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Description - Life After Care by Mark Edwards

Trigger Press are proud to announce Theinspirationalseries, partner to their innovative Pullingthetrigger range. Theinspirationalseries promotes the idea that mental illness should be talked about freely and without fear. Find out more at www.pulling-the-trigger.com In this book, we follow Mark's journey with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, and we learn about the enduring impact his childhood had on his mental health. His diary entries bring to life the thoughts and feelings of Mark, as a teenager, struggling to understand how he came to be placed in care, and how to deal with his adolescent feelings of loss and love. On the verge of breakdown, Mark tried to take his own life and he was sectioned under the mental health act. We follow his journey from local authority care to the wards of a crumbling Victorian psychiatric asylum, and beyond into life on the streets ... This is a heartfelt, true story, of how a troubled young man managed to turn his life around. From being imprisoned in the care system and mislabelled as a violent boy with no hope, we hear how Mark became a successful, happily married family man, and a prominent figure in his local community. Find your motivation in Theinspirationalseries, find your method in the Pullingthetrigger range.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781911246190
ISBN-10: 1911246194
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Trigger
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards spent a majority of his childhood in local authority care, spending short amounts of time between placements with his father. He has served as a lifeboat crew member and also served as a police chaplain to Northumbria Police. Mark is now a vicar to two parishes in the diocese of Newcastle and is a volunteer Ambulance First Responder, receiving the Queen Diamond Jubilee medal as a volunteer member of the emergency services. Mark is now happily married and has 4 children and one grandchild.

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