'Four Jammy Biscuits Saved My lIfe Today' (how to NOT kill yourself) side 1 - bare fact & side 2 - bare soul
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How did eating four biscuits prevent a compulsive suicidal episode (one of many) when nothing else worked? "Self-condemnation is the most powerful thing a person can face. Many cannot. But there is a resourcefulness within the human spirIt we cannot imagine. The most dangerous time for someone suicidal is not when they are at their deepest emotional turmoil. It is when ending their life can be a decision as equally inconsequential as the decision to eat a biscuit. End Life / Eat Biscuit? What's good about that? Think about it."
Adrian Kenton's sometimes humorous but brutally candid account of prolonged childhood abuse from his mother from age 7-18yrs, sexual abuse from his sister and a paedophile at age 6-9yrs and abusive marriage from 30-36yrs, takes us through a journey of severe depression and breakdown, as well as over twenty years of compulsive suicidal episodes. Side 1 - Bare Fact deals with the external pressures, whereas Side 2 - Bare Soul examines the internalisation leading to madness and breakdown, religious condemnation and self-condemnation; but then his recovery without the aid of most services; managing bi-polar and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder without medication; working closely with UK voluntary and statutory Mental Health support agencies, exposing its endemic stigma; and finally to the effect of fear and prejudice towards these deepest of issues, on an individual level as well as nationally. Now the greatest form of illness affecting the majority of people and the least funded, an entire industry in crisis, especially since the age of austerity economics. His analysis proposes the main issue lies with endemic dissociation and marginalisation of sufferers from those who should be more responsible - what he terms 'Social, Political & Institutionalised Denial.'
Independent voluntary reviews achieve highest ratings:
"His Figurative language is outstanding, it made me laugh first, then think and reflect." "It does take a really good book to change your mind from negative to positive." "Kenton uses language that would not be found in a respectable dictionary, but it is suitable for his arguments. And I must say Adrian Kenton is a brilliant writer." "At first I didn't like the book, then I accepted it and now feel privileged to have read it."