Psychotherapist Releases New Memoir About Surviving a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee

In Fighting for Freedom in America, released by Outskirts Press, psychotherapist and author Clyde Dee writes about his own descent into Madness while working as a mental health counselor fifteen years ago.

Fifteen years ago, while working in a Section 8 housing project that is notorious for drug dealing, Clyde Dee finds himself mysteriously compelled to break the codes of standard drug war conduct. Uncanny threats and coincidences drive him to question the pillars of his profession and his own wellness until he decides to go off a low dose of anti-psychotic medication.  Stopped by police in an effort to exit the country, Clyde is incarcerated in a psychiatric ward for three months and released to the streets.

Fighting for Freedom in America pulls back the curtain to reveal what it's like to be treated in a State Hospital and be sucked back into the meat grinder of the mental health industry.

Clyde Dee, MFT

Fighting for Freedom in America pulls back the curtain to reveal what it’s like to be treated in a State Hospital and be sucked back into the meat grinder of the mental health industry. Unlike success prototypes such as John Nash or Evelyn Saks, Clyde’s story reveals both the innards of Schizophrenia and how a person can learn to make peace with the forces that are following them around. Clyde is able to overcome homelessness, underemployment, and harassment with family support and morph into someone who has a therapy license and is currently fighting to gain attention for his successes in treating others who are in the throes of a psychotic break. 

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Categories: Books, Psychiatry and Psychology, Special Needs and Disabilities

Tags: Mental Health and Wellness, Schizophrenia