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David's Adventure with Schizophrenia: My Road to Recovery by [LaChapelle, David]
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"David's Adventure With Schizophrenia"  is a profound memoir detailing the author's struggles and triumphs with a little understood mental illness. The story traces David's journey across Canada, into the United States, through institutions and prisons, finally ending in Peterborough, Ontario.

This memoir was not only emotionally stirring and sometimes humorous, it reflected a long standing issue regarding the treatment of mental illness. David's struggles to secure a proper diagnosis, his troubles to obtain treatment, and his experience within the justice system outlines some of the explicit problems that persons suffering from mental illness have to face. 

David's re-telling of his story gives readers the opportunity to put a truly "human" face to Schizophrenia. The story is wonderfully personal, and a refreshing change from the overly clinical nature that some non-fiction books take when discussing similar disorders. This is a memoir, after all, and David does an exquisite job of allowing the reader to experience his story through a uniquely intimate lens. After struggling through a pervasive disease, homelessness, imprisonment, and familial difficulties, David persevered and began to heal from the trauma of his disorder. For others struggling with this disorder, this book could offer true inspiration and reassurance that there is hope. 

I highly recommend this book for anyone wishing to explore the nature of Schizophrenia, for those battling mental illness, and even for students and teachers of Psychology who wish to shed the clinical gaze of the classroom. Readers of all backgrounds will be inspired and moved by Davids story. This was a truly enlightening and memorable book. OneTitle 

Samantha Moore

About the Author

Despite growing up in a far from perfect home, David LaChapelle went on to earn two diplomas in computer engineering from Seneca College in Toronto. As he grew older, LaChapelle constantly searched for a reason as to why his mother treated him so poorly. Through a multitude of self-help books, he found his answer. While attending Carleton University in Ottawa for political science, he found himself in a dangerous psychotic state. In denial over his current state, he packed up his life and went on a cross-country journey with a girl he met in the mental ward at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Thus was born the story behind "David's Adventure with Schizophrenia." Now a born-again Christian who has recovered from his disease, LaChapelle has published his first book and earned a psychology degree from Trent University.

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  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 7, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008J1JM06
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