What would you do if you received a message from a stranger telling you that your daughter, who is travelling alone in Turkey, is having some sort of mental ill health episode?
Dear Psychosis, is a confronting, dramatic and no-holds-barred account of a family’s experience following their daughter's first-ever psychotic episode in Istanbul, and her later diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
To some, it may be a warning, to others a story of hope. Most of all, it shows how the love and care given by strangers and family alike paved the way for their daughter’s recovery and inspired the family to break the silence around mental illness.
A powerful story that needs to be heard
The Annual Goody Business Book Awards aim to shine a light on social impact authors making a difference with words. Dear Psychosis, is a winner in the 2023 Awards for Self-Help Memoir category out of hundreds of nominations from around the world!
Dear Psychosis, is also a finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards for 2023.
“… a hair-raising but uplifting account of when a loved one moves from day-to-day sanity to being psychotic, the rare kindness of strangers, strategies for moving through the crisis, and how resilience generally requires exposure to a flame."
Professor Gordon Parker AO
Founder of the Black Dog Institute