Extraordinary personal account of combat and the mental wounds that come from it Also, a firsthand look at a behavioral health system that was not quite ready for the mental trauma with which it was about to be inundated Insight into the traumatic mental effects of repeated near back to back combat deployments on even the most prepared a West Point graduate and DIV I athlete As a retired Special Forces officer with multiple combat deployment, my hat goes off to the author with profound respect and thankfulness for your service This story will help people Gob Bless America. I highly recommend this book for anyone who thinks it could never happen to me when pondering the subject of mental illness So you are a successful, smart, brave, beloved by many, star collegiate athlete You must be invincible Or maybe not This is not just an intriguing medical story, but a heart wrenching and convicting story for anyone who strives to be understanding and compassionate to those who struggle on the inside Locked in was as an eye opener for me As a result of reading it, I think I m prepared to be a better and informed friend and human. Just finished this book of encouragement It is written for mental health patients, families and medical providers, military and civilian It offers hope and shares the writer s story as a Westpoint cadet, who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then ended up in mental health hospitals You will start and finish it in one read a very compelling story thank your for your service and thank you for sharing. A Memoir That Appeals To A Broad Audience To Include Civilians, Veterans, Educators, Healthcare Providers And Families Alike In Hopes To Enlighten And Encourage Those Suffering And Those Treating Someone With Invisible Wounds The Story Takes The Reader From The Battlefields Of Iraq And Afghanistan, Through The Military And Civilian Psychiatric Systems, And Finally To The Fight That Remains On The Home Front Carolyn S Journey Follows Her Lingering Battle Over The Course Of A Decade That Leaves The Medical Community And Her Family Struggling For Answers, An Accurate Diagnosis And Treatment That Will Alleviate Her Symptoms Her Chance Encounter With A Doctor In Her Home Town Eleven Years After She Returns Home From The Desert Leads To Long Sought After Answers And A Successful Treatment Plan That Has Finally Released Her From The Mental Health Struggles That Held Her Back For So Many Years Carolyn And Her Providers Now Hope To Share Her Story With Others And Bring Her Diagnosis To The Forefront Of The Psychiatric Community So Others May Benefit Carolyn S Resilience And Internal Drive Are Evident Throughout The Story The Reader Will Easily Follow And Embrace Her Narrative And Find Her Honesty And Raw Emotions Capturing Yet Inspirational If This Story Helps Just One It Will Have Been Worth It A Portion Of The Sale Of Each Book Will Be Donated To The Non Profit Organization Athena Sisters The Group Seeks To Help And Empower Women Veterans Struggling With Physical And Mental Wounds And Guide Them To Appropriate Resources, Treatment And Help In Their Communities Having had the privilege to know the author as cadets on the Army swim team, it was no surprise to read about her courage in overcoming extraordinary challenges Her story is a wonderful example and testimony to the human spirit and the amazing people who serve in our military No doubt that her appeal to mental health professionals and all who encounter individuals with similar struggles will be better armed to provide support Bravo, Carolyn An honest and brave testimonial to Carolyn s journey It s said that one s telling the story is important Well, Carolyn didn t just tell her story, she wrote the book, and it is compelling I love books I can read in a day. The author is convincing as she takes us with her on convoy in Afghanistan In a later chapter, we cross the border with her on day one of the Iraq War But her book is not primarily about war, it is about mental illness She is courageous to share what she went through, and I hope her book will give understanding and encouragement to others in similar situations, and their families.Her book deals with her eleven year search for a diagnosis and treatment of a baffling mental illness Coincidentally, she describes how mentally ill patients are treated differently from those with visible wounds and illnesses, and how lacking in effective care such treatment can be for many One positive aspect of her care that stands out is the presence of an extended family, including an amazing grandmother, who were there for her, supporting her in whatever way they could She also had many caring friends, and eventually she met and married a man she describes as her perfect partner Sadly, most people with mental illness don t have this important support system.The author has done her research into the treatment of mental illnesses, and includes suggestions for changes in treatment at the end of her book.I wish her and her family the best and hope that the medicine that has given her so much control continues to work well for her She has lost enough time locked in. Thank you everyone for reading my story Please share with others.
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- Carolyn Furdek
- 06 March 2018 Carolyn Furdek