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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Psych Central Launches New Sanity Score Web Tool to Help Assess an Individual’s Overall Level of Mental Health

Psych Central Launches New Sanity Score Web Tool to Help Assess an Individual’s Overall Level of Mental Health










HAVERHILL, Mass. (PRWEB) May 2, 2007

Psych Central® today announced the public beta launch of the Sanity Score™ Web tool at http://www.SanityScore.com that can help assess an individual’s overall level of mental health. The system takes responses from 90 questions and then calculates a person’s Sanity Score, a basic overall measure of a person’s mental health. Along with the numerical result, people also get a thorough description of life factors that emerged to support the result plus a graphical representation of how high that person scored along 21 different common mental health attributes.

“Millions of Americans who have a diagnosable mental illness never seek treatment for it, in part, because they are unsure of their level of mental health,” said Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D., founder and publisher of Psych Central. “We’ve refined this proprietary system to provide individuals with useful information about the state of their current mental health status.”

The system is free, easy-to-use, and doesn’t take long to complete. Simply go to http://www.SanityScore.com, log in with a free Psych Central account, and start taking the multiple-choice questionnaire. All-in-all, it only takes about 15 minutes to complete and receive immediate results, which can then be saved for future reference.

“Today’s public beta launch is meant to draw attention to the growing number of people who are seeking reliable and helpful information online,” said Grohol. “Visitor numbers to Psych Central, our flagship mental health Web site, have been growing consistently alongside the trend of people looking for reliable mental health information online. This is a great new tool that provides a new dimension to understanding mental health conditions that otherwise are difficult to quantify,” he said.

The Sanity Score system will become more refined and be updated as more people take the test.

After individuals complete the Sanity Score test and learn more about their mental health condition, they can head over to http://www.psychcentral.com to learn more about any concerns that they system uncovers. For each attribute, Psych Central has a complete offering of editorial news content, reference information, support communities, book reviews, blog posts, and more.

About Psych Central

Psych Central®, located at PsychCentral.com, is a leading mental health portal that features original, peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, ratings and reviews of medications and treatments, the popular World of Psychology blog, and a thriving online support community. Each month more than 600,000 people visit Psych Central’s independent libraries and communities, contribute to their own blogs, take an interactive screening quiz, and track their progress over time. Founded in 1995, Psych Central is published by John M. Grohol, Psy.D., a pioneer and expert in online mental health. Dr. Grohol’s leadership helped to break down the barriers of stigma often associated with mental health concerns, bringing trusted resources to the Internet. For more news from Psych Central, please visit http://psychcentral.com/about/press_releases/

Neither Psych Central nor Sanity Score are a substitution for provide professional diagnosis or treatment.

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