Opening the Vault

A Personal Journey Through Autism & Schizophrenia

by Brigid Gallagher

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/8/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781452506272
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781452506289

About the Book

Opening the Vault is a deeply personal story about the possibility of cure through love and acceptance. As an intense, detailed journal of one family’s venture into the realm of psychosis, it is a true story of everyday life brought to an abrupt end when the author’s youngest son, Michael, suffers a catatonic breakdown and is diagnosed with autism and schizophrenia. The ensuing crisis scattered family and friends, but also led to bizarre, sometimes wondrous discoveries, surprising reversals and an unfathomable personal mystery.

About the Author

Brigid Gallagher and her Shih Tzu “Kevin” live in a cottage near a windswept beach on the Fluerieu Peninsula in South Australia. Natural resourcefulness, endless enthusiasm and a deep longing to connect urge Brigid to share her experiences in plain language that tells it like it is.