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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Capital City Film Makers To Release Robots On Capital City Musicians

Capital City Film Makers To Release Robots On Capital City Musicians










OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) August 6, 2004

Giant Box Productions (http://www.GiantBoxRobot.com) announces the release of their first independent film, Giant Box Robot. After almost a year and a half from conception to screen, the finished product will be unveiled August 20, 2004 at Barrymore’s Music Hall (323 Bank St), amidst the sounds of Casey Comeau and the Halfmilers, Greenfieldmain, South of 78, and Graham Greer of Barstool Prophet fame. Tickets for the event are $ 6 in advance or $ 8 at the door. Advanced tickets are available at Invisible Cinema (319 Lisgar) or at the Barrymore’s box office.

About The Film

Giant Box Robot is told in the style of a 1920’s slap-stick black and white silent film, and is the story of the average man, the title character, Giant Box Robot. Average that is, except for the fact that he’s a robot, looking for love. He finds the object of his desire is a waitress-robot, one Ms Box Robot, at the local café in his hometown. As we watch these two love-bots establish a relationship, we see their attempts at affection thwarted by the forces of evil, embodied by the villainous Evil Box Robot and his masked henchmen.

Special Invitation

Members of the press are invited to a special advanced screening of the film on Friday, August 13 at Club Saw, located at 67 Nicholas. Doors open at 7pm with the film being shown shortly thereafter. This is an excellent opportunity to see the film first and chat with the filmmakers, cast and crew. Please RSVP via the contact information listed below to confirm your attendance.

About Giant Box Productions

This marks the first film released by Giant Box Productions. As the brainchild of three young filmmakers based in Ottawa, capital city can look forward to many more local releases in the future, as well as more representation at film festivals nation wide. Drawing on their several years of combined experience in the fields of film, music, performing arts and entrepreneurship they aim to make a splash in the Ottawa film community.


















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Rise Ashen’s New Album Release, Earth Dragon on FossilFuel Records

Rise Ashen’s New Album Release, Earth Dragon on FossilFuel Records










(PRWEB) March 7, 2003

Rise Ashen’s new album, earth dragon, will be released on Thursday March 13, 2003 at Bar 56-The Collection 56 Byward Market in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and mondomedeusah will be there to feel the groove!! The show will feature Blissom and Rise Ashen on decks and Juan Carlos Noria on Canvas.

Releases are planned for Toronto, Canada on March 26 with Denise Benson at Glide (that show will also feature Blissom and Rise Ashen), and for April 3 at Therapy with Jojo Flores in Montreal, Canada…sounds like a good one!!

Grammy award winner Roger Sanchez just licensed Rise Ashen’s “Second Wind” for his new mixed CD. You can check out Blissom’s remix of Rise Ashen’s torn on Glücklich 5. If you haven’t bought the new Rise Ashen single on Bombay Records, it features a new club mix and a dub by Miguel Graca and Pat Dream.

Check out the Rise Ashen and Trevor Walker mix of Jaeson Lee’s “Cirque West” track on Sunburn Records, and on Afroart, the dancefloor killer Batucada Ostinata by Ashen and Walker.

Blissom, Rise Ashen and Trevor Walker

have been in the studio producing what is bound to be the most out-there jazz-dance album on the Fossilfuel Label to date. Crazier than a bunch of loons in the studio, rumor has it the trio are going to call themselves B.A.W. (not to be confused with that other acronym from NYC

FossilFuel Recordings http://www.fossilfuel.ca


















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