Robert Thomas Doran
I am a survivor of emotional trauma and mental illness. I write about mental illness with the hope and prayer that it will help faclitlate a kinder socielty, but also to illuminate mental illness and offer a guide for those that are similarly afflicted.
A Prison of Lies
Psychology, Pathology, Relationships, Parenting, Sexuality
This book is an odyssey through mental illness. Having its origin in a severe emotional trauma, the main character spirals from depression into a deep emotional abyss. In that darkness he struggles with and resists impulses to commit acts of violence, as well as his own suicide. The descent lands him in a psych unit overdosed on anti-psychotic medications. However the book ends on the threshold of his recovery, with the help of a skilled and caring therapist.
One Amazon review puts it succinctly as, "What mental illness looks like from the inside. The book is perhaps unique in its unblinking portrayal of mental illness. It's unflinching honesty is what gives clarity and illumination to a human condition which is hard for un-afflicted individuals to comprehend.
A Prison of Lies – now in its 2nd edition is also available through Amazon and other online book sellers.