Sailing On Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills For Recovery From Mental Illness by Gary RhuleSailing On Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills For Recovery From Mental Illness by Gary Rhule

Sailing On Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills For Recovery From Mental Illness

byGary Rhule

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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Sailing on Broken Piecesis told from the triple perspective of a sibling, caregiver and emergency room doctor who treats people with mental illness in the emergency room and copes with the same concerns at home. It is told through vignettes from the emergency room intertwined with common symptoms of mental illness. The goal ofSailing on Broken Piecesis to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

Oscar winning Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence said: "It's just so bizarre how in this world if you have asthma, you take asthma medication. If you have diabetes, you take diabetes medication. But as soon as you have to take medicine for your mind, it's such a stigma behind it."

Sailing on Broken Piecesis unique from this triple perspective of ER doctor, sibling and caregiver of a person with mental illness. One in 3 Americans (65 Million) is a family caregiver for persons with mental illness.Sailing on Broken Piecesprovides strategies and insights on how to cope while providing support for their family member.

About The Author

Dr. Gary Rhule is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, and healthcare management consultant. He worked for many years as an emergency room doctor where many persons are affected by physical illness, as well as mental illness. He honed the vital life skills to cope with mental illness as a result of working in the emergency ro...

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Title:Sailing On Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills For Recovery From Mental IllnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.76 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1614489424

ISBN - 13:9781614489429

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Wind Said No
Part I: Reflections in the Water
Chapter 1: The Hardy Boys
Chapter 2: Sandburned
Chapter 3: The Scent of Lilac
Chapter 4: I See Unusual Things
Tip Box 1
Part II: Charting the Course
Bull’s Eye
Chapter 5: Fish Tail Car
Chapter 6: Dylan’s Hoop Dream
Chapter 7: Burning the Midnight Oil
Chapter 8: Tree Trunks
Tip Box 2
Part III: Storm Clouds
Lunaception
Chapter 9: Earth and Sky
Chapter 10: You Will Never Know
Chapter 11: A Piece of Cookie
Chapter 12: One Thousand Cows
Tip Box 3
Part IV: Eye of the Storm
Different
Chapter 13: Mission Impossible
Chapter 14: Tell Bret
Chapter 15: A Day for Decision
Chapter 16: Pain but No Gain
Tip Box 4
PART V: Days of Rain
Double Negative
Chapter 17: Dizzy Dalliance
Chapter 18: Resuscitated
Chapter 19: The Open Mouth
Chapter 20: What’s up, Doc?
Tip Box 5
Part VI: Sunny Skies
Stepping Stones in My Rose Garden
Chapter 21: Unanswered Questions
Chapter 22: Esther’s Unlikely Tirade
Chapter 23: A Shore in Sight
Epilogue
Tip Box 6

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“If Michelangelo could write rather than paint, he would create Sailing on Broken Pieces, a masterful debut with visual imagery and palpable characters that leap off the page, sit in your living room to have a pleasant afternoon conversation”“Like a fireman’s and emergency first responders’ tender care  of your most prized possessions, the family, Sailing on Broken Pieces wraps you in a soulful, cozy blanket, to land softly, but on solid ground.” ---Chief John B. Stewart, Retired, City of Hartford Fire Department, and author of A Hard Climb Up the Ladder“Like beautiful music to the ears, Sailing on Broken Pieces is a compelling symphony that forces you to laugh, move, dance and jump for joy. A remarkable read, like poetry in motion.”