Book Title: Blossoms in the valley emerging from the depths of mental illness
Author Name: Dr. Thomas Choy
Book Synopsis: Through 10 reconstructed real-life stories, the author peels back the masks of mental illness to provide a closer glimpse of the persons behind their heart-wrenching experiences. Each prevailed against the odds, such as stressful symptoms, stigmatization and social exclusion, and blossomed into something beautiful in life as recovery is being appreciated with a more holistic understanding of wellness. Readers may find each chapter refreshing, hope-inspiring, and the discussion insightful.
Author Bio: Dr. Thomas Choy practiced psychiatry for 23 years in Toronto with a special interest in chronic severe mental illnesses. He worked in inpatient and outpatient care, and with the Assertive Community Treatment Team in Scarborough. He actively promotes mental health through public education seminars and was one of the founding members of the Living Water Counselling Center and the China East Mental Health Team of EMAS (Education, Medical Aid Service, Canada).