Back From The Brink Too
by Graeme Cowan
Family members of people with mental illness play an enormous role in providing care and support for people living with depression, as well as other forms of mental illness.
Back From The Brink Too provides much-needed practical guidance for family carers and raise awareness of the key role they play in helping to manage mental illness, but it also works to reduce the isolation many families experience.
It wasn’t until Graeme recovered from his own depression did he come to understand the tremendous toll that the illness caused his family.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – GRAEME COWAN
Graeme has had a reasonably successful business career, most recently as a corporate head hunter. He is divorced and have two children. He has had five major episodes of depression since I was 21. The last episode was by far the worst and lasted five years.
During that time he went through an extraordinarily difficult period which resulted in 4 hospitalisations and a suicide attempt. He tried 23 different medications, underwent ECT (shock treatment) on 19 occasions, tried Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, been coached in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and participated in many other programs related to the treatment of clinical depression. Since October 2005 he has gradually been climbing out of the fog
Graeme lives in Gordon, NSW and has been a strong supporter of our dNet. He has spoken to many ‘dNetters’ in researching for his book, including depressioNet Founder, Leanne Pethick.
HOW TO BUY
To purchase this book and or find out more about the author please visit Graeme Cowan’s website:I am Back from the Brink
Publisher: Bird In Hand Media