To Cry a Dry Tear:
Bill MacPhee’s Journey of Hope and Recovery With Schizophrenia, reveals the truth about living with a mental illness.
Being diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t live a full, happy, and successful life. It means you have to live a full, happy, and successful life that takes your mental illness into account.
Bill’s childhood passion for swimming led him at the age of 19 to the South China Sea where he began a promising career as a commercial deep sea diver in Singapore,
The future looked bright for Bill, already living his dream before his 20th birthday.
Five years later, Bill was living a nightmare inside the walls of a psychiatric ward. He was trapped in a world of illusions, delusions, paranoia and depression thanks to schizophrenia.
He was taken to hospital six times and lived in three different group homes as a result. At one point he tried to end his life, feeling helpless and hopeless because of the life he left behind and what seemed to be a bleak future ahead.
But Bill held on to hope. He came to terms with his mental illness and used it as a springboard to a life more rewarding and full than he ever could have imagined.
Now a recovery expert, Bill has helped thousands of people through his work and publications. His first book, to Cry a Dry Tear, gives you a clear, vivid understanding of schizophrenia and what goes on in the mind of someone experiencing a psychotic episode.