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Henry S Demons

Author : Patrick Cockburn
ISBN : 9781439154717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A British journalist and his schizophrenic son offer a dual memoir about how they have coped with the son's mental illness and his long, difficult journey toward recovery.

Henry S Demons

Author : Patrick Cockburn
ISBN : 143916035X
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On a cold February day two months after his twentieth birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton, England, and nearly drowned. Voices, he said, had urged him to do it. Nearly halfway around the world in Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned from his wife, Jan, that his son had suffered a breakdown and had been admitted to a hospital. Ten days later, Henry was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Narrated by both Patrick and Henry, this is the extraordinary story of the eight years since Henry’s descent into schizophrenia—years he has spent almost entirely in hospitals—and his family’s struggle to help him recover. With remarkable frankness, Patrick writes of Henry’s transformation from art student to mental patient and of the agonizing and difficult task of helping his son get well. Any hope of recovery lies in medication, yet Henry, who does not believe he is ill, secretly stops taking it and frequently runs away. Hopeful periods of stability are followed by frightening disappearances, then relapses that bleed into one another, until at last there is the promise of real improvement. In Henry’s own raw, beautiful chapters, he describes his psychosis from the inside. He vividly relates what it is like to hear trees and bushes speaking to him, voices compelling him to wander the countryside or live in the streets, the loneliness of life within hospital walls, harrowing “polka dot days” that incapacitate him, and finally, his steps towards recovery. Patrick’s and Henry’s parallel stories reveal the complex intersections of sanity, madness, and identity; the vagaries of mental illness and its treatment; and a family’s steadfast response to a bewildering condition. Haunting, intimate, and profoundly moving, their unique narrative will resonate with every parent and anyone who has been touched by mental illness.

Henry S Demons

Author : Patrick Cockburn
ISBN : 9781847377111
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On a cold February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton and tried to swim across, almost drowning in the process. The trees, he said, had told him to do it. Nearly halfway around the world, in Kabul, Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned that Henry, his son, had been admitted to a hospital mental ward and appeared to be suffering a mental breakdown. Ten days later, Henry was officially diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Thus begins Patrick and Henry's extraordinary account of Henry's steep descent into mental illness and of Patrick's journey towards understanding the changes it has wrought. With remarkable candour, Patrick writes of the seven years since, years Henry has spent almost entirely in mental hospitals. Schizophrenics are at high risk for suicide, and Patrick and his wife live in constant fear for Henry's life. Patrick also provides a fascinating glimpse into the conflicted history of schizophrenia's diagnosis and treatment and shows how little we still know about this debilitating condition. The book also includes Henry's own account of his experiences. In these raw and eerily beautiful chapters written from the hospital, he tells of the visions and voices that urge him on and of the sense that he has discovered something magical and profound. Together, Patrick's and Henry's stories create one of the most nuanced and revealing portraits of mental illness ever written, and a stirring memoir of family, parenthood, and the courage it takes to persevere and emerge, at last, whole.

Battling And Beating The Demons Of Dental Assisting

Author : Kevin Henry
ISBN : 9781947480063
Genre : Medical
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Every dental assistant faces challenges every day in his or her job. After coaching dental assistants around the country for more than a decade, Kevin Henry has compiled some of the biggest challenges he has heard and witnessed, as well as some ways to conquer them, in Battling and Beating the Demons of Dental Assisting. Whether you’re a dental assisting student, new assistant, or assistant who has been in the industry for years, this book can help you not only overcome your daily struggles but open your eyes to new career possibilities. If you are serious about your career—and enjoy a spot of humor along the way—then this book is for you.

The Boy Who Killed Demons

Author : Dave Zeltserman
ISBN : 9780715650240
Genre : Fiction
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‘My name’s Henry Dudlow. I’m fifteen and a half. And I’m cursed. Or damned. Take your pick. The reason? I see demons.’ So begins the latest thriller by horror master Dave Zeltserman. The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow‘s thirteenth birthday when his neighbour, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look ... different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees a nasty, bilious, rage-filled demon. Once Henry catches onto the real Mr. Hanley, he starts to see demons all around him, and his boring, adolescent life is transformed. There’s no more time for friends or sports, or the lovely Sally Freeman—Henry must work his way through ancient texts and hunt down the demons before they kill any more innocent children. And if hunting demons is hard at any age, it’s borderline impossible when your parents are on your case, and your grades are getting worse, and you can’t tell anyone about your mission.

Demon S Kiss

Author : Maggie Shayne
ISBN : 9781460307656
Genre : Fiction
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Book 10 in Maggie Shayne's Bestselling Wings in the Night Series Caged! Vixen is unlike any other vampire. A fox shapeshifter who was turned while in human form, she's a valuable curiosity to the rogue vampires holding her captive. When she's rescued by Seth, himself only newly turned, she's grateful but uninterested in staying to help him and his friends on their mission to eradicate the rogues. All she wants is to run free, to assume her fox form and revel in her wildness. But Seth can't stop thinking about her, and despite herself, she can't stop thinking about him. Soon she finds herself allied with Seth and the others to take down Gregor, the vicious rogue leader. But with a potential traitor in their midst and Seth unaware of her animal alter-ego, the dangers facing her, body and soul, may be more than this wild child and her heart can take. Don't miss a single title in Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series: Twilight Phantasies Twilight Memories Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella “Beyond Twilight” Born in Twilight, with bonus novella “Twilight Vows” Twilight Hunger Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella “Run from Twilight” Edge of Twilight Blue Twilight, with bonus novella “Before Blue Twilight” Prince of Twilight Demon's Kiss Lover's Bite Angel's Pain Bloodline, with bonus novella “Vampires in Paradise” Twilight Prophecy Twilight Fulfilled

A Field Guide To Demons Fairies Fallen Angels And Other Subversive Spirits

Author : Carol Mack
ISBN : 080506270X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explains how to identify the many species of demons, where to find them, and the traditional ways of appeasing or dispelling them

Angels And Demons

Author : Dan Brown
ISBN : 1439131104
Genre : Anti-Catholicism
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An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.

Billions Billions

Author : Carl Sagan
ISBN : 9780307801029
Genre : Science
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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Henry S Demons

Author : Patrick Cockburn
ISBN : 9781439154717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A British journalist and his schizophrenic son offer a dual memoir about how they have coped with the son's mental illness and his long, difficult journey toward recovery.

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