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  • The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist
  • By: Jim Lucey
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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In My Room

By: Jim Lucey
Narrated by: Kevin Hely
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Summary

Jim Lucey has been working for more than 25 years with patients suffering from mental health problems. When people at their most vulnerable present to his room at St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin, they reveal their fears, traumas and very real human predicaments. Most of the assessments described in this audiobook took place in this room. While the patients’ stories are diverse, one common theme emerges - that of recovery.

The psychiatrist and patients show us that recovery is possible, if we can find a way to engage. Many of us find it difficult to speak of the mind, and care of the mind requires an ability to listen and to reflect. 

The room is a space for the mind, and a metaphor for the mind at the same time. Most of us will never find ourselves on a psychiatrist’s couch and yet our lives would be perilous if we did not make space for our mental health. In this space, we can hold up a mirror and acknowledge our search for meaning. By going to the room, life becomes more resourceful and rewarding. In showing up there, we show up for life itself.

©2014 Jim Lucey (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"In My Room provides valuable insights that will benefit every human being interested in better understanding mental health. This is a beautiful book that should be read out loud at times, shared with others, and openly discussed." (Charlotte R. Shore)

"It's a really fascinating book, because you get to glimpse inside real stories." (Keelin Shanley)

"The great message of In My Room for patients and their families is that recovery from mental illness is possible." (Mark Edmund Hutcheson)

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