Books tagged: asylums

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An Enlightening Lie About the Lucidity of Bees
By Ian Kraft
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Crofton Eer, a member of a militaristic society set in a canyon that knows only war, seeks an escape from the troubled canyon in which he lives, guided by the embodiment of the lone star that is visible from the canyon depths. His escape takes him on a journey in which he discovers that there are a great many more stars (gods) in the sky, which leads to a search for truth in the valley of life.
You Will Notice That Hallways Are Painted (short story)
By Angela Meyer
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
They're not really crazy but they aren't 'functional' members of society either: they drink, feel, touch and love too much. Is it possible to hold onto yourself, and still get out of the institution? Originally published in Torpedo Greatest Hits (Hunter Publishers, 2010) edited by Chris Flynn. Cover artwork and design by Kenneth Erickson.
Forensic Dual Recovery
By W. Strawn Douglas
Price: Free! Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
FDR or Forensic Dual Recovery starts off with my admission that I was detained for ‎psychiatric reasons by the ex president of the World Psychiatric Association. From ‎there it goes on to talk about psychiatry at large and how the legalities of addiction to ‎drugs and psychiatric medications can have intermingled and tangled paths.‎
Reticent Rain
By Richard Acosta
Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
The spaces between the connect and the disconnect are in concert when a young psychiatric intern, Doctor Pierce, faces the many challenges that the state run institution of Westwood presents to him. There he meets Paige, a frail and catatonic patient, that changes both of their lives forever. Through cryptic passages and heavy metaphor, the story unfolds to a bewildering and unnerving ending.
North Black Asylum
By Billy Young, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
Revenge is bloody good!
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
By Annie Southern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.