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Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
by Gail Griffith
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars insightful and humbling, Dec 2 2010
This raw, honest dialogue about living with depression comes from a personal account of a parent dealing with the confronting and agonizing journey of caring for a suicidal teen. At times the information shared is intense and can jolt the reader with its sincere transparency, yet it becomes a compelling read for anyone who has experienced the depth of torment and the emotional rollercoaster associated with depression. It is equally relevant for professionals and friends of sufferers who desire a glimpse into the real world of mental illness. Gail Griffith should be congratulated for her courage to share what was a traumatic and life-changing personal experience. It was a humbling read, and goes a long way to break down misperceptions and misunderstandings about teen mental health and related behaviours.

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life
by Jenni Schaefer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.12
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bringing hope, Aug. 21 2010
Jenni's latest book is a treasure awaiting discovery by those engaged in the recovery process from an eating disorder. The honesty, transparency and real emotion that Jenni shares with the reader offers true hope for full recovery. Mixed with humour and realism, she confronts the real situations and experiences of recovery, and blends it with a consistent reminder that recovery is not only possible, - it is very much a reality for anyone who is genuinely committed and has the strength of a firm network of support persons.

In my own journey, I had reached a point of complacency - a point of acceptance that I had partially recovered to a point where I could manage Ed in my life. I now know that I don't have to accept Ed's lingering presence over my shoulder - I can absolutely divorce him and give myself fully to Life.

Thank you Jenni for your candour, and your insightful reminders and encouragement. This book is a must read for sufferers, family, friends and professionals.

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