FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Outskirts Press Releases New Memoir About Surviving a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia:
Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee
In the frontiers of America’s mental health institutions, fighting for freedom can become very personal.
September 24, 2015 – Denver, CO and Oakland, CA – In Fighting for Freedom in America, released by Outskirts Press, mental health counselor and author Clyde Dee asks, “Have you ever wondered if something is wrong with you? Have you ever wondered what it is like to find yourself driven into madness; and whether you will ever come back from catastrophic loss?”
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
Changing the Treatment Paradigm Locally for Those who Experience Psychosis
This workshop outlines how diverse persons with lived experience provided outreach, made presentations and ran groups in ways that honored their lived experience with “psychosis.” Imagine how a system populated with such specialists might improve treatment for those who might otherwise be wary of accepting services.
Tim Dreby, MFT Rehabilitation Counselor, Author, “Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions,”
1.Participants will be able to articulate two reasons why psychosis can be treated as a as a cultural issue.
2. Participants will be able to identify three reasons why paying more mindful attention to elements of universal process of “psychosis” can help lead to social rehabilitation.
3. Participants will identify three things that can be done locally to increase engagement of individuals who experience “psychosis”.
In the company of his own fellowship
A coldness impales the male persona
As he stands in a barren winter field
Where the rapidly shifting wind throws his
Chilled stiff body into nothingness.
He stands trying to conceal his shiver.
Above the infinite eye of the night
Glares down upon the stupid smallness
Of his existence, reminding him
That millions have died in war, all of whom
Have been embedded into the cold ice
Of this winter night. Masculinity
Winner of four categories!!!
Clyde Dee, author of Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions (Outskirts Press,) was selected a multi-winner in the first annual (2016) Human Relations Indie Book Awards. He received the Director’s Choice Award for Outstanding Human Relations Life Adjustment Indie Book. He was also recognized as a Gold winner (Inspirational category), a Silver winner (Problem Solving category) and a Bronze winner (Self-Reflection/Memoir category).
Honorable Mention Non-Fiction Biography
I wanted to thank the Daily News for covering the Deborah Danner shooting in a way that bears witness to experiences of stigma, oppression, and extreme isolation that Ms. Danner went through.
As a licensed mental health practitioner who has been exceedingly lucky to be able to provide services to extraordinary individuals like Ms. Danner over the past decade plus, I am am privy to many silenced stories that fit her profile. I find myself surprised and grateful that in this era of turmoil that the perspective in her essay makes its way to the public.
Eight years ago, frustrated by the limits of standard treatment, I started to run groups that sought to access experiences of oppression triggered by supernatural experiences such as Ms. Danner’s premonition about her future victimization by cop.
For Immediate Release: September 24, 2016
Reader’s Favorite recognizes “Fighting for Freedom in America” in its 2016 international book award contest.
The 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.
Oakland, California. Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
Buy book and services right here! Click shop! Dismiss