Fighting for Freedom in America

Fighting for Freedom in America

Memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions

by Clyde Dee


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In the frontiers of America’s mental health institutions, fighting for freedom can become very personal.

Six years into a clinical career, anonymous mental health worker, Clyde Dee, starts work in a Section 8 housing project that is notorious for crime. Getting to the bottom of what's going on in a fractured system, Clyde finds himself mysteriously compelled to break the codes of standard drug war conduct. After six months of uncanny threats and coincidences, he decides to go off a low dose of anti-psychotic medication. Stopped by police in an effort to exit the country, he ends up incarcerated in a State Hospital for three months and released to the streets. In the years that follow, Clyde moves through American disparities and cultural delusions, facing some of his worst fears come true.

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. With the mob breathing down his neck, Clyde is able to overcome homelessness, underemployment, and harassment. He is able to morph into someone who is fighting to gain attention for his successes in treating others who are in the throes of a “psychotic”

"An intensely personal and impressively well written memoir." -Midwest Book Reviews

"I finally understand what a person with a mental illness feels like, lives like, and how he fights for his sanity and his life every single day." -Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite

" As someone with a Master's of Science degree in a counseling field, I have found my greatest lessons have been from real people and not material in textbooks. As I read Clyde's story, I felt like I learned many lessons through what he has to share. My work will definitely be more beneficial by what I learned from him." - Paige Lovitt, Reader Views

"What a great read! As a person with mental health issues myself I could relate to most of the memoir." -Niki's Book Review

Shortlisted for Book Viral 2015 Award (Ranked 8th Best)

Readers Favorite Honorable Mention, Non-Fiction Biography Category

Winner of four catagories, 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 333 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 21, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478759925
ISBN13: 9781478759928
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Author Information...

Tim Dreby is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience who works in an inner-city mental health facility. Raised in a private school, he sought refuge in a ghetto community to hide a history of male anorexia. Working his way through, Tim has learned to champion the untold story. One day he hopes to help revolutionize treatment for "psychosis" across diagnostic divides.
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