We All Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

The publishers say: “We All Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is an irreverent look at psychiatry through stories that, though funny, often have layers of meaning. Ronald Coleman has moved away from his usual critical and sometimes angry approach to the psychiatric system. In this entertaining Volume he has used his story telling talent to show the often nonsensical and damaging world of Psychiatry.”

The author says:

We All flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is not a book in the traditional sense rather than it is a collection of stories, most of them true, some embellished and some adapted from other not related fields about the psychiatric system. Whilst the book is intended to by funny it is not in anyway attempting to minimise the real pain and suffering that those who have been or are in the psychiatric system go through.

Having spent many years in acute psychiatry wards as a patient I remember that most of the discussions between us happened in the smoking room (yes we were allowed to smoke indoors at the time). We would often tell stories of things that had happened to us both in hospital and in the community. Some of these stories were sad, some were challenging but many were funny. This fun is often lost in the system that focuses on risk and illness rather than on health and opportunity.”

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