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Celebrating the launch of ‘The Family – An Anthology of Psychosis’

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of ‘The Family – An Anthology of Psychosis’ by Sarah Mackay, the latest book to be published by Press and a wonderful addition to our growing library of health and wellbeing books.

The Family is a vivid, first-hand exploration of the experience of psychosis presented through a moving collection of paintings and poetry.

As author Dr Sarah Mackay explains, “Once upon a time I was a nurse, after earning a first-class nursing degree and graduating top of my class. I went on to receive a scholarship to study autism at doctoral level. I’ve been in and out of hospital my whole adult life, plagued by The Family. The Family is a group of people that live in an alternate universe. In a place full of demons. I hear them talking to me and talking between themselves. This anthology is our story.”

Due to current covid restrictions, we weren’t able to celebrate the book with a traditional launch event, however, we did manage to sit down with Sarah for a socially distanced video interview which we will be sharing with you over the next few days. We are hoping to arrange an evening with the author in the near future when circumstances allow.

Praise for ‘The Family – An Anthology of Psychosis’

“The therapeutic outlet of poetry and art is poignantly depicted in Dr Sarah Mackay’s courageous journey with psychosis. Sarah’s anthology touches me as a book that will strike a chord and reach out to those who have experienced that deep, intense struggle with mental ill-health and darkness, as well as light.”

– Emma Sims, Author, ‘Self-Care for Givers and the Helping Professions’

“We hope this book will help others who might be struggling with voices, visions or other unusual experiences, find reassurance and hope and find their own window in which to explore their experiences, find some of the meaning linked to those experiences and discover new ways to accept and live with their own equivalent to The Family.” 

– Caroline David and Tony Scannell, PSI Nurse Specialists, NHS Trust Community Mental Health Team and Facilitators, Wrexham Hearing Voices Group.

Available to purchase now

“The Family – An Anthology of Psychosis’ is available to purchase now via the book shop and via Amazon.

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Jan Longshadow
I am a coach, mentor, author and radio presenter with a passion for positivity. I founded in 2016.

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