Crazy Daze – A Bipolar Odyssey : a book by Declan Gould
The Book Launch
On Thursday 2nd June 2022, there will be a formal launch of the book in the community centre at the African Mission Church in Wilton, Cork.
The programme will commence at 7.oopm. Vincent Murphy, a long time friend of Declan will occupy the chair while the main address on the book will be delivered by Professor Ted Dinan, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at UCC. An interesting and informative evening can be expected at this MUST ATTEND event for professionals of all levels in the field of mental health and mental health support.
About the book
The book relates many episodes in the life of Declan Gould, which spans Ireland, USA, and Zimbabwe, all influenced by Declan’s affliction with the bi-polar condition. Declan relates stories of his life as they occurred, always with realism, with respect, with due deference to others around him, and with humour as appropriate.
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.