Unfaithful Mind By Marion Gibson
Hear Marion on problems of getting help for a mentally ill relative on People First Radio
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Marion With Ian Jessop CFAX Radio (25 minute interview Opens in New Window)
"A terrific read that will suck you into the bizarre world of severe mental illness." Amazon
"I would recommend this book to anyone suffering from a mental illness, particularly those seeking to learn more about schizophrenia, but quite frankly I'd recommend it to everyone because the mentally ill deserve to be acknowledged in the same way sufferers of other diseases are. And right now society by and large does choose to ignore its existence." Goodreads
Unfaithful Mind chronicles a couple's success in battling schizophrenia Georgia Straight
“What had happened to our beautiful happy life? Could it really be over for us? I just wasn’t sure if our love was strong enough to keep us together. I probably believed it wasn’t.”
It was an idyllic marriage. John and Marion were high school sweethearts who married and began a successful life together. He, an internationally respected scientist in his field and she, a business woman in her family firm. With three children and finally settled in Victoria. BC, Canada after stints in Vienna and Australia, tragedy struck. Despite the eventual and probable diagnosis of late-onset schizophrenia, John and Marion struggled to hold their family together and to deal with an illness that usually strikes much earlier in life. This is their story of what happens when the mind betrays you.
About The Author
Marion Gibson graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Environmental Studies. She is inspired to write for families who have a loved one with a mental illness. When not writing, Marion enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family in beautiful Victoria, BC. Unfaithful Mind is her first book.
With An Afterword by Dr David Dawson
Formerly Professor of Psychiatry, McMaster University, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Dawson now works part-time in clinical psychiatry, primarily with families, children, and adolescents. He devotes the rest of his time to teaching, writing, film making, and painting. He is the author of two academic books and one non -fiction book as well as a number of internationally acclaimed books of fiction.
Early Reviews From Librarything.com
"It is heartbreaking, beautiful, and everything all at once"
"I couldn't put it down from the very first page."
"informative, fascinating and heart-wrenching"
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Unfaithful Mind ISBN 978-1-927637-03-6, 176 pages, 16.95 Distributed by Ingram and available at Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Barnes and Noble , Kindle, Kobo and at other retailers.