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Mind Full of Scorpions

Mind Full of Scorpions

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Dare to travel inside the mind of someone with serious mental illness and you will never be the same.
Dare to travel inside the mind of someone with serious mental illness and you will never be the same.

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www.Amazon.comKatherine Tapley-Milton
 
A MIND FULL OF SCORPIONS
BYKATHERINE TAPLEY-MILTON
 
 
Table of Contents
 INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1CHAPTER ONE: THE TIGER.....................................................................................................3CHAPTER TWO: STORIES MY FATHER TOLD ME AS A CHILD.......................................5CHAPTER THREE: WANTING TO GROW UP DEAD.............................................................8CHAPTER FOUR: HEAVEN AND HELL................................................................................10CHAPTER FIVE: THEY’RE FALLING LIKE FLIES.............................................................14 CHAPTER SIX: GETTING DEGREES, DODGING HALLUCINATIONS............................17 CHAPTER SEVEN FATHER, I’VE DIED AND GONE TO HELL........................................22CHAPTER SEVEN FATHER, I’VE DIED AND GONE TO HELL........................................26 CHAPTER EIGHT: THE FIRES OF THE MIND....................................................................30CHAPTER NINE: MOVING UPTOWN.....................................................................................31CHAPTER TEN: WHY DO SOME PSYCHIATRISTS ACT CRAZY?.....................................33CHAPER ELEVEN: FITNESS FIASCO...................................................................................35CHAPTER TWELVE: THE DAY MY FATHER DIED............................................................36 CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE SOLITARY LIFE......................................................................38CHAPTER FOURTEEN: MIRACLES OCCUR IN THE STRANGEST OF PLACES...........39 EPILOGUE: BIRD ON A WIRE.................................................................................................40 APPENDIX: SONGS, ARTICLES, POEMS, WEBSITES, SOURCES OF HELP..................42
A. A SHORT PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY LESSON......................................................................42
FROM THE ANNALS OF PSYCHIATRIC ABSURDITY...............................................................................42
B. THE THINKIN’ SONG..................................................................................................................44C. SOME OF MY ARTICLES ON MENTAL ILLNESS...............................................................46
1. FAMOUS MENTALLY ILL PERSONS........................................................................................................462. FAMOUS ONLY IN THE MIND: AN INSIGHT INTO PSYCHOSIS.........................................................503. HUMOR THAT CAN HURT OR HEAL.......................................................................................................514. TMS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO ELECTROSHOCK.....................................................................................545. SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER................................................................................................................566. WHAT IS MISSING IN THE SYSTEM?.......................................................................................................607. IS REALITY THERAPY IN REALITY?.......................................................................................................638. WHAT IS WRAP?..........................................................................................................................................659. SHOULD I GO SEE THE PSYCHIATRIST WELL DRESSED?.................................................................67
D. SOME OF MY POEMS ON EXPERIENCING MENTAL ILLNESS ......................................69E. SAMPLE LEGAL FORMS FOR MENTALLY ILL PERSONS...............................................81
POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL CARE........................................................................................82ADVANCE DIRECTIVES FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.............................................................85PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCE DIRECTIVES TOOLKIT FOR CONSUMERS.................................................91
F. HELPFUL WEBSITES..................................................................................................................95

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