Bill MacPhee, who lives with schizophrenia tells his story of recovery. A successful business person, Bill tells the story of his first psychotic episodes and wandering the streets, to lying on his parents’ couch, to his current success. What’s more, we learn of his journey through the perspective of others, including his doctor. Anyone who lives with a mental illness, who cares for a person with mental illness, and all professionals in the mental health field must read this poignant book about one person’s journey to recovery.
To Cry A Dry Tear:
Bill Macphee’s Journey of Hope and Recovery with Schizophrenia
Bill’s childhood passion for swimming lead him at the age of 19 to the South China Sea where he began a promising career as a commercial deep sea diver in Singapore. The future looked bright for Bill, already living his dream.
Five years later, Bill was living a nightmare. Pacing a psychiatric ward, trapped in a world of illusions, delusions, paranoia and depression, he was 24 years old and diagnosed with schizophrenia. Bill was hospitalized 6 different times, lived in 3 group homes and had a suicide attempt. If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone who is out of reality, this is the book that will give you a clear, vivid understanding of schizophrenia.
Bill has shared many of his original nursing notes as well as his psychiatrist notes and treatment regimen. Today Bill is known as a recovery expert, and he defines recovery as when you would not want to be anyone other than who you are today.
Bill has helped thousands of people through his work and publications and will help you understand what you need to know about recovery and life with schizophrenia.
About the Author
Bill MacPhee is the founder and CEO of Magpie Media Inc. under which he launched the Canadian SZ Magazine, a quarterly magazine intended to offer encouragement and information to people affected by schizophrenia. In June 2003 he added a U.S. edition of the magazine. In addition to producing this award winning magazine, Bill travels throughout North America bringing hope to thousands of people through his inspirational talks about how he pulled himself from the depths of depression to become a successful entrepreneur, husband and father.