Crazy Daze – A Bipolar Odyssey : a book by Declan Gould
The Book Launch
Crazy Daze was formally launched in June 2022, in the community centre at the African Mission Church in Wilton, Cork.
Vincent Murphy, a long time friend of Declan took the chair while the main address was delivered by Professor Ted Dinan, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at UCC.
About the book
The book relates many episodes in the life of Declan Gould, which spans Ireland, USA, and Zimbabwe, all influenced by his affliction with the bi-polar condition. Declan relates stories of episodes in his life in a disarmingly frank and humourous style. A must read for anyone interested in the bi-polar condition and its effects on the individual.
Part 2 – Stigma and Mental Health
In addition to the narrative on Declan’s life, the book also deals with Stigma and Mental Health, reproducing an address delivered by Declan at the Gilbert Centre in Mallow.
Part 3 – Under Observation: a patient view from the psychiatric ward
This section contains many apt and interesting observations about the fate of psychiatric patients in hospital.