship will see all the official results from The Canadian and the other Somersault promotion races, being posted on the Runnersweb site, and Somersault promoting the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team (OACRT – OAC Racing – a women’s road racing and multisport club – which Ken founded in 1981 and the Runner’s Web currently sponsors.

For further information, please contact:

Terry McKinty. Race Director, The Canadian – 1-613-295-4008

Ken Parker, CEO, –, 1-613-746-4053

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