In 2000 Dennis O´Donnell was approached to work as an orderly in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospital in central Scotland. ´I don´t know if I´m the man you want,´ he told the Charge Nurse. ´I´m not a fighter.´ ´I don´t need fighters,´ the Nurse replied. ´I need people who can listen.´ The Locked Ward is an extraordinary memoir that sets out to reveal the true story of life in a psychiatric ward - the fear, the violence and despair, and also the care and the compassion. Recounting the stories of the patients he worked with, and those of the friends he made on the ward, O´Donnell provides a detailed account of day-to-day life behind the doors of the most feared and stigmatised environment in healthcare. In doing so, he examines the major mental disorders, their symptoms and manifestations, and how certain triggers such as religion, sex, wealth, health and drugs bear influence; the methods of treatment, by medication, therapy and conversation; the love and support of patients´ friends and family members; success stories and failures, and attitudes to psychiatric illness, both by the authorities, by those around him - and his own. Over seven years O´Donnell witnessed the day-to-day lives of people suffering from the most hair-raising illnesses. What emerges is a document of humanity and humour, a remarkable memoir that sheds light on a world that still remains largely unknown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis O´Donnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001215/bk_rhuk_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever thought that someone in your life currently or someone you were involved with in the past is a narcissist? Perhaps you think that you may be living with one. You, or someone you know, could even have horrific stories to tell of Machiavellian encounters with your ´´loved one´´ that just wouldn´t stop. You may think that you are being treated like an ´´object´´, used for their every desire, or used like you are a slave, and you just can´t understand why. Some poor souls who believe they have been victims of narcissism tell of going through hell, then ending up divorced and millions of dollars in debt. Or you are positive your boss is a narcissist and you need to figure out how to deal with it, or you are going to ´´go crazy´´ or resign before you do. Maybe people have accused you of being a narcissist, and you think this accusation is just a nasty way of telling you they think you are selfish. Of course, you are better than most everyone else. Why can´t the world just accept it? Why won´t everybody do what you tell them to do? They know you are always right! Or have you ever feared that because you have so many ´´broken´´ relationships that you are indeed a narcissist? What is narcissism anyway? Is it really a mental problem that some people have, or is it just a ´´bad personality type´´? If it is a mental condition, how do you get it? Is it contagious? Is it ´´terminal´´? Can it be treated with drugs? Why in the world would anybody call the love of self narcissistic? I heard that a certain amount of narcissism is healthy, and without having it, you are going to get trampled on in life. Is this true? Where did this term come from? Once you have narcissism, if it is real, can anybody really do anything about it? Can a doctor help my spouse or my boss or not? If so, what kind of doctor? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104529/bk_acx0_104529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn was in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch by the time she was 22. Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying that his family feared for their lives. But after Autumn and Joseph began taking a nutritional supplement developed by their father - and based, incredibly, on a formula given to aggressive hogs - their symptoms disappeared, and today they both lead normal, productive lives. A Promise of Hope is the story of Autumn´s flight from madness to wellness and an astonishing scientific account of a treatment that has also helped thousands of others. It is a powerful call for a new understanding of mental illness, its causes and its treatments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Autumn Stringam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcca/000006/bk_hcca_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date-because this is still not normal. Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the APA´s ´´Goldwater rule,´´ which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic ´´duty to warn´´ supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump´s unnatural state. It´s not all in our heads. It´s in his.
The ultimate story of America´s dominant warriors.... When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the US government for over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the US Navy´s best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling selection process that leads to Team 6, a group so classified it technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on Earth. Don Mann knows what it takes to be a brother of this ultra-selective fraternity. As a member of Seal Team Six for over eight years, and a SEAL for over 17 years, he worked in countless covert operations, operating from land, sea, and air, and facing shootings, decapitations, and stabbings. He was captured by the enemy and lived to tell the tale, and he participated in highly classified missions all over the globe, including Somalia, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a current training coordinator for several civilian SEAL training programs, and as a former Training Officer of SEAL Team 6, he was directly responsible for shaping the bodies and minds of SEALs who carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden. But to become a SEAL, Mann had to overcome his own troubled childhood and push his body to its breaking point - and beyond. Inside SEAL Team 6 is a high-octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world´s most respected and feared combat unit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000770/bk_hach_000770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A modern visionary and one of the newest authors to come from America, Dr. Melissa Caudle combines a suspenseful thriller and the search for truth in regard to past lives and reincarnation in this mind-bending novel in the tradition of This Body: A Novel of Reincarnation by Laurel Doud, Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, and Past Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss. The result is a masterful original fiction novel as profound as it is awe inspiring. Never Stop Running is a pause-resisting thriller that begs to be listened to in a single sitting as this mental time travel spanning centuries and numerous past lives through regression hypnotherapy unfolds. Based on a true story of one woman´s struggle to recover her memories after a devastating accident left her with retrograde amnesia. This is an astonishing novel from an unforgettable author and is a must-listen.What happens when the unthinkable occurs? What would you do if your loved one all of sudden woke up and didn´t know who you were or for that matter who your family was either? For David and Jackie Hennessey, they had the perfect white picket fence life, marriage, family, and careers until the unthinkable happened - an accident that left Jackie with no memory. The couple struggled to find the balance between what they once shared and their new life. After David discovered Dr. Grayson, a well-known regression hypnotherapist, he convinced Jackie to seek his services in order to retrieve her subconscious memories. During her sessions, her memories surfaced only to uncover her past lives which crisscross centuries in her mental time travel. Faced with a moral dilemma of believing the dreams were once a reality and twisting her religious convictions on reincarnation, Jackie questioned her sanity and feared for her life after seeing her deaths in her previous lives. She believed she could never stop running as her marriage degrades and falls apart. Bas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessie Drumm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157551/bk_acx0_157551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When I had a Little Sister is a searingly honest and wryly heartbreaking memoir about a Lancashire farming family whose love of their land came hand in hand with the resilience to live off it. It’s a story of sisters and sacrifice, grief and reclamation, and the need to speak the unspeakable.When did she decide to die? Was it before midnight on Friday the 6th, because she couldn’t face another night, or was it before dawn on Saturday the 7th, because she couldn’t face another day?Did she think about us? Did she think about her dog, Ted, or her cat, Puss, sleeping on Grandma Mary’s old sofa in the conservatory and who would be waiting for her to feed them in the morning? What about her horses in the stable? Did she think about them? Did she imagine Dad finding her? It would have to be Dad, after all. It couldn’t be anyone else. Did she know what she was doing?On a cold December day in 2013 Catherine Simpson received the phone call she had feared for years. Her little sister Tricia had been found dead in the farmhouse where she, Catherine and their sister Elizabeth were born - and where their family had lived for generations.Tricia was 46 and had been stalked by depression all her life. Yet mental illness was a taboo subject within the family, and although love was never lacking, there was a silence at its heart.After Tricia died, Catherine found she had kept a lifetime of diaries. The words in them took her back to a past they had shared but experienced so differently and offered a thread to help explore the labyrinth of her sister’s suicide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Simpson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004347/bk_hcuk_004347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone remembers where they were during the September 11 attacks in New York. Larry Garrett, a Chicago hypnotist, will never forget, since he was in Saddam Hussein´s palace in Baghdad with Uday Hussein, Saddam´s eldest son. After an assassination attempt on Uday´s life, Larry Garrett was brought in to help with the recovery from the mental and physical pain. Larry writes about his account of dealing with the man often referred to as a psychopath, the CIA, a palace full of guards with machine guns, and visiting Babylon. The conversations about American culture and Uday Hussein´s very surprising views, to getting the behind the scenes account at the palace as a World War begins. Larry´s account of being the only American allowed into Iraq and hypnotizing the son of the most feared family in the World, will keep you in suspense. Larry Garrett has been in practice since 1968, operating the largest hypnosis centre in Chicago. He has received nationwide recognition for his outstanding contributions in hypnosis, including the 1991 Metzinger Award (which has only been presented six times) for contributions to the field of hypnosis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001181/bk_gdan_001181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America’s new lost generation.In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims’ families. But they also shed light on a more complex issue. The killers were three drifters scrounging for a living among a burgeoning counterculture population. Soon this community of runaways and transients became vulnerable scapegoats of a modern witch hunt. The supposedly progressive residents of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, only two generations removed from the Summer of Love, now feared all of society’s outcasts as threats.In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that’s changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people - victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. She also doesn’t ignore the threat they pose to themselves and to others as a dangerous dark side emerges. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America’s vagabond youth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011585/bk_brll_011585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.