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Camarillo State Hospital: Snapshot of an Era A Collection of Poems and Prose By Lynne Stewart
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A young woman is labeled schizophrenic, but is living with anger and withdrawing from the oppression of abuse and trauma. She gains solace and amusement expressing herself writing poetry in an... More > insane asylum. The book is illustrated with pictures and drawings. The hospital was Camarillo State Hospital in Ventura, California in the mid-1960's.< Less
On Becoming Human: A Memoir By Lynne Stewart
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Lynne Stewart’s book is captivating and compelling as she chronicles her path to realizing her humanity. Her instincts to love and be loved were thwarted as she grew up. Her trust in the... More > goodness of life was betrayed. Hidden behind thick walls of misery and loneliness at twenty-eight tender, caring words were spoken to her. Her life changed forever. He became her psychotherapist. She survives the intense psychoanalytic psychotherapy and allows the reader to experience her epiphany as she emerges ready to live life to the fullest. Her ability to identify with others labeled “mentally ill” informs the next phase of her life. She becomes an advocate and organizer. The book is a must read for anyone struggling through the labyrinthine mystery of how to get emotional or psychological help in America today. Lynne has given a message of hope to the hopeless by showing others who suffer, another way out of pain. Twenty of her original drawings and paintings illustrate the facets of her journey.< Less
On Becoming Human: A Memoir By Lynne Stewart
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New full-color, hard cover edition with twenty of Lynne Stewart's original drawings and paintings illustrating her journey. This book is both captivating and compelling as Stewart chronicles her... More > long arduous path to realizing her humanity. Her journey through the chaos of a trauma laden childhood and of haphazard psychiatric diagnosis and treatment spans seven decades. She grew up in an environment that betrayed her child-like trust in the goodness of life. To protect herself she withdrew to a deep hidden place inside herself, layering thick walls of defense around her hopes and dreams for a future with human contact, relationships, and love. At 28-years-old tender, caring words were spoken to her secreted hopes. Learn how she became a "professional patient" and achieved what she calls her Ph.D. in "mental patient" as she spends her life in and out of psychiatric facilities. Find out how she became an advocate, organizer and corporate administrator for the California Network of Mental Health Clients.< Less