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Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (324 of 554)
Location: Kingston, Ontario

Music, Psychology, Politics, Sports


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,551,628 - Total Helpful Votes: 324 of 554
The Day The Voices Stopped by Ken Steele
I found this book powerful a powerful first hand account of what it is like to suffer from schizophrenia, even though each person experiences it a bit (or rarely, a lot) different.

I would caution that this is a rather bleak tale of insufficient treatment that was all to common decades ago, but is no longer usual. Also, the lengthy descriptions of his setbacks, victimization, etc. can bother sensitive readers - there are briefer and less depression biographies of this illness, but few as riveting.
Clinician's Guide to Violence Risk Assessment by Jeremy F. Mills PhD  CPsych
Clinician's Guide to Violence Risk Assessment by Jeremy F. Mills PhD CPsych
As a mental health professional starting out conducting psychological risk assessments, I found this text by far the best I have reviewed. This text excels in several respects: conceptually clear, empirically informed, well-organized, and succinctly written. Overall, excellent for a newcomer and of value to an experienced practitioner!

(Disclosure: The first author and I share an employer, but that did not influence my purchase and I do not believe it influenced this evaluation.)
We Were Born To Glory ~ Royal Wood
We Were Born To Glory ~ Royal Wood
Royal Wood is a somewhat sophisticated/pretentious singer-songwriter in the North American tradition with enough pop sensibility and an excellent band/production to make even his most uneven songs go down easy... this disc is particularly "radio friendly", seemingly in part to seek better sales... which I have no problem with, per say...

While Born to Glory is an enjoyable, and sometimes excellent disc, it often lacks the emotional and musical connectivity of RW's best work.

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