The Quiet Room

Author: Lori Schiller,Amanda Bennett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446549355

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child-the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

The Quiet Room

Author: Sian E. Jones

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 1839758937

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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The story begins in 1921 with the birth of twins to the Demengels, a notable family who inhabit Celyn Lodge in Cornwall. Right from infancy, Lara becomes something of a thorn in the side of the Demengels, threatening to tear at the fabric of the family and bring shame upon their good name. From the age of eight, Lara is exiled to an annexe of the main house as her behaviour becomes increasingly oppositional and beyond the scope of her parents' control. The only tangible relationship she has is with Nancy, the family's cook and long term employee. It is under the auspice of Nancy's care within the grounds of Celyn that Lara spends the next few years, growing increasingly feral and wholly estranged from the rest of her family. Her twin Milla is simultaneously living a genteel life and being groomed for an advantageous marriage like her older sister, Emmeline. Lara's very presence threatens the reputation and social standing the family enjoy. In 1937, Lara's fortunes are set on a tragic trajectory in 24 hours that will forever change her life and have a ripple effect that will touch the lives of many. She is taken to Wellswood, an asylum for the mentally defective, a cruel and hostile environment where she will encounter gratuitous and conscious cruelty but will also find friendship and love she has not known before. 1975. Shelley Merrigan comes to Cornwall to start her nurse training. Nursing a broken heart, she leaves the warmth of her family and homeland in Wicklow, Ireland to start what she hopes will be a career where she can help and enhance lives. She begins her first placement on Cypress ward. Lara is the first patient she meets and she leaves an indelible impression. She is intrigued by the silent Lara Demengel, an enigma that piques her curiosity. As she digs deeper into her history she is unprepared for the collision course they are both on to an event that will bind them both forever. Shelley finds herself in an alien environment where callousness rather than care is the order of the day. Stymied by fear, she finds herself immobilised and unable to stand against the regime of tyranny on Cypress ward. Until she aligns herself with Doctor Vix Winstanley, she neither condones nor condemns the actions of senior staff. The Quiet Room was ubiquitous in all of the old asylums. A sanctuary within a sanctuary; a place of low stimulation to escape the melee of the larger dayroom. They were underutilised except for study and meetings. It is in the pursuit of studying Lara's case notes that her story unfolds and the dehumanised Lara's history shapes all of their lives.

The Quiet Room

Author: Chester Music

Publisher: Music Sales Group

ISBN: 1787591468

Category:

Page: N.A

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You Are Not Who You Claim

Author: Evelyn Lau

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780888782915

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

View: 8270


Strong, intimate, disturbing and finally poignant, Evelyn Laus poems are about people, trapped and hurting behind their many masks of conformity.

The Quiet Place

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455746

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8448


Ever since the fall of the Thallonian Empire, Si Cwan has been searching for his younger sister, the only other survivor of the royal family. His quest has been a hard one, filled with many disappointments, but now it may be nearing its end.... On the planet Montos, a mysterious young woman, whose past is shrouded in secrecy, finds herself pursued by both the fanatical Redeemers and a vicious race of feral predators known only as the Dogs of War. All are in search of information regarding the true nature and location of the Quiet Place, a mystical realm celebrated in myth and legend. Only this same woman, now called Riella, may hold the secret of the Quiet Place, a secret that the Redeemers and others will kill to possess. Is Riella indeed Si Cwan's long-lost sister? Before he can learn the truth, he and his crewmates must brave the unchecked savagery of the Dogs of War -- and enter the terrifying heart of the Quiet Place.

The Quiet Place

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802478891

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7568


Bestselling author Nancy Leigh DeMoss adapts the core themes of her teaching into a format her fans can enjoy daily: 366 portions of rich Bible study and practical applications.

New Frontier #7 The Quiet Place

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471107973

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 5234


Ever since the fall of the Thallonian Empire, Si Cwan has been searching for his younger sister, the only other survivor of the royal family. Now it seems his quest may be nearing its end. On the planet Montos a mysterious young woman, her past shrouded in secrecy, finds herself pursued both by the fanatical Redeemers and a vicious race of feral predators known only as the Dogs of War. All are after information regarding the true nature and location of the Quiet Place, a mystical realm celebrated in myth and legend. Is Riella indeed Si Cwan's long-lost sister? Before he can learn the truth, he and his companions - Mackenzie Calhoun, the scarred, alien captain recommended by Jean-Luc Picard; Commander Shelby, ambitious first officer and Calhoun's fomer lover; Dr Selar, the Vulcan physician formerly assigned to the Enterprise; Ops officer Robin Lefler, and the rest of the Excalibur's crew - must brave the unchecked savagery of the Dogs of War - and enter the terrifying heart of the Quiet Place.

Tabor Heights, Ohio: A Quiet Place

Author: Michelle Levigne

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In

ISBN: 1936000865

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8965


Widowed and pregnant, Jeannette Marshall returned to Tabor Heights to start a new life, seeking a quiet place to lick her wounds. Nathan Lewis loved Jeannette, but her heart was focused on raising her son, and he made himself be content acting as a favorite uncle to BJ. Then Jeannette's cruel in-laws invaded Tabor Heights, determined to take her son from her by any means possible, shattering her serenity. When Nathan offered marriage to help in her legal battle, Jeannette realized she wanted more than sanctuary and a quiet life. As she fought to regain her faith and her peace, she dared to try for a real family for BJ, and real love for herself.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786898

Category: Medical

Page: 968

View: 7942


The newly revised fifth edition of this popular reference is a start-to-finish guide for more than 400 basic to advanced nursing procedures. It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure and explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment.