A Fine Line A Balance to Survive
A true account of over 20 continual years of severe sexual child abuse including several murder attempts.The book has been praised by The British Psychology Society and many other professional services.
Bridget is admitted to a psychiatric hospital for an initial 2 weeks which changed into an intermittent session of 4 years.The medical experts and police state it is amazing Bridget has survived. More
"This is a courageous and moving story written by a courageous woman, in which she describes vividly her experiences of some of the best and the worst of human behaviour. It should provide help and insight to many people who are enduring mental suffering. It is a powerful lesson for those who live with, care and provide support for people with mental disturbance and those who administer health- care systems." Prof. Fred Toates and Dr. Olga Coschug-Toates.
The British Psychology Society 2010
‘Well done to Lisa WB who has had amazing success with her first book ‘A Fine Line’. ‘A Fine Line’ is based on Lisa’s own story of suffering years of child abuse. The main character, Bridget, is persuaded to check herself into a psychiatric unit, for what she thinks is a matter of weeks, which then turns into years as she unravels a sequence of appalling abuse, blocked from her memory.
Lisa explained: “The book has taken a long time to write and a lot of really hard work but I felt compelled to write it to increase understanding of people who suffer from mental health problems, the treatment they receive, and what life is like in a secure psychiatric unit.’
Professor Antony Sheehan, Chief Executive of the Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Trust. March 2010
"A Fine Line is a very significant text for all those trying to understand what it is really like to use the mental health system, indeed why so many of the women who use MH Services need help in the first place. Lisa has been forthright in her account of the good, the bad and the indifferent. As the chapters go on we see a compelling story unfold with lessons for managers, clinicians and service users jumping out of every page. It's not easy but it's a must!"
Dr Ojeicha, GP
"Nothing splendid has been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances... The book, like its author is splendid."
When Bridget is admitted to a psychiatric unit for intensive therpy, neither the medical professionals, her husband Joseph, nor even Bridget herself realise the extent of the horrors that will unfold.
The initial two week voluntary stay eventually turns into an inimitable sectioning that lasts for nearly four years. The pain and distress of Bridget's revalations cause her to be detained in a High Security Unit and the police become involved.
As Bridget reveals more and more of her past, the medical team are repeatedly shocked. It seems she has survived against the odds and even her consultant is shaken to the core when she eventually reveals her darkest secret.
This unique tale is based on a true story.