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A Fine Line: A Balance to Survive Paperback – 3 Sep 2009
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a courageous and moving story written by a courageous woman, in which she describes vividly her experiences of some of the best and the worst of human behaviour. It should provide help and insight to many people who are enduring mental suffering. It is a powerful lesson for those who live with, care and provide support for people with mental disturbance and those who administer health-care systems --Prof. Frederick Toates, co-author of Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour
From the Author
The book is a true account of severe child abuse and the ambiguous care after in a psychiatric unit. The book has been praised by the medics for the non biased approach and feedback of the care. The British Psychology Society have praised the book and mentioned it in their newseletter. The Educational Psychology service, Liaison Psychiatry, Social Services, Counselling, CAMHS and many more professionals have praised and supported the book. The Chief Executive of Leics NHS Trust has bought a number of copies for the Senior Managers of the NHS and he has recommended different staff to read the book. Old Middle Foster home an affiliate of The Retreat in Yorkshire has nominated the book for Mind Book of The Year Award. The author has received many messages of support and thanks from the public. People have stated the book has helped them understand other people better. The aim of the book is to a raise awareness of child abuse and help promote better understanding and care for people with mental health issues including trauma.See all Product description
Top customer reviews
This book is absolutely amazing, and makes you look at child abuse the mental health system in a completely new light.
Thank you for writing this book, I read it in 2 days, just couldn't put it down...except where it made me so angry I wanted to smash my kindle!
You are an amazing writer and woman! I wish you all the luck in your life. And to people thinking of purchasing this book. Do it! You won't regret it!
However once I started I couldn't put it down. I found that this author provided us with such insight to the character you almost felt you were her..
As formally trained as a psychiatric nurse it actually made me question myself. Did I ever treat a mental health patient with as little respect as the author had At times been shown??? Every mental health worker should read this..
The level of abuse that the author suffered was described in a very heartfelt way. There was no way you didn't know how much loathing the author felt for both the abuser and for herself. Obviously she couldn't control this abuse and hid it from loved ones as only an abused Child/ Adult can..Also she made us undersand the hardship suffered wen not understanding why her loving parents didn't notice the signals of abuse..
I definitely felt this book provided me with a certain amount of catharsis. It was difficult to read at times but None of the books containing this sort of abuse is considered light reading.
I most certainly would never describe the abuse scenes as being titillating.. That's actually a gross comment from a previous reviewer..
Really glad the author has managed to turn her life around and I'm so glad she was spared by God to help so many with her tail..
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I loved it, and I was hooked.
And I am abit of a book worm, when my depression & thyroid ism let's me.
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