• The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

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    DescriptionAt seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child - the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. Now in this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her. In this new addition, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the original publication - a period involving addiction, relapse and ultimately, love and recovery. Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perserverance and courage.

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    The Quiet Room
    A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lori Schiller, By (author) Amanda Bennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9780446671330
    ISBN 10: 0446671339

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    LC classification: RC514.S332
    DC22: 616.89/82/0092
    LC classification: RC514.S332 A3 1996
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    Edition statement
    Warner Books.
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Grand Central Publishing
    Publication date
    01 July 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joe Amaral was born in Portugal on the island of St. Miguel and emigrated with his family to Toronto, Ontario, when he was two years old. A rebel against Christianity, he credits a youth pastor who 'loved me unconditionally' with being a major factor in his conversion and subsequent decision to enter the ministry.