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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Depression
  • Language:English
  • Pages:104
  • eBook ISBN:9789810727840

Loving a Schizophrenic

by Raymond Anthony Fernando

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Overview
Loving a Schizophrenic is a true story written by Model Caregiver, Raymond Anthony Fernando of his wife, Doris Lau who is coping well with depression and Schizophrenia. (*The names have been changed to protect the characters in the story from prejudice and discrimination). A heartwarming story of the healing power of love, this book chronicles the trials and tribulations of their courtship and 30-year marriage. The novel also provides an insightful peek into caring for a loved one stricken with mental illness. This is the first time that a caregiver in Singapore has written such a book and it is intended to raise awareness of mental illness from an Asian perspective. 4,000 copies of the printed book have been sold in Singapore, and it has also been purchased in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, America, India, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Now available in ebook version!
Description
Loving a Schizophrenic is a true story written by Model Caregiver, Raymond Anthony Fernando of his wife, Doris Lau who is coping well with depression and Schizophrenia. (*The names have been changed to protect the characters in the story from prejudice and discrimination). A heartwarming story of the healing power of love, this book chronicles the trials and tribulations of their courtship and 30-year marriage. The novel also provides an insightful peek into caring for a loved one stricken with mental illness. This is the first time that a caregiver in Singapore has written such a book and it is intended to raise awareness of mental illness from an Asian perspective. 4,000 copies of the printed book have been sold in Singapore, and it has also been purchased in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, America, India, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Now available in ebook version!
About the author
Raymond Anthony Fernando is a motivational speaker, poet, author, trainer, songwriter, freelance television actor and a mental health activist. He is also a volunteer with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and IMH and the author of 14 books. Raymond is also a caregiver to his wife, Doris who has "recovered" from schizophrenia and depression. Raymond has 37 years' experience in caring for his wife. Raymond has contributed 31 years in the public service, has 15 years experience in public relations work and has received many awards & commendations from government organisations, for his community work and for his writing. In 1998, Raymond was commended by the Singapore Police Force for promoting road safety in the republic. Raymond also holds a "Certificate in Public Relations" from the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS). Raymond has attended formal training at the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and was awarded a "Certificate of Participation" for the "Family Link Program" conducted for 9 weeks from 19 January 2006 to 23 March 2006. He has also obtained a " Certificate of Achievement" on 10th October 2005 from The Social Service Training Institute for a course on "Reclaiming lives: Helping people with persistent & serious mental illness". Raymond is married to Doris Lau Siew Lang whom he describes as his greatest inspiration. He is born on Valentine's Day.
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