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Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions

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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 notorious Section 8 housing project. Getting to the bottom of what’s going on in a fractured system, Clyde finds himself mysteriously compelled to break the codes of standard dr
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 18th 2015 by Outskirts Press
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Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM IN AMERICA

Clyde Dee
Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 9781478759928
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/15)

In “Fighting for Freedom in America,” author and mental health counselor Clyde Dee takes us on a journey, as he relives dealing with a broken system for the down-trodden, personal mental health issues from going off his medication, family and financial issues. His story is fascinating because he is able to intellectualize what he was thinking and feeling at the time, e
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Jonathan Roth
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a brilliant first person account of someone who has lived through various challenges with isolation, trauma, and experiences which were labeled as ‘psychotic.’ Clyde stirs questions about the nature of madness and sanity. Through narrative he points to the pretense and insincerity of “normal” in mainstream American culture, and discusses the challenge of a sensitive soul's endeavor to live a meaningful life in the midst of such a culture.


The book brought up reflections on the possib
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Tony Parsons
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An author’s memoir of not only his struggles at times with the extreme mental illness, but his clienteles as well.
I commend you for your daily struggles & the work you do.
May you have a great future.
In the apartment, I live in there are 3 males who have it.
1 of the men are a Jehovah Witness advocate. He really amazes me. The other 2 I think are also autistic. They are very smart in the math areas.

Where I used to work in mental health these were my favorite male clients to work with were S
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Donna Chadwick
First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Clyde Dee for sending me his book and giving me a chance to read it. I was sent this book in exchange for a honest review. I am glad this book is on my bookshelf. I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this. I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with auth ...more
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Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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It's hard having a mental illness. It's even harder when you're trying to fix a broken system by exposing problems. Dreby's book is an intensive look into what it's like to be diagnosed with "Schizophrenia" while trying to live in the "normal" world. This would be a great book for those working in/with the mental health community.
Helene
Jul 05, 2017 added it
A very well written and truthful book about mental illness in America.
Clyde Dee
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions by Clyde Dee is a non-fiction book that focuses on some of the harshest realities of life. Clyde Dee was a mental health counselor when his life was turned upside down. Taking a job at the Section 8 housing project was perhaps the worst (or the best) thing to happen to him. Embroiled in politics and games, his life becomes increasingly difficult when he is
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Mike He
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Fighting for Freedom in America” reveals the lives of mental illness patients that I think most people would care less about or know little of. A memoir vividly written with passion and compassion.
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