January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her

January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her

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By (author) Michael Schofield

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  • Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 211mm x 27mm | 372g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1742705030
  • ISBN 13: 9781742705033
  • Sales rank: 27,673

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Father of two Michael Schofield and his family have appeared on US television, including ABC News, the Discovery Health Network, and the Oprah Winfrey show. He lives in the Bay Area of California, where he teaches English at California State University, Northridge

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"Imagine invisible demons that attack your beautiful child. But this is no nightmare, and no supernatural fantasy. The demons are real, and they come from inside her own mind. The story of January Schofield, diagnosed at six with childhood schizophrenia. is told by her father, Michael, with a father's tenderness, a novelist's consciousness, and a knight's grace. We can hold our breath and pray, but not look away. This modern parable may be the most compelling book you will ever read." --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of "The Deep End of the Ocean " ""January First" is a riveting and compelling-and also quite painful--story of a father's efforts to help his young daughter find a place for herself in this world in the face of a serious mental illness. Schofield gives a glimpse inside the mind of a child who lives much of her life in another world, interacting with "friends" who are only in her mind. Schofield takes us on his journey with Jani, starting with his thoughts that Jani is simply a misunderstood genius to recognition that something is really wrong, to the ultimate diagnosis of schizophrenia, a very serious mental illness, even more so when it manifests in a child. Schofield and his wife never give up. Their dedication and steadfastness are inspirational. Their story will be highly valued by the many families with a child with mental illness-indeed, by the many families who have any kind of struggle with their kids. The book ends on a hopeful note with Jani in a better place, yet we recognize that the battle is likely not over." - Elyn Saks, MacArthur Grant Recipient and author of "The Center Cannot Hold " "In his memoirs 'January First, ' Michael Schofield chronicles his family's experience with [a] devastating mental illness, which usually presents itself at least a decade later." --"Daily Mail" (UK) "January's story is one of redemption, of resilience, of a family coming together in spite of all to rally for a difficult, special girl."--"New